The terms A1C and blood sugar are frequently used when talking about diabetes. But what is the difference between A1C and blood sugar, and how do they relate?
The glycemic index is a scale out of 100 that ranks foods containing carbohydrate by how much they raise blood sugar levels. There are 3 categories – high, medium or low glycemic index.
High blood sugar levels, officially known as hyperglycemia, occur when the body has too little insulin or can’t use the insulin that it makes properly.
As we struggle to meet rising costs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the added challenge of catering to diabetes dietary needs. But did you know that eating healthily can actually cost less? It’s a fact!
Your blood glucose meter is an important tool in your diabetes management. Its main purpose is to record your blood sugar at a particular time – whether you’re in a fasting state (before a meal), after a meal or during the night.
Whether you are responsible for the care of a family member in the home, keeping watch from around the corner, or caregiving from a distance, diabetes caregivers have to accept significant added stresses and challenges as part of everyday life.