Skip to content

Diabetes Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Diabetes

  1. Weight Loss Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes

    Here's information you can use to talk with your doctor about how weight loss surgery -- like gastric bypass and gastric banding -- can help people manage type 2 diabetes.

  2. Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes

    WebMD provides a comprehensive look at gestational diabetes, a condition of pregnancy in which blood sugar levels are too high. Learn more about its causes and treatment.

  3. Type 1 Diabetes

    Learn the basics about type 1 diabetes from WebMD.

  4. Blood Sugar Levels for Kids and Teens With Diabetes

    This simple chart shows target blood sugar levels for before and after meals, after fasting, before exercise, and at bedtime, as well as an A1c target.

  5. Blood Sugar Levels for Pregnant Women With Diabetes

    This simple chart shows target blood sugar levels for before and after meals, after fasting, before exercise, and at bedtime, as well as an A1c target.

  6. Blood Sugar Levels for Adults With Diabetes

    This simple chart shows target blood sugar levels for before and after meals, after fasting, before exercise, and at bedtime, as well as an A1c target.

  7. Blood Sugar Levels for Young Children With Diabetes

    This simple chart shows target blood sugar levels for before and after meals, after fasting, before exercise, and at bedtime, as well as an A1c target.

  8. How and When to Test Your Blood Sugar With Diabetes

    WebMD explains blood sugar testing and diabetes.

  9. Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

    Insulin resistance syndrome, or metabolic syndrome, increases your risk of diabetes and early heart disease. Find out more.

  10. What Is Prediabetes?

    What does it mean to have prediabetes or be borderline diabetic? WebMD explains prediabetes and how you can prevent diabetes from developing.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 466 Articles Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>

Is This Normal? Get the Facts Fast!

Check Your Blood Sugar Level Now
What type of diabetes do you have?
Your gender:

Get the latest Diabetes newsletter delivered to your inbox!


or
Answer:
Low
0-69
Normal
70-130
High
131+

Your level is currently

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.

Did You Know Your Lifestyle Choices
Affect Your Blood Sugar?

Use the Blood Glucose Tracker to monitor
how well you manage your blood sugar over time.

Get Started

This tool is not intended for women who are pregnant.

Start Over

Step:  of 

Today on WebMD

Diabetic tools
Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
woman flexing muscles
10 strength training exercises.
 
Blood sugar test
12 practical tips.
Tom Hanks
Stars living with type 1 or type 2.
 
Woman serving fast food from window
Video
Can Vinegar Treat Diabetes
Video
 
Middle aged person
Tool
are battery operated toothbrushes really better
Video
 

Prediabetes How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Article
type 2 diabetes
Slideshow
 
food fitness planner
Tool
Are You at Risk for Dupuytrens Contracture
Article