Skip to content

Diabetes Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Diabetes

  1. The Link Between Stroke and Diabetes

    Diabetes greatly increases the risk of stroke. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of stroke.

  2. Get Support for Your Type 2 Diabetes

    As with any chronic illness, dealing with diabetes can be stressful. But you can learn to cope with the help of your health care team, family, friends, therapy, and support groups and organizations.

  3. What Are Insulin Pumps?

    Learn when and why an insulin pump would be used to help treat diabetes.

  4. Diabetes Basics

    Learn the basics about all types of diabetes from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Why Is My Blood Sugar High in the Morning?

    WebMD explains how morning high blood sugar levels -- called the dawn phenomenon or the Somogyi effect -- can affect your diabetes.

  6. Diabetes and Infection: How to Spot the Signs

    Diabetes can hurt your body's ability to fight infection. Learn the warning signs.

  7. Diabetes and Foot Problems

    WebMD gives you tips to prevent foot problems linked to diabetes.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. The Facts About Carbs, Fiber, and Diabetes

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

Displaying 61 - 70 of 478 Articles << Prev Page 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next >>

Is This Normal? Get the Facts Fast!

Check Your Blood Sugar Level Now
What type of diabetes do you have?
Your gender:

Get the latest Diabetes newsletter delivered to your inbox!


or
Answer:
Low
0-69
Normal
70-130
High
131+

Your level is currently

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.

Congratulations on taking steps to manage your health.

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.

Did You Know Your Lifestyle Choices
Affect Your Blood Sugar?

Use the Blood Glucose Tracker to monitor
how well you manage your blood sugar over time.

Get Started

This tool is not intended for women who are pregnant.

Start Over

Step:  of 

Today on WebMD

Diabetic tools
Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
woman flexing muscles
10 strength training exercises.
 
Blood sugar test
12 practical tips.
Tom Hanks
Stars living with type 1 or type 2.
 
kenneth fujioka, md
Video
Can Vinegar Treat Diabetes
Article
 
Middle aged person
Tool
Home Healthcare
Video
 

Prediabetes How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Article
type 2 diabetes
Slideshow
 
food fitness planner
Tool
feet
Slideshow