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At Rite Aid, we want you to have the wellness resources and health information you need to better manage your health and well-being . That’s why we provide wellness+ members with exclusive health, wellness, and beauty articles on a variety of topics, from how to prevent seasonal illnesses to what the latest medical news means to you. Check back each month to read the latest updates and learn to take control of your health.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Late-Night Snacking

Post Date: July 2018  |  Category: Diabetes Diet & Fitness

It's not uncommon to assume that healthy late-night snacks are a key part of preventing overnight blood sugar lows. While it might be true for some people, the latest research shows that's not always the case. Nighttime blood sugar can be affected by many factors including activity level, medication, and type of diabetes. If you're trying to decide whether you need a bedtime snack, here's what you need to know.

What Happens at a Diabetes Screening

Post Date: July 2018  |  Category: Diabetes Diet & Fitness

For those unaffected, diabetes may seem like a rare condition, but it's more common than many people think. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, but nearly one-quarter haven't been diagnosed. An additional 84 million people have prediabetes, meaning they're at risk of developing type 2.

What is a Hemoglobin A1C Test? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Post Date: July 2018  |  Category: Diabetes

It's been used for decades to diagnose diabetes, but what is a hemoglobin A1C test, really? It's actually simpler than it sounds. Basically, this widely-used blood test measures your average blood sugar level over the last two to three months, which is more useful in diagnosing diabetes than a test that measures your blood sugar at one particular point in time.

These articles are not a substitute for medical advice, and are not intended to treat or cure any disease. Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid, or subject to debate. Professional opinions and interpretations of scientific literature may vary. Consult your healthcare professional before making changes to your diet, exercise, or medication regime.