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  1. How Might Type 1 Diabetes Affect Your Child's Brain?

    Learn how type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, might slow brain growth and cause memory, attention, and learning problems.

  2. Is it OK to Strength Train If I Have Diabetes?

    If you have diabetes, you might want to consider strength training. Find out what it can do for you.

  3. Giving Yourself an Insulin Shot for Diabetes

    WebMD provides a step-by-step guide on giving yourself insulin injections if you have diabetes.

  4. Types of Insulin for Diabetes Treatment

    WebMD gives you the facts on the many forms of insulin used to treat diabetes.

  5. Caring for Your Feet With Diabetes

    WebMD offers tips for caring for your feet if you have diabetes.

  6. Planning a Pregnancy With Diabetes

    If you have diabetes and are planning to get pregnant, you will want to make lifestyle changes and your doctor will want to perform certain tests to make sure you don't put yourself or your future child at risk. WebMD explains.

  7. Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    WebMD explains continuous glucose monitors for diabetes -- how they work and who might benefit from using one.

  8. Helping a Loved One Cope With Diabetes

    WebMD looks at ways caregivers can help a person with diabetes manage the illness and find emotional support.

  9. When Your Blood Sugar Gets Too Low

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, a common problem in people with diabetes.

  10. The Risks and Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes

    Uncontrolled high blood sugar can lead to a host of diabetes complications. Find out from WebMD how to prevent them.

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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.

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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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