Glucose tablets are chalky, round servings of fast-acting glucose. Unlike sugar in foods, they do not have to be broken down by your body to be absorbed and to bring blood sugar up. Glucose tablets are now available in almost every grocery store and drug store. Convenient and quick, glucose tablets should be every diabetic’s […]
The lancet is the “pricker” used to draw blood for the glucose meter that tests blood sugar. They all essentially work the same, but most have a few key features. Rhodes talks about adjusting the depth of the lancet needle, and changing the lancet.
A glucagon can be lifesaving, if used correctly. But it can be challenging to assemble and deliver, particularly in a stressful situation. We recommend you train those around you, at home, work and school, using your expired glucagon to practice.
Rhodes uses a continuous glucose monitor (“CGM”) to monitor his blood sugar. Inserted in his abdomen, the CGM conveys a blood sugar reading every five minutes. The monitor alerts him to upward and downward trends in blood sugar, and helps to predict and prevent serious highs and lows.
A key to diabetes management is being prepared—for treating highs and lows, checking blood sugar, and taking medicines. But as a member of your diabetic’s support team, how can you be better prepared? Alana has a few ideas, like carrying glucose tablets with you at all times.