Diabetes Management

Getting Accurate Blood Glucose Test Results

Getting Accurate Blood Glucose Test Results

How to Reduce Errors when Testing Blood Glucose Levels
June 01, 2012
What can affect the accuracy of your blood glucose test results when you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes? This article explains how to reduce errors when using blood glucose meters and test strips.
Insulin Side Effects

Insulin Side Effects

Adverse effects and allergic reactions to insulin are possible. Here's what you should know if you take insulin to control your diabetes.
April 20, 2011
Insulin has a few side effects you should be aware of, including allergic reactions to insulin and hypoglycemia. Learn how to avoid insulin side effects, or deal with them if you experience them as you live with diabetes.

Insulin: A Diabetes Medication

The History of Insulin as a Diabetes Treatment
April 20, 2011
Insulin was the first medication for diabetes, and it’s still the main diabetes medication for people with type 1 diabetes. Learn about the development of insulin and about the different types of insulin.

Diabetes Medication Development Process

Diabetes Medications Update
April 20, 2011
Current drugs help diabetics manage diabetes by lowering blood glucose and improving the production and use of insulin. Future diabetes medications will further improve diabetes glucose control. Learn about diabetes medications currently being developed.

Insulin Glargine

A Diabetes Medication for Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes
April 19, 2011
Insulin can be used as a diabetes medication for either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Learn about a type of insulin, glargine. Is it right for you to help you control your blood glucose level?

Basal and Bolus Insulin for People with Diabetes

April 19, 2011
Diabetic insulin administration around meal times requires work, but it helps diabetics control their basal rate and live better with diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes may need to use bolus and basal insulin.

Who Needs Insulin?

Do People with Type 2 Diabetes Need Insulin?
April 19, 2011
Insulin is the diabetes mainstay medication for millions of people with diabetes. It controls blood glucose in all people with type 1 diabetes, and for millions living with type 2 diabetes. Learn when insulin is necessary.

Type 2 Diabetes Medications

Pramlintide and Exenatide Help Control Blood Glucose Levels
April 19, 2011
People with type 2 diabetes can take medications to help them control their blood glucose levels. Learn about two options: exenatide and pramlintide.

Blood Glucose Monitoring Tips for People with Diabetes

How Often and Where to Test Blood Glucose Levels
April 18, 2011
People with diabetes have to frequently test their blood glucose levels, but they need to know where and when to do it, so they can manage their diabetes with insulin and other treatments. Article gives blood glucose monitoring tips.

Insulin Basics

Types of Insulin
April 18, 2011
You have many insulin options to help manage your diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes take insulin. Article gives insulin basics, including types of insulin and examples of insulin.