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If my diabetes symptoms are not bothersome, why do I need to manage my condition?

Diabetes is very controllable but it needs to be treated early and treated aggressively before complications develop. Complications of diabetes are devastating. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes have two to four-times greater risk for heart attack and also have increased risk for stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Diabetes can also lead to problems with the kidneys and eyes and can also damage nerves.

What do you think about the blood sugar tests that don’t need blood? How are they supposed to work?

I’ve seen the ad on television but I’m not sure these tests really exist. I’ve never seen them demonstrated.

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