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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Provides referrals and literature on a broad range of subjects concerning diabetes, digestive disorders, kidney disease, metabolic and endocrine disorders, hematologic diseases and urologic disorders.
Voice: 1-800-891-5390 (kidney); 1-800-860-8747 (diabetes); 1-800-891-5389 (digestive diseases)
Verified: 1/29/2013

Diabetes Helpline

Information and referral individuals affected by diabetes. Provides funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.
Voice: 1-800-342-2383
Website: http://www.diabetes.org
Verified: 1/9/2013

National Diabetes Education Program

Provides educational information on diabetes. Publishes 'Do Your Level Best' kit and diabetes kit to public and health care professionals. Sponsored by National Institute of Diabetics, Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Center for Diabetes Control and Prevention.
Voice: 1-800-438-5383
Verified: 1/29/2013

WebMD Medical Reference from the American Self-Help Clearinghouse

Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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If the level is below 70 or you are experiencing symptoms such as shaking, sweating or difficulty thinking, you will need to raise the number immediately. A quick solution is to eat a few pieces of hard candy or 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey. Recheck your numbers again in 15 minutes to see if the number has gone up. If not, repeat the steps above or call your doctor.

People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their health care provider. It's important to monitor your levels each day so you can make sure your numbers are within the range. If you are pregnant always consult with your health care provider.

Congratulations on taking steps to manage your health.

However, it's important to continue to track your numbers so that you can make lifestyle changes if needed. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.

Your level is high if this reading was taken before eating. Aim for 70-130 before meals and less than 180 two hours after meals.

Even if your number is high, it's not too late for you to take control of your health and lower your blood sugar.

One of the first steps is to monitor your levels each day. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.

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