• A1C Test for Diagnosing Diabetes
    This simple test measures of the amount of glucose in your blood over a period of time. We also call glucose "blood sugar." A higher-than-normal glucose reading is a sign that you have diabetes, or that you are at risk of developing it. Let's take a moment to learn more.
  • A1C Test for Glucose Monitoring
    This simple test measures of the amount of glucose in your blood over time. We also call glucose "blood sugar." If you have diabetes, this test helps us monitor your glucose to see how well your treatment plan is working. Let's take a moment to learn more.
  • After Your Diabetes Diagnosis
    You've just been diagnosed with diabetes. But what does this mean for you? How will it impact your life? Let's take a few minutes to see what to do next.
  • Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
    If you aren't as healthy as you should be, type 2 diabetes is something to worry about. That's a disease you can develop, especially later in life, if you don't take care of your health. It can cause damage to your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and other body parts.
  • Diabetes and Choosing the Right Foods
    Because you have diabetes, it's important that you choose the right foods. Making a poor food choice or missing a single meal can raise or lower your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) to an unsafe level. Choosing the right foods can help you control your blood glucose level and your body weight.
  • Diabetes and Exercise
    Your diabetes management plan is not complete without a focus on physical activity. Regular exercise helps you control your weight. And, it helps keep your blood glucose levels on target. Daily exercise also lowers your risk for heart disease and other serious complications of diabetes.
  • Diabetes and Foot Care
    Diabetes can lead to problems with your feet. Loss of feeling in your feet can make it easy to miss an injury. And poor blood circulation can let a small infection turn into a major issue. So let's learn about proper foot care.
  • Diabetes and Healthy Eating
    If you have diabetes, you know it's important to keep your blood glucose level within a safe range. One of the best ways to do this is by eating a healthy diet. Let's take a few minutes to learn about some good eating habits that can make a difference for you.
  • Diabetes Screening
    This is a set of tests we use to find out if you have diabetes, or to find out if you are developing the disease. We may screen you if you have certain risk factors. We may screen you if you have symptoms of the disease. Let's see what screening is about.
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease Screening
    Over time, diabetes can damage your kidneys. When kidneys stop working well, waste builds up in your body. We call this "diabetic kidney disease." You can have it and not know it. Fortunately, we have tests to look for signs of this disease. Let's take a moment to learn more.
  • Glucose Monitoring
    This is a routine measurement of your blood glucose level. We also call it your "blood sugar" level. It changes throughout the day. Monitoring it is an important part of diabetes management.
  • Insulin Medication (Overview)
    Many people who have diabetes rely on insulin therapy to keep their blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) within a healthy range. This therapy requires injections of supplemental insulin when your body needs it.
  • Ketone Testing for Diabetes Management
    This test measures the amount of ketones in the blood or urine. Ketones are acids that build up to a toxic level when the body does not have enough insulin. The presence of ketones can show that a person who has diabetes is experiencing a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a serious complication of diabetes that can be life-threatening.
  • Managing Gestational Diabetes
    Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes can be stressful. But with proper care and management, you can stay healthy and deliver a healthy baby. In many cases, gestational diabetes goes away on its own after the mother gives birth.
  • Managing Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens
    If your child has type 1 diabetes, you're a key part of their care. It's an important job. You need to know about things like glucose, insulin and healthy diets. At first, this feels overwhelming. But don't worry. You'll quickly become an expert.
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes requires careful management. If you've been recently diagnosed, you will most likely need to make some lifestyle changes. A more active and healthy lifestyle can help you avoid the serious complications linked to diabetes.
  • Non-Insulin Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
    You've been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. You probably won't need insulin therapy. We can likely treat you with other medications. We call these "non-insulin" medications. Let's take a moment to learn more.
  • Prediabetes: Strategies for a Healthy Life
    If you have prediabetes, you can take immediate steps to keep it from getting worse. You may be able to reverse it completely. If you don't, you could develop type 2 diabetes. Improving your health will reduce your risk for diabetes and its severe complications.
  • Setting Weight-Loss Goals
    If you're planning to lose weight, congratulations! Before you begin, let's talk about weight-loss goals. Many people set goals that that aren't well thought out. This leads to failure. But by avoiding common pitfalls, you can set goals you can achieve.