What’s the difference between blood glucose and interstitial fluid?

One of the FreeStyle Libre FAQs we get often is about the difference between blood glucose testing (what you do with a fingerstick test) and interstitial fluid – what you get from a flash glucose monitor like the FreeStyle Libre. Here’s a simple explanation of the difference. Understanding the difference between capillary blood glucose testing […]

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Can insomnia and sleep apnoea affect diabetes?

Scientific evidence shows that there is a connection between sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or sleep apnoea, and type 2 diabetes. Not only can insomnia and sleep apnoea increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but people already diagnosed with diabetes may find their blood glucose levels are elevated after a restless sleep. Insomnia […]

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Can GLP-1 mimic drugs improve liver health in patients with diabetes?

In a nutshell This review looked at whether medications similar to the GLP-1 hormone can improve liver health for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and fatty liver disease. It found that these medications can improve liver health and reduce fat in the liver. Some background As many as 60% of people with T2D also […]

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