Receiving a confirmed diagnosis of diabetes from your doctor can be a very frightening experience and will often leave you with more questions than answers. At Better Life with Diabetes, we have those answers for you. Our team understands the fear and worry that comes with a diabetes diagnosis and we’re here to help.
We created this site to give you the most recent and accurate information about your or your loved one’s condition. You can live a better life with diabetes and it’s our mission to show you how.
The team at Better Life with Diabetes are experts in our field. We keep ourselves up to date with medical advances and pass that information on to you. We believe you should have easy access to all the information you need to live the best life possible.
The first page to check out on our website is What Is Diabetes? We find that people are often misinformed about what diabetes actually is and how it’s going to affect you. Once you’ve consumed that information, move on to the Types of Diabetes page.
We explain in detail the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and discuss the environmental and inherit risk factors involved. We also discuss the role that genetics and lifestyle play in your condition. “Latent autoimmune diabetes” and “double diabetes” may be terms you haven’t heard before, so we explain what they mean.
At Better Life with Diabetes, we decided to include a section on symptoms of diabetes as early detection is always preferable with any kind of condition. We also offer information about insulin and the differences between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. We believe the more information you have, the better you are able to look after yourself.
You would have undergone tests to confirm your diagnosis and we tell you more about those. These tests may well have included the following:
- Fasting plasma glucose (FPG)
- Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
- Random plasma glucose test (casual)
- Ketone test
At Better Life with Diabetes, we know that treating your diabetes safely is your main concern now, and we intend to continue delivering the best, most recent, and most relevant information possible. We have nutrition and medication information and a separate section to discuss childhood diabetes.
We’ve found that people with new diagnoses are often concerned about the care of their glucometer and test strips to ensure accurate readings. We tell you exactly how to do that.
Other things that people worry most about are the effects that diabetes may have on other parts of the body. We explain very quickly how you can minimize your risk of secondary conditions such as kidney failure, blindness, and stroke. And we’ve added a glossary because we know that you are given a lot of information at once, and often you need a reminder of what some terms mean.
Whether it’s Type 1, Type 2, or childhood diabetes, we’re here to help. If you have any more questions, please reach out to us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.