Or you have questions or want to know more about diabetes.
Watchful waiting is a period of time during
which you and your doctor observe your child's symptoms or condition without
using medical treatment. Watchful waiting is not
You think your child may have symptoms of
type 2 diabetes. A simple blood test is all that is needed to determine whether
your child has the disease.
Your child is overweight and gets
little or no exercise. He or she is at risk for diabetes. Early
detection and treatment for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay complications
from the disease.
You have been told that your child has
prediabetes. This condition can lead to type 2
diabetes. If your child eats a healthy diet and exercises regularly, he or she
may not develop diabetes.
Who to see
Most doctors can diagnose diabetes. After your child
has been diagnosed, your doctor will work with you to build a treatment plan
that fits your child's needs. Health professionals who may be involved in the
treatment of children with type 2 diabetes include:
certified diabetes educator (CDE). A CDE is a
registered nurse, dietitian, doctor, pharmacist, or other health professional
who has special training and experience in caring for people with
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Your level is currently
If the level is below 70 and 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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