Earlier this year, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration began ruminating over the idea of changing the way that blood glucose monitors are used and classified. Needless to say, it created quite a stir among members of the healthcare community. Many people supported portions of the non-binding guidelines and vehemently opposed others. So what’s all the controversy about?
Being diabetic in our day and age is no longer life altering. But the constant need to always have your diabetes testing supplies, can complicate your life. The constant need to prick your finger, check your levels, and watch what you eat can sometimes be enough to ruin a nice day out.
Research has shown that the key to reducing or avoiding diabetic complications is keeping the blood sugar tightly controlled; glucose meters are the main tool used to accomplish this. Currently there are about 75 different meters available in the United States with prices ranging from less than $10 to about $75. But take note: the price of the glucose meter does not necessarily reflect its quality or accuracy.
Diabetes can affect every part of your body, including your skin. In fact, skin problems are often the first sign that a person has diabetes. The good news is that most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.
For years, people have been searching for solutions to the world’s type 1 diabetes problem. It has lead to all sorts of conjecture as to which combination of actions can prevent, slow down or stop the disease from impacting individual’s lives. The most recent combination to be discussed is type 1 diabetes testing and gluten free diets.
Many glucose meters can last more than 10 years and still function normally. If you’ve had your glucose meter for a while, you may be wondering when you should consider replacing it. The key to knowing when it’s time for new equipment primarily lies with the accuracy of your machine. Even so, you may still want to consider investing in a new meter in order to take advantage of improved technology.
The week of October 10, 2013, the periodical Diabetologia published the surprising results of a study recently completed in the field of type 1 diabetes research. Once released, it quickly made headlines around the world. The noteworthy research was conducted by a series of professionals affiliated with the National Institute for Health Research Exeter Clinical […]
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and nerves over time. Nearly 347 million people worldwide have diabetes, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, foot ulcers and kidney failure. Overall, risk of dying is at least double among people with diabetes than people without diabetes.
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