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  1. Diabetes Resources and Support Groups

    WebMD provides a list of useful resources for people with diabetes.

  2. Risk Factors for Diabetes

    WebMD discusses the risk factors for diabetes, including obesity, genetics, and lifestyle. Find out if you are at risk for developing diabetes.

  3. Diabetes Testing

    WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and the tests you should have if you have diabetes.

  4. Central (Neurogenic) Diabetes Insipidus

    Learn more from WebMD about central diabetes insipidus, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

  5. The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diet

    While there is no such thing as a diabetes diet, there are certain guidelines to keep in mind for keeping your blood sugar levels in check. WebMD provides an overview of how to eat if you have diabetes.

  6. Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

    Knowing the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes -- and getting early medical intervention -- can help you prevent more serious complications. WebMD tells you what to look for.

  7. Diabetes Care in Special Situations

    Learn more from WebMD on controlling your diabetes in special situations, like the holidays or traveling abroad.

  8. A Closer Look at Diabetic Retinopathy

    A common complication of diabetes is retinopathy, an eye condition that can lead to glaucoma and loss of vision. WebMD takes a closer look at diabetic retinopathy.

  9. Depression and Diabetes

    Learn more from WebMD about the link between diabetes and depression.

  10. Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors

    Find out more from WebMD about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

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If the level is below 70 and 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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