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    Prediabetes has no symptoms yet is usually present before a person develops type 2 diabetes. Find out if you're at risk for prediabetes.

  2. Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep

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    Find out why the hemoglobin A1c test (HbA1c) is so important for people with diabetes.

  4. Skin Problems in Diabetes

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  5. Preventing Diabetes Complications

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  6. Your Diabetes Care Team

    If you have diabetes, learn from the experts at WebMD about the people that you should have on your diabetes care team.

  7. Type 1 Diabetes: 8 Ways to Cut Complications

    Healthy ways to lessen your odds of getting serious complications from type 1 diabetes.

  8. Tips for Heart-Healthy Living With Diabetes

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  9. Manage Diabetes With Stress Reduction

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  10. Diabetes and Exercise: What's Stopping You?

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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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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.

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