Today's Tip: I’m feeling fine. Do I still have to keep an eye on my blood glucose levels?

Yes — just because you feel OK doesn’t necessarily mean your blood glucose is well controlled.

Learn more about managing blood glucose levels here.

Yesterday's Tip: I’m going out to dinner tonight. Should I make any changes to my diabetes regimen?

If you know that you will be eating more than usual, you may need to increase your insulin or fast-acting oral medicine dose prior to eating.

Learn more about managing blood glucose levels here.

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February 19, 2017: My blood glucose often spikes after meals. What can I do?

Substituting foods with a lower glycemic index for foods with a higher glycemic index in your diet will help to reduce your after-meal blood glucose spikes.

Learn more about the glycemic index here.

February 18, 2017: What symptoms indicate that a urinary tract infection has become more serious?

A fever, pain in the back or side below the ribs, nausea, or vomiting along with symptoms of a urinary tract infection may indicate that the infection has reached the kidneys.

Learn more about urinary tract health here.

February 17, 2017: How can I save money on urine ketone strips?

Look for urine ketone strips that are come in individually-wrapped packets, which last longer than those that come packaged together once the package is opened. Since they may be used only sporadically, this can help ensure that they are not wasted.

Learn more money-saving strategies here.

February 16, 2017: What role does vitamin C play in health?

One important role that vitamin C may play is protecting against damage to DNA within cells throughout the body. Good sources of vitamin C include guava, red and green bell peppers, kiwifruit, and oranges.

Learn more about nutrition and meal planning here.

February 15, 2017: How can I avoid ever having a low blood glucose level?

Avoiding all episodes of hypoglycemia may be impossible for many people, especially since maintaining tight blood glucose control brings with it a higher risk of hypoglycemia. However, although hypoglycemia can, at times, be unpleasant, don’t risk your health by allowing your blood glucose levels to run higher than recommended to avoid it.

Learn more about low blood glucose here.

February 14, 2017: I experience symptoms of hypoglycemia even when my blood glucose levels are in range. Why might this be?

In some cases, people who have had chronically high blood glucose levels may experience symptoms of hypoglycemia when their blood glucose level drops to a more normal range.

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February 13, 2017: What are some causes of hypoglycemia?

When you take insulin or a drug that increases the amount of insulin in your system, not eating enough food at the times the insulin or drug is working can cause hypoglycemia. Physical activity and exercise lower blood glucose level by increasing insulin sensitivity.

Learn more about hypoglycemia here.

February 12, 2017: What is one of the most important factors my doctor will consider in suggesting a type of ED treatment?

It can be crucial to the treatment of erectile dysfunction to determine whether the cause is mainly physical or psychological; to determine this, your doctor may want to discuss your feelings toward intimacy or to administer a physical test.

Learn more about treating erectile dysfunction here.