The key to living with diabetes is keeping tabs on yourself one day at a time. This means using a blood glucose meter to monitor how your diet and activities are affecting your blood sugar levels daily. It is also important to check and protect your feet from cuts, blisters and other injuries as well as get a complete eye exam. In this video, Registered Dietitian Sharon Richter explains why the hemoglobin A1C test is the gold standard for diabetes tests when it comes to gauging how your diabetes is being controlled over the long term.
Diabetes Mellitus Review
Reviewed August- October 2014, Mera Goodman
General comments: can do better job delineating type I vs II vs other dm
Video 1: The Gold Standard Test for Diabetes
Video 2: Managing Diabetes
Video 3: Diabetes and Foot Care: The Basics – all from nih
Video 4: Diabetes and Foot Care: Top Concerns
Video 5: Diabetes and Alcohol (great video)
Video 6: Diabetes and Celebrations
Video 6: Diabetes and Travel
Note: These are all the sources used for every video in this series, not every source listed was used in this specific video.