What is gestational diabetes?

Pregnant women who develop high blood sugar levels during pregnancy, without a history of diabetes, are said to have gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is common, affecting about 1 in every 5 pregnancies. Gestational diabetes occurs when insulin receptors do not function properly. This is likely due to hormones from the pregnancy interfering with certain insulin […]

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitusis) is the most common form of diabetes. It is a metabolic disorder resulting in insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means that the cells in the body are not responding to normal levels of insulin. The onset of Type 2 diabetes typically occurs in […]

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What is Type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (also known as T1D, juvenile diabetes, and insulin dependent diabetes) is a disease in which the body produces little or no insulin. The onset of Type 1 diabetes most commonly occurs during childhood or early adulthood, but can occur during any stage of life. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the autoimmune […]

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Do diabetic test strips expire?

Yes, diabetic test strips expire. To understand why diabetic test strips expire, you need to know a little bit about how they work. Test strips contain enzymes that help convert glucose into electricity—this electrochemical signal is read by your meter and translated into the number that appears on your screen. Diabetic test strips expire because […]

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