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.
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.
Understanding how food choices affect your blood sugar is a valuable skill to have, because it reduces your risk of developing long-term complications of diabetes.
A diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t mean that you can’t live life to your fullest, so take charge, fight back and manage your diabetes.
Charcot joint is a relatively uncommon but devastating complication in people with diabetes who also have neuropathy (nerve damage).
It is often said that of the complications of living with diabetes neuropathy is the hardest to live with.