All About Your A1C

All About Your A1C

What has your blood sugar been up to lately? Get an A1C test to find out your average levels—important to know if you’re at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, or if you’re managing diabetes. The A1C test—also known as the hemoglobin A1C or HbA1c test—is a simple blood test that measures your average […]

3 Ways To Help Manage Your Child’s Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Life is bound to change in many ways when your child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It can all seem overwhelming at first, but it will get easier with time and knowledge. Try these approaches to help make daily diabetes care more manageable from day 1. 1. Learn Everything You Can Treatment options, blood sugar highs and […]

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

When you first found out you had diabetes, you tested your blood sugar often. Doing so helped you understand how food, activity, stress, and illness could affect your blood sugar levels. By now, you’ve got it figured out for the most part. But then—bam! Something makes your blood sugar zoom up. You try to adjust it with food […]

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Prevented? Yes! You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with proven, achievable lifestyle changes—such as losing a small amount of weight and getting more physically active—even if you’re at high risk. Read on to find out about CDC’s lifestyle change program and how you can join. What is Prediabetes? Before developing […]

Manage Blood Sugar

Manage Blood Sugar

It’s important to keep your blood sugar levels in your target range as much as possible to help prevent or delay long-term, serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease. Staying in your target range can also help improve your energy and mood. Find answers below to common questions about blood sugar for people […]

The Facts, Stats, and Impacts of Diabetes

Facts of Diabetes

Chances are, you know someone with diabetes. It may be a friend, a family member, or even you. And because the best way to prevent or manage any harmful health condition is to be informed, we want to help you be in the know. Learn about the facts, stats, and impacts of diabetes. The year […]

Glossary of Life Insurance Terms

Policy Glossary of Terms

ABSOLUTE ASSIGNMENT: A transfer of a policy through which the policyowner shifts full and absolute control and all policy rights to the assignee. See also: assignment; collateral assignment.   ABSOLUTE OWNERSHIP: All legal rights and control of the incidents of ownership (e.g., selection of beneficiaries, settlement options, etc.) in a policy, without limitation, qualification, or restriction, […]