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Medical Reference Related to Diabetes

  1. Healthy Eating With Diabetes: Your Menu Plan

    The same foods that help everyone stay healthy will help you keep your blood sugar under control. Try these recipes for healthy eating.

  2. Diabetes and Mouth Problems: What You Should Know

    Not only are people with diabetes more likely to have gum disease, but serious gum disease may make it harder to control blood sugar. Learn more about signs of gum disease -- and lowering your risk for it.

  3. Diabetic Nephropathy - Topic Overview

    Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that is caused by uncontrolled high blood sugar.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy - Treatment Overview

    There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy. However, laser treatment (photocoagulation) is usually very effective at preventing vision loss if it is done before the retina has been severely damaged.

  5. Diabetes Guide - Treatment Overview

    Type 1 diabetes requires lifelong treatment to keep blood sugar levels within a target range. Treatment includes: Taking several insulin injections every day or using an insulin pump.

  6. Type 1 Diabetes - Topic Overview

    This topic provides general information about type 1 diabetes.

  7. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about type 1 diabetes in children.

  8. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Health Tools

    An interactive health tool related to type 1 diabetes in children.

  9. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Prevention

    Learn ways to help prevent complications from type 1 diabetes in children.

  10. Type 1 Diabetes - Other Treatment

    People who have type 1 diabetes need to avoid products that promise a 'cure.' None exists. They also need to avoid products for diabetes that are advertised by testimonials without a sound medical basis.

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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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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.

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