Blood Sugar (Glucose) Directory
Blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is normally regulated by insulin. Your blood sugar levels change throughout the day but usually don't get extremely high or low. Too high levels can damage your body's organs. Too low levels can cause dementia and even a coma or death. For those with diabetes, the pancreas doesn't produce the right amount of insulin, so blood sugar levels depend greatly on diet, and these levels must be regularly monitored. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about blood sugar and glucose levels, complications of abnormal blood sugar levels, and much more.
Too High or Low Blood Sugar
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to keep your blood sugar in the range your doctor has advised, it can be too high or too low. Blood sugar that is too high or too low can make you very sick. Here's an article on how to handle these emergencies.
Do I Need an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test?
Find out how the oral glucose tolerance test can help diagnose diabetes. And see why anyone who is pregnant needs this test.
The Truth About Sweets and Diabetes
Sweets are off-limits to people with diabetes, right? Get the facts from the experts on this and other diabetes myths.
Checking Blood Glucose Levels
This article describes when, how, and how often a person with diabetes needs to check blood glucose levels.
How Smart Testing Can Help You Control Your Diabetes
Figuring out the best ways and best times to test your blood sugar can be tricky, but it’s easier than you may think.
New Glucose Meter Technology
New developments in glucose reading technology for those afflicted with diabetes.
Healthy Desserts for Your Diabetes Diet
Having diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up desserts. Try these healthy diabetic desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Diabetes-Friendly Diet: 7 Foods that Control Blood Sugar
A healthy diet can help you keep your type 2 diabetes in check. Here are seven types of foods to help control blood sugar, spare you from boredom, and stave off hunger.
Type 1 Diabetes: Living with an Insulin Pump
After years of debilitating seizures, diabetic Melissa Jeffries regains control of her diabetes through the use of an insulin pump.
Lessons Learned From Ignoring Diabetes
We profile Jeff, who was diagnosed with Type 2 insulin at 40, but didn’t manage it well. At 60 he faces a host of complications.
Does Eating Sugar Cause Diabetes?
Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes? C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains.
WebMD Expert Answers: Is sugar the enemy? Where does/can it fit in the diet of someone with diabetes?
Dr. Elizabeth R. Seaquist reports from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Celebrities With Diabetes
This WebMD slideshow focuses on celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Larry King, Salma Hayek, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.
Tips for Blood Sugar Control When You Have Type 2 Diabetes
Looking for ways to keep your blood sugar in check? Feast your eyes on these tips for controlling your glucose when you have type 2 diabetes.
Control Your Blood Sugars
Do you think your blood sugars are out of control? Here are the signs that you should look for.