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    Eating a proper diet is key to gaining control over diabetes. Here are 12 tips to help you prepare healthful, diabetes-friendly dinners, even when you're pressed for time.

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    Understand how cholesterol levels affect diabetes and why it is so important to check your cholesterol.

  3. Diabetes Exercise Checklist

    Exercise is a cornerstone of diabetes care, but it’s important to plan your diabetes fitness program carefully. This diabetes exercise checklist will help you cover the bases.

  4. Traveling With Diabetes

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  5. 10 Diabetes Diet Myths

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  6. Questions About Insulin for and from Your Doctor

    WebMD provides a handy list of questions to ask your doctor about taking insulin.

  7. Types of Insulin for Diabetes Treatment

    WebMD gives you the facts on the many forms of insulin used to treat diabetes.

  8. Diabetes in Men

    Type 2 diabetes -- once called "adult onset diabetes" -- is on the rise, especially among men. Here’s an overview of the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diabetes.

  9. Understanding Diabetes -- Diagnosis and Treatment

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  10. Alternative Treatments for Diabetes Nerve Pain

    Peripheral neuropathy is nerve pain that can be caused by diabetes but it might be eased with alternative treatments like acupuncture, mediation, hypnosis, and relaxation techniques.

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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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