From Gary Gilles, former About.com Guide
Testing takes many forms with type 1 diabetes. You need tests to diagnose diabetes, monitor your blood sugar, check your longer-term glucose control, and assess your health when you are sick. Fortunately, most of these tests are easy to do and you can do most of them in the privacy of your home.
- Estimated Average Glucose (eAG) - A New Way to Convert A1C
- Why Ketone Testing is Important
- Tests Used to Diagnose Type 1
Until there is a cure for diabetes, daily injections of insulin or the use of an insulin pump is needed. Good injection practices are important for maximizing the effects of insulin. If you are thinking of pump therapy, there are key questions you should consider before making that decision.
- Insulin Delivery Devices - Your Options
- Five Tips for Injection Site Rotation
- The Best Way to Store Insulin
- Frequently Asked Questions About Insulin Pump Therapy
- Pros and Cons of Insulin Pump Therapy
Food gives us great pleasure but it can also be a source of great frustration with type 1 diabetes. Learning to control the amount you eat is more easier if you have a thought-out plan in mind when you prepare your food or dine out. Here are several approaches to get you started on the right path to successful eating habits.
- Using Mindful Eating Principles for Blood Sugar Control
- Healthy Snacking for Children with Type 1
- Diabetes Meal Planning Options
- Carbohyrates and Diabetes - What is the Connection?
- Portion Control Tips for Eating Out
The best way to handle a diabetes emergency is to prevent it. But there are times when an emergency arises such as a sudden drop in blood sugar or an extremely high blood sugar due to sickness. Being prepared for such emergencies will give you peace of mind and confidence that you can navigate the crisis successfully.
- Treating Severe Low Blood Sugar in Children
- The Most Common Diabetes Emergencies
- What is Glucagon and When Should You Use It?
- Ketoacidosis Treatment and Prevention
- Preventing Insulin Shock
There's no avoiding stressful situations in life. The goal is to manage it effectively. What most people with type 1 don't realize, however, is that managing stress is important for keeping blood sugar levels where they need to be -- and it can be easier to do than you may think.
- Managing Stress When You Have Diabetes
- How Stress Affects Blood Sugar
- Diabetes Burnout - Five Ways to Beat It
- Depression and Diabetes - How They Are Linked
Navigating the Healthcare System
The healthcare system can be confusing at times. But with the right guidance and access to the best resources, you can be your own advocate and get the answers you need to manage type 1 effectively.