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  1. Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, you might also suffer from peripheral neuropathy. WebMD tells you more about managing the pain with diet and exercise.

  2. Eye Care for People With Diabetes

    People with diabetes need to pay special attention to eye care. WebMD gives tips on reducing the risk of serious vision problems.

  3. The Truth About Sweets and Diabetes

    Sweets are off-limits to people with diabetes, right? Get the facts from the experts on this and other diabetes myths.

  4. Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    WebMD looks at continuous glucose monitors for diabetes -- how they work and who they can help.

  5. Safe Exercise After an Organ Transplant

    WebMD gives you tips on returning to exercise and an active lifestyle after your organ transplant.

  6. Diabetic Retinopathy

    Learn more about diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness and a common complication of diabetes.

  7. Inhaled Insulin

    Inhaled insulin is another option for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar. It works for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but you shouldn't use it if you smoke or have asthma or COPD.

  8. Causes and Treatments of Diabetic Retinopathy

    WebMD examines the causes and treatments of diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes that affects vision.

  9. Diabetes and Eye Problems

    Learn more about diabetic retinopathy and other eye problems that can be a complication of diabetes.

  10. Diabetes Sick Days

    If you have diabetes and are sick with a cold, flu, or stomach bug, find out the steps to take to get well quickly and prevent complications.

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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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