The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is an association of
medical eye doctors. It provides general information and brochures on eye
conditions and diseases and low-vision resources and services. The AAO is not
able to answer questions about specific medical problems or conditions.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a national organization
for health professionals and consumers. Almost every state has a local office.
ADA sets the standards for the care of people with diabetes. Its focus is on
research for the prevention and treatment of all types of diabetes. ADA
provides patient and professional education mainly through its publications,
which include the monthly magazine Diabetes Forecast,
books, brochures, cookbooks and meal planning guides, and pamphlets. ADA also
provides information for parents about caring for a child with diabetes.
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco, CA 94142
EyeCare America is a public service program of the
Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This site aims to raise awareness about
eye diseases and eye care. It has information about eye conditions, treatments, and general eye health. You can check to see if you qualify for a free eye exam.
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
As part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Eye
Institute provides information on eye diseases and vision research.
Publications are available to the public at no charge. The Web site includes
links to various information resources.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Building 31, Room 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) provides information and conducts research on a wide
variety of diseases as well as issues such as weight control and
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped, U.S. Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) (202) 707-5100
The National Library Service has a free service for Americans whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it hard to read a standard printed page. Audio books, braille books and magazines, and similar materials can be mailed postage-free to people who are eligible for
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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.
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