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Medical Reference Related to Diabetes

  1. 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.

  2. Treatment Options for Diabetes

    Explore your options for diabetes control, from metformin to insulin and beyond. See the latest in diabetes treatments and tools you can use for blood sugar control.

  3. Carbohydrates, Fiber, and Diabetes

    Learn about carbohydrate counting and fiber intake for those with diabetes.

  4. Coping With Diabetes Nerve Pain

    Peripheral neuropathy brought on by diabetes can cause chronic nerve pain. WebMD offers suggestions for coping.

  5. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes Complications

    WebMD provides you with 10 essential questions to ask your doctor about diabetes complications.

  6. Artificial Sweeteners and Diabetes

    The variety of artificial sweeteners can be confusing for someone with diabetes. WebMD gives you a rundown of what's safe to eat.

  7. Are You at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?

    WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose gestational diabetes.

  8. Type 2 Diabetes in Children

    WebMD gives you the basics on type 2 diabetes in children, including prevention strategies and special concerns with teens.

  9. 6 Strategies to Control Diabetes

    You've just been diagnosed with diabetes. Now what? Learn more about managing the disease so that you can live a long, healthy life.

  10. Diabetes and Skin Care

    Skin problems are common in people with diabetes, and WebMD gives you pointers for protecting yourself.

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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.

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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