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Is Frequent Blood Sugar Testing a Waste of Time?

Despite the findings of a new study, doctors and patients say daily glucose monitoring can help certain people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if it could be right for you.

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Blood Sugar Testing For Type 2 Diabetes

What are the benefits of blood sugar testing for people with type 2 diabetes? Take a look at the pros and cons.

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Is Fasting Before Blood Tests Dangerous?

If you have type 2 diabetes, fasting before a blood test can put you at risk of dangerously low blood sugar. Follow these tips to protect yourself.

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How Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Are Linked

Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.

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When Should You Test Your Blood Sugar?

When you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels don’t always stay in an optimal range. Testing at the right times can help you stay in control.

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9 Tests You Should Get With Type 2 Diabetes

Keep your diabetes under control by getting these important tests at least once a year.

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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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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?