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Type 2 Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called […]

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Type 1 Diabetes

What is type 1 diabetes? Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of […]

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Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers: Use Them to Manage Your Diabetes

Checking your blood sugar, also called blood glucose, is an important part of diabetes care. This tip sheet tells you: why it helps you to […]

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Diabetes & Prediabetes Tests

This fact sheet compares the following tests: A1C test fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) random plasma glucose (RPG) test Confirming […]

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Diabetes Blood Tests for People of African, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asi...

Introduction If you are of African, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asian heritage, you could have a form of hemoglobin in your red blood cells that affects […]

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The A1C Test & Diabetes

What is the A1C test? The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called […]

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Diabetes & Prediabetes Tests

Diabetes & Prediabetes Tests This fact sheet compares the following tests: A1C test fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) random plasma […]

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Who is at Risk for Diabetes

Prediabetes You’re at risk for developing prediabetes if you: Are overweight Are 45 years or older Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 […]

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Walking: A Step in the Right Direction

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction Have you been thinking of adding more physical activity to your life? Have you thought about walking? Walking […]

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Very Low-calorie Diets

Very Low-calorie Diets A very low-calorie diet (VLCD) is not just any diet that is low in calories. It is a special type of diet […]

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