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Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body develops insulin resistance, and is typically diagnosed in adulthood. Find out more about the diagnosis and management of the disease here. Introduction to Type 2 Diabetes If you or someone you love have a recent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, this can be a confusing and frightening time. […]

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What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is diagnosed when the level of glucose in the blood is greater than 7.0mmol/l (fasting) or greater than 11.1mmol/l (random). Symptoms include thirst, excessive urination, tiredness, infections and weight loss. There are 3 main types of Diabetes: […]

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Glucose Meters (Glucose Monitors) How to Measure Blood Sugar A glucose meter or monitor is a machine that measures how much glucose (sugar) is in the blood. Typically, a specially coated strip containing a sample of blood is inserted in the machine, which then measures the level of glucose in the blood sample and shows […]