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  1. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

    The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) measures the body's ability to use a type of sugar, called glucose, that is the body's main source of energy. An OGTT can be used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.

  2. Diabetes in Children: Treating Low Blood Sugar

    Low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia, occurs when the sugar (glucose) level in the blood of a person with diabetes drops below what the body needs to function normally. Taking too much insulin, not eating enough food or skipping meals, or exercising more than usual can cause blood sugar levels to drop rapidly.If your child's blood sugar level drops very low and he or she does not get help, ..

  3. Albumin Urine Test

    A microalbumin test evaluates urine for the presence of a protein called albumin.

  4. Type 1 Diabetes

    Learn the basics about type 1 diabetes from WebMD.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. 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.

  9. What Is Insulin Resistance?

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

  10. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes

    Read WebMD's list of 10 questions about diabetes you should consider asking your doctor.

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