Ask an Expert FAQs — Your Diabetes Questions Answered
Diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Age, gender, other health issues – these and many other things can affect how diabetes manifests itself in your body. These variances can prompt endless questions throughout a lifetime of diabetes management. But there is one thing you can be sure of – you are not alone. There is always someone else who has the same questions.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, experienced, or are helping to care for someone who has diabetes, these frequently asked questions are your starting place to finding out what you want to know about diabetes and how to effectively manage it. But remember, your primary care physician is the best person to answer your specific questions about your specific situation.
Select a category below to see the answers to over 50 frequently asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, submit your question to our diabetes experts.
| Blood Glucose Monitoring |
Coping and Emotional Issues
Food and Nutrition
Insulin & Pumping Issues
Insurance and Financial Issues
| Oral Medications |
Sweet Banana Walnut Cookies Tasty Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes Crunchy Chicken Pieces Broccoli with Lemon Sauce Indonesian Chicken Egg Whites on Toast Cinnamon Pasta Olive Tapenade Cucumber with Smoked Salmon Cream Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Goat Cheese
What's the first thing you do, after opening a new vial of test strips? Run a control test, right? (Well, that's what you're supposed to do, even though it "wastes" one or more of that precious commodity.) Every vial of test strips has a reference range for one or more control solutions. (If there's more than one range, our vials of control solution usually tell us to look for the "normal" or "low" range.) What...