Managing Hyperglycemia

With your doctor’s help, your diabetes educator can help you learn to self-manage your diabetes by working through the challenges of managing hyperglycemia…

High Blood Sugar Symptoms

Do you experience frequent urination, blurry vision, or excessive hunger? Learn about these and other common symptoms of high blood sugar…

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Blood Sugar Chart

This blood sugar chart shows normal blood glucose levels before and after meals and recommended HbA1c levels for people with and without diabetes…

Managing Your Blood Glucose Ups and Downs

The challenge of managing your blood glucose is to balance all of the things that can raise your levels with those that can lower them…

Understanding Hypoglycemia

Controlling blood glucose is more than just managing the “highs”; it also involves preventing and managing the “lows,” or hypoglycemia…

Hypoglycemia Symptoms

Learn the common — and less common — hypoglycemia symptoms and find out ways to prevent your blood glucose from going too low…

Getting to Know Ketones

Does anyone really know what ketones are? Are they a danger to your health, or a sign that you have lowered your carb intake enough to cause weight loss?

Treating Hypoglycemia

Improper treatment of hypoglycemia can lead to prolonged or severe lows as well as prolonged or severe highs. It’s time to develop a more customized approach to dealing with hypoglycemia…

Hyperglycemic Crises

One type results in about 100,000 hospitalizations a year with a mortality rate of under 5%. The other is thought to cause fewer hospitalizations, yet the mortality rate is about 15%. Severe hyperglycemic conditions involve very serious imbalances in blood chemistry…