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  1. Could I Get Gestational Diabetes?

    WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose gestational diabetes.

  2. How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Children?

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

  3. 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.

  4. Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To

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

  5. Foot Care for Diabetes

    Foot care tips for people with diabetes.

  6. Diabetes and Your Skin

    Skin problems are common among people with diabetes. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments of various skin conditions that can arise if blood sugars are not under control.

  7. How Weight Loss Surgery Helps Type 2 Diabetes

    Here's information you can use to talk with your doctor about how weight loss surgery -- like gastric bypass and gastric banding -- can help people manage type 2 diabetes.

  8. Type 1 Diabetes

    Learn the basics about type 1 diabetes from WebMD.

  9. Blood Sugar Levels for Kids and Teens With Diabetes

    This simple chart shows target blood sugar levels for before and after meals, after fasting, before exercise, and at bedtime, as well as an A1c target.

  10. Blood Sugar Levels for Young Children With Diabetes

    This simple chart shows target blood sugar levels for before and after meals, after fasting, before exercise, and at bedtime, as well as an A1c target.

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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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