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Monitoring of glycemic levels is a crucial part of Diabetes management. It aids in connecting the dots and helping you make tough day-to-day choices and decisions. Tracking your blood sugar levels has multiple benefits and it not only helps in improving glycemic control but also gives you the kind of powerful feedback needed to select a suitable anti-diabetic regimen for better metabolic control. The two most common devices used for glycemic mapping are the Glucometer and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). Now, one may think, Do we really need two of these devices? What do diabetes specialists prefer or recommend? Which one of the two is more accurate than the other? Read on to find answers on how they differ from one another, and why they're still individually pertinent in their own ways.
We all know and understand that getting Good Sleep is important for our mental, physical, and overall well-being. But what does that really mean? Is there a way to measure how good your sleep is in quality and quantity? Even if there is a way, what does that have to do with diabetes? The answer is - a lot! Not only is there a connection, but Sleep is also a crucial part of diabetes management. Read on to find out how and what you can do to improve your sleep quality and enable your body to regulate blood sugars better.
Healthy lifestyle choices including diet, exercise, and weight loss are the foundation of type 2 diabetes management. However, to achieve target blood sugar (glucose) levels, you may need medications. The list of medications for type 2 diabetes is long and potentially confusing, as sometimes while a single medication is effective enough, in other cases, a combination may work better. This article will tell you about these drugs - how they're taken, what they do, and some examples of drug names making it easier for you to discuss treatment options with your doctor.
Insulin resistance is the condition where the cells in your muscles, body fat, and liver are unable to use insulin effectively because they start resisting or ignoring the signal that the hormone insulin is trying to send to grab or absorb glucose out of the bloodstream for energy. Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the body's main source of fuel. When the cells resist and don't absorb glucose, levels of this sugar build up in the blood causing higher blood sugar and insulin levels, potentially leading to type 2 diabetes.
The incidence of Diabetes in both young and older adults has tripled in the last twenty years; and so have the number of myths surrounding it. One of the most common widespread beliefs is that Diabetes is an untreatable lifelong disease that limits a person from being able to do regular things like they did before. But gone are the days of “Once a diabetic, always a diabetic.” Evidence-Based Studies have shown that it is possible to stop this progression and work towards successfully preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes.