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  1. Diabetes and Weight Loss

    Find out how to lose weight -- through diet and exercise -- when living with diabetes.

  2. Early Symptoms of Diabetes

    How can you tell if you have diabetes? Symptoms can be so mild that you don't notice them. Find out what causes common signs of high blood sugar.

  3. Organ Transplant, Diet, and Weight Gain

    When you regain your appetite after an organ transplant, what should you eat? WebMD provides guidelines for a healthy diet and addresses concerns about weight gain.

  4. How Does Type 1 Diabetes Affect Your Brain?

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

  5. What Is Gestational Diabetes?

    Gestational diabetes is diabetes that only happens during pregnancy. Find out what makes some pregnant women more likely to get it than others, what the causes are, and how doctors diagnose and treat it.

  6. Will Gestational Diabetes Affect Us After Birth?

    If you have gestational diabetes, will you have diabetes after you give birth? And will gestational diabetes affect your baby?

  7. Can I Exercise If I Have Gestational Diabetes?

    Do you have gestational diabetes? You can still work out as long as you have your doctor’s approval. Get ideas about what activities to do.

  8. 5 Diet Tips for Women With Gestational Diabetes

    If you have gestational diabetes, should you change your diet? Before your next snack or meal, you’ll want to know what types of foods to eat.

  9. Non-Insulin Diabetes Injectables

    WebMD gives an overview of the injectable diabetes drugs other than insulin that are used to control blood glucose.

  10. How Does Diabetes Affect Your Body?

    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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