Trying to manage your type 2 diabetes isn't easy.
Some days you may feel like it's just too much work to do everything you need
to do. There will be times when you just don't feel like testing and tracking
your blood sugar.
It's normal to feel sad
or even angry sometimes when you have a health problem. Even though you've had a while to get
used to the idea of having type 2 diabetes, you may still have trouble adjusting. You
may find it hard to
When you feel sad, give yourself time to
adjust to your losses. If you feel overwhelmed,
just try to focus on one day at a time. Do the best you can. You don't have to
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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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