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10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy With Diabetes

Planning a pregnancy when you have type 2 diabetes can feel overwhelming. Here are 10 things you can do to prepare yourself for the best outcome.

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4 Lab Tests for a Diabetes Diagnosis

If you have symptoms that suggest you may have diabetes, these are the lab tests that can help confirm your diagnosis.

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Control Blood Sugar For Vision Health

If you have diabetic retinopathy, discuss the risks and benefits of intensive glycemic control with your doctor to find whether it can help protect your vision.

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Important Diabetes Tests and Prevention Tips

If you have diabetes, you need to get more preventative checkups than most other people. These are the regular checkups that can protect your health.

Top Questions about A1C Tests, Answered

The A1C test measures your blood glucose during the past few months, and “has strong predictive value for diabetes complications.”

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Checking for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism now appears to be one of the most common complications of diabetes. Fortunately, it is one of easiest conditions to manage.

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Converting A1C Result to Estimated Average Glucose

Every three to six months, we have our A1C measured. But what does that number really mean? And how do you compare it to your blood glucose reading?

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Is 108 A High Fasting Glucose Level?

My fasting glucose is always between 100-108. I thought anything under 110 was fine, but I just wanted to make sure?

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When is the Best Time to Test Blood Sugar?

When is the best time to test blood glucose: before or after a meal? Learn how to test blood sugar at different times and about the official testing guidelines.