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  1. Blood Sugar Levels for Adults 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.

  2. Blood Sugar Levels for Pregnant Women 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.

  3. 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.

  4. How and When to Test Your Blood Sugar With Diabetes

    WebMD explains blood sugar testing and diabetes.

  5. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes

    Read WebMD's list of 10 questions about diabetes you should consider asking your doctor.

  6. What Is Prediabetes?

    What does it mean to have prediabetes or be borderline diabetic? WebMD explains prediabetes and how you can prevent diabetes from developing.

  7. Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Having diabetes makes heart disease more likely. Learn more about the link.

  8. Diabetic Nerve Pain: 10 Foot Care Tips to Protect Yourself

    The right foot care can help you prevent problems like pain and numbness from diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

  9. 11 Exercise Tips for Type 2 Diabetes

    Exercise is key to lifetime management of type 2 diabetes. Learn more about exercising the right way.

  10. 12 Things That Make Type 2 Diabetes More Likely

    Find out more from WebMD about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

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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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