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With some practice, you'll get the hang of checking your blood sugar levels. Get tips here for making blood sugar monitoring easier and ways to keep your blood glucose in control. Keeping your blood sugar in check can help prevent diabetes complications and improve your overall diabetes health.

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Diabetes can be overwhelming, so start with the basics. After...
Diabetes can be overwhelming, so start with the basics. After all, you can’t address what you don’t understand. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or just stumped on a particular topic, we've compiled some of the most important information about diabetes that will help you take control and live a healthier life.
Do you have diabetes and high blood pressure? Here are a few...
Do you have diabetes and high blood pressure? Here are a few practical lifestyle changes to make to help you control your blood pressure -- and benefit your diabetes, too.
Whether you want to know the recommended blood sugar numbers or...
Whether you want to know the recommended blood sugar numbers or need advice on how to stay motivated, our experts have taken on the 20 most commonly asked diabetes questions so you have the answers you need to successfully manage your diabetes.
Good blood sugar control is vital to diabetes management. Eating...
Good blood sugar control is vital to diabetes management. Eating healthier, exercising, managing stress, and taking blood glucose-lowering medications if necessary are all components to controlling blood sugar. We give you tips to get you started on the path to better diabetes health.
Having diabetes doesn't mean alcohol is off-limits. We've talked...
Having diabetes doesn't mean alcohol is off-limits. We've talked to diabetes experts to find the latest advice on drinking alcoholic beverages. How many calories does a margarita have? Does a glass of wine spike blood sugar? Will a beer derail your diabetes meal plan? From wine and spirits to beer and cocktails, our diabetes drink guide tells you all you need to know about mixing diabetes and alcohol.
Starting on a blood glucose-lowering medicine immediately upon...
Starting on a blood glucose-lowering medicine immediately upon diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is the new standard of care. We show you why prescription drugs play an important role in managing diabetes.

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Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood...
Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol—is essential to diabetes care. Find out why these measures are so important, plus what the numbers mean and how often you should get tested.
Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low...
Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low cost make it the first drug that most providers choose and one of the most prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Find out if you should be taking it.
Blood sugar can become more difficult to manage when you're...
Blood sugar can become more difficult to manage when you're ill. Knowing what to do in advance may help you recover faster. Here's our handy guide to planning ahead for sick days with diabetes.
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.
One strip can cost $1, and some people with diabetes must test...
One strip can cost $1, and some people with diabetes must test their blood sugar more than five times a day. The cost of test strips can add up fast. Here's how to be sure you're getting your money's worth.
For years, all people with type 2 diabetes were told to strive...
For years, all people with type 2 diabetes were told to strive for an A1C of 7 percent or less. But recent research shows that not everyone benefits from such tight blood sugar control.