Understanding Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

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What should blood sugar levels be in the morning?

According to Diabetes UK, your blood glucose levels target may be around 4.0 to 7.0 millimoles per litre (mmol/L) before a meal or if you are fasting.
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How does diabetes mellitus occur?

For those living with type 1 diabetes, diabetes mellitus occurs when the body does not make enough insulin to regulate glucose levels...

How long do blood sugar levels stay elevated after eating?

After eating, your body begins to break food down into usable energy. This comes in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats...

What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus?

You may have heard different words used for diabetes in some scenarios. Words like ‘mellitus’ and ‘insipidus’ can easily cause confusion...

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Can type 2 diabetes be prevented?

Although diabetes isnt totally preventable, healthy lifestyle decisions dietary changes, increased exercise, and weight loss can lower chances of developing it.

Can type 2 diabetes be cured or reversed with weight loss?

Type 2 diabetes is not curable and cannot be reversed. Weight loss and regular exercise will help overweight patients return to normal blood glucose levels.

What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s own immune system mistakenly destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

What is type 1 diabetes and how do I manage it?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune condition that prevents the body from making insulin, a hormone that regulates glucose levels (sugar) in the bloodstream.

Blood Sugar Levels

What is the HbA1C test?

The HbA1C test informs you how well you are managing your diabetes by measuring your average blood glucose control for the few months prior to the blood test.

Can you cure type 2 diabetes?

While weight loss and regular exercise can help type 2 diabetes return to normal blood glucose (sugar) levels, there is currently no cure for type 2 diabetes.

Why is it important to monitor blood glucose levels?

Checking and monitoring of your blood glucose (sugar) levels are very important because it’s one of the main forms of keeping your diabetes under control.

What is a normal blood glucose level?

Normal or usual plasma blood glucose (sugar) levels range depending on the time of day, meals, and other factors.

Glucose Monitors/Meters

What is a Diabetic glucose sensor?

A diabetic glucose sensor is part of a continuous glucose monitoring system that is inserted under the skin, which allows it to measure your glucose levels.

What is a glucometer?

A glucometer, glucose meter, or blood glucose monitoring device is a home measurement system to test the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood.

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