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  1. Diabetes in Men

    Type 2 diabetes -- once called "adult onset diabetes" -- is on the rise, especially among men. Here’s an overview of the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diabetes.

  2. 10 Diabetes Diet Myths

    WebMD debunks 10 common myths about diabetes and diet.

  3. What to Ask Your Doctor About Insulin

    WebMD provides a handy list of questions to ask your doctor about taking insulin.

  4. Alternative Treatments for Diabetes Nerve Pain

    Peripheral neuropathy is nerve pain that can be caused by diabetes but it might be eased with alternative treatments like acupuncture, mediation, hypnosis, and relaxation techniques.

  5. Home Blood Sugar Testing

    Learn about the latest and most effective tests available to check your own blood sugar levels if you have diabetes.

  6. Diabetic Coma and Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetic coma occurs when blood sugar gets too high and the body becomes severely dehydrated. Find out the symptoms to look out for and how it's treated.

  7. Diabetic Nephropathy

    Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure. Find out more about diabetic neuropathy.

  8. Diabetes and Stress Tests

    WebMD explains how stress tests may be used to help diagnose heart disease in people with diabetes.

  9. What Do Urine Tests Say About Diabetes?

    The role of urine testing in people with diabetes.

  10. Diabetes Glossary: Words and Phrases to Know

    Confused by all the terms around healthy eating, diet, and diabetes? Here are the most important to know.

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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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