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How to test normal blood glucose levels

I get asked this question a lot, so here is the info! People who have diabetes tend to have slightly higher blood glucose, or sugar, levels at around 80–180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that monitoring blood glucose levels helps people stay within their target ranges. Keeping […]

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Bone turnover markers decreased in children with type 1 diabetes

A cohort of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes had markers of bone formation and bone resorption that were significantly decreased compared with children without diabetes, independent of diabetes duration and Tanner stages, according to findings published in Pediatric Diabetes. “The take-home message from the study is that bone turnover is altered in children […]

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Researchers define safe sweet spot for type 1 diabetes control

Swedish researchers have identified a ‘sweet spot’ window of HbA1c that is associated with lower risks of complications for people with type 1 diabetes. Research, carried out by a team from the universities of Gothenburg and Linköping, found that maintaining an HbA1c of between 48 and 52 mmol/mol (6.5% and 6.9%) was associated with reduced […]

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‘A Bad Result’: A1c Targets Missed in Most With Type 1 Diabetes

BARCELONA — Worldwide, only a small proportion of adults with type 1 diabetes are achieving optimal glucose control, new research indicates. Findings from the multinational, observational Study of Adults’ Glycemia in TID (SAGE) were presented September 17 here at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2019 Annual Meeting. Overall data were presented […]

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Text-based reminders help teens meet HbA1c goals

Daily text reminders may be an effective tool in attaining glycemic targets for teenagers with type 1 diabetes, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. “To protect against glycemic decline, teenagers may benefit from increased support and innovative ways to improve self-care,” Lori M. Laffel, MD, MPH, chief of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult […]