Expert blog

  • May 24, 2013

    Still pricking your finger for blood glucose monitoring?

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. Those who must monitor blood glucose readings are still waiting for a new method that's safe, accurate and non-invasive. 78 comments
  • Feb. 27, 2013

    Taking diabetes drugs

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. What gets in the way of you taking your diabetes drugs? 36 comments
  • Aug. 14, 2012

    Getting motivated

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. Tips for getting motivated when managing your diabetes gets tough. 16 comments
  • Aug. 01, 2012

    Diabetes and self-talk

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. Don't let negative thinking, or self-talk, get in the way of your diabetes management. 18 comments
  • June 15, 2012

    Testing blood sugar

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. Advice for testing blood sugar — when it's OK to use the first drop of blood. 23 comments
  • May 11, 2012

    Diabetes costs

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. If you're finding it tough to cover the cost of diabetes care, consider these tips. 13 comments
  • May 01, 2012

    Type 2 diabetes medications

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. With an explosion of new type 2 diabetes medications available, how do you decide? 23 comments
  • Oct. 27, 2009

    A1C test helps diagnose diabetes

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. A1C test helps doctors diagnose diabetes. 58 comments
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