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  1. Diabetes Guide - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests for type 1 diabetes.

  2. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - What Happens

    information on low blood sugar and high blood sugar in children with type 1 diabetes.

  3. Type 1 Diabetes - Topic Overview

    This topic provides general information about type 1 diabetes.

  4. Diabetes Guide - Cause

    Learn about the causes of type 1 diabetes.

  5. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Treatment Overview

    Treatment of type 2 diabetes in children focuses on keeping blood sugar levels within a target range.

  6. Type 1 Diabetes - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include: Family history of type 1 diabetes.

  7. Diabetes Guide - Prevention

    In some women, gestational diabetes cannot be prevented. However, you may be able to lower your chance of getting gestational diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight and not gaining too much weight during pregnancy. Regular exercise can also help keep your blood sugar level within a safe range and prevent gestational diabetes.If you have had gestational diabetes, you are at risk of developing it

  8. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Cause

    The exact cause of type 2 diabetes is not known. However, experts believe the disease develops in children the same way it does in adults: The body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, or it cannot use the insulin available (insulin resistance)

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

    The goal ofchildren's treatment for type 1 diabetes is to always keep his or her blood sugar levels within a target range.

  10. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about risk factors for very high or low blood sugar levels in children with type 1 diabetes.

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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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