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This list of presentations is designed to be a resource for people with diabetes, health care professionals, diabetes educators, and students. These presentations can be downloaded but the original authors should be referenced if used elsewhere.
Blood Glucose Test strips are part of a complete blood glucose monitoring system. Blood is applied to the test strip and the meter is able to detect the amount of blood glucose present in your blood. We offer a wide variety of blood glucose test strips and meters at inexpensive prices, including value priced On Call Express and Unistrip1 test strips.
The 2.6 Rule (formerly the 500 or 450 rule) is a great way to estimate how many grams of carbohydrate will be covered by one unit of Humalog or Novolog insulin. This is your insulin to carb ratio (I:C or ICR) or your carb factor. Once you know this, you can count the grams of carb in the food you want to eat and divide by your carb factor to find how many units of bolus insulin are needed to cover the carbs. This allows flexibility in your food choices because any number of carbs can be covered with a matching dose of insulin.
Sure, it’s easy for me to give you advice on how to get started moving, stay with it, challenge yourself, be inspired to exercise and always be active with a mindful and positive attitude. But recently I found myself in a pinch - a pinched nerve to be more specific - and realized it is not always easy to follow my own advice. Motivating one’s mojo can present resistance.
The motivation to move our diabetes into good places that keep us secure and on target can appear from a variety of epiphanies. The one I am talking about today is a little different from the standard issue prescription of eating fresh and healthy foods, participating in exciting physical activity and staying up to date with new medications and diabetes technology. We know about these and how they all play in concert. Today is about a little niche in the diabetes world known as the Wise Women of Diabetes.