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How to Check Your Blood Sugar

Monitoring the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood is the key to controlling your diabetes. To be sure your glucose and insulin are in balance, check your blood sugar regularly. You can check your blood sugar level by using a blood glucose meter. Here's how.

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What Is Diabetes?

When you have diabetes, your body has trouble using energy from the food you eat.

How to Manage Diabetes

Managing diabetes means controlling your blood sugar. Taking medications, eating right, and getting regular exercise help you do this.

Type 2 Diabetes - View 'Type 2 Diabetes' video

Updated with new animations, this program explains how insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and then to Type 2 Diabetes.

Preventing Long-Term Problems

In time, high blood sugar causes serious health problems. Know how to prevent this, and how to plan for travel and sick days.

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