Meters should be within 10% of lab values to be considered accurate. The more often a meter falls within 10% (or 10 points) of the lab value, the more reliable it will be.
Heading back to school is an exciting and anxious time for most and no doubt diabetes can add to that anxiety level. Whether your child is very young, newly diagnosed or maybe just heading to a new school this year, the thought of going back to school may have you both on edge.
There are a multitude of different groups working on hybrid closed loop projects, and each one runs on its own unique proportion of automation and brain-power. Here are a few of the projects that were presented and discussed at the ADA Scientific Sessions in New Orleans this past June.
Do you need a nutrition makeover? If you have diabetes, you need to manage your weight, blood glucose (BG), blood pressure (BP), and cholesterol levels. Food choices can help us to do this.
In the diabetes community, adherence and compliance are words that are used to talk about and evaluate how PWD (people with diabetes) are doing with their diabetes management.
My name is Jacob Seltzer, I am 20 years old, and a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed with diabetes on my half birthday, November 21, 2011 at the age of 15. I have had diabetes for roughly 5 years and I do not let it get in my way. I am currently going into my junior year of college at Stony Brook University as an athletic training major.
United has designated “preferred provider” status to Medtronic, meaning that it will be difficult and costly for its adult members to obtain an insulin pump other than one made by Medtronic
High BP is called "the silent killer" because generally there are no symptoms of hypertension unless the BP is dangerously high. Given the high risk for cardiovascular disease that goes along with a diabetes diagnosis, it's important to know what BP range to target to stay safe.
You go to bed and your blood sugar level is perfect....Ahhh. Then you wake up and it's awful?! What happened??. Find out the 4 Reasons Why Blood Sugar Can Be High in the Morning
Diabetes impacts our lives deeply. We are forced to realize our limitations as humans. Diabetes is a beast to be tamed - not by the diabetic alone, but by an entire village.