Orr DP (2008). Diabetes mellitus. In LS Neinstein,
ed., Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, 5th ed.,
pp. 170-178. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
American Diabetes Association (2000). Type 2 diabetes
in children and adolescents (Consensus Statement, 2000). Diabetes Care, 23(3): 381-389.
American Diabetes Association (2011). Standards of medical care in diabetes - 2011. Diabetes Care, 34(Suppl 1): S11-S61.
American Diabetes Association (2004). Preventive foot
care in diabetes. Clinical Practice Recommendations 2004. Diabetes Care, 27(Suppl 1): S63-S64.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2008).
2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (ODPHP
Publication No. U0036). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Li C (2009). Prevalence of pre-diabetes and its association with clustering of cardiometabolic risk factors and hyperinsulinemia among U.S. adolescents. Diabetes Care, 32: 342-347.
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group (2009). 10-year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. Lancet, 374: 1677-1686.
Savoye M, et al. (2007). Effects of a weight
management program on body composition and metabolic parameters in overweight
children: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 297(24):
Bennett PH, et al. (2003). Other risk factors section
of Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus. In D Porte Jr et al., eds.,
Ellenberg and Rifkin's Diabetes Mellitus, 6th ed., p.
290. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Other Works Consulted
Chase HP, Eisenbarth GS (2007). Diabetes mellitus. In
WW Hay et al., eds., Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment, 18th ed., pp. 978-985. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Committee on Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics
(2003, reaffirmed 2007). Policy statement: Prevention of
pediatric overweight and obesity. Pediatrics, 112(2):
Laffel L, et al. (2005). Treatment of the child and
adolescent with diabetes. In CR Kahn et al., eds., Joslin's Diabetes Mellitus, 14th ed., pp. 711-736. Philadelphia: Lippincott
Williams and Wilkins.
Riddle MC, Genuth S (2010). Type 2 diabetes mellitus. In EG Nabel, ed., ACP Medicine, section 9, chap. 2. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker.
Get the latest Diabetes newsletter delivered to your inbox!
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.
Thank you for signing up for the WebMD Diabetes Newsletter!
You'll find tips and tricks as well as the latest news and research on Diabetes.
Did You Know Your Lifestyle Choices
Affect Your Blood Sugar?
Use the Blood Glucose Tracker to monitor
how well you manage your blood sugar over time.