What to know about low blood sugar in the morning

What to know about low blood sugar in the morning

Low blood sugar in the mornings, also known as morning hypoglycemia, can make people feel faint, light-headed, or confused when they wake up. Having low blood sugar in the mornings is common in people on medication for diabetes, though it can also happen for other...
How can I lower my insulin levels?

How can I lower my insulin levels?

Insulin is a hormone the body uses to gain energy from carbohydrates in food. Without insulin, a person’s blood sugar levels can build up too high and cause damage to the body, especially to the kidneys, nerves of the hands and feet, and eyes. Ideally, there is...
Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know

Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know

When someone is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and insulin treatment starts, their blood sugar can stay at near-normal levels, and their diabetes symptoms vanish. This near-normal blood sugar condition is achieved with decreasing amounts of insulin, and some...
How does diabetes affect wound healing?

How does diabetes affect wound healing?

Diabetes can cause wounds to heal more slowly. This raises the risk that someone with diabetes will develop infections and other complications. A person who manages their diabetes well can improve wound healing and reduce the chances of developing a serious infection....
How can you lower your blood sugar levels?

How can you lower your blood sugar levels?

Blood sugar levels are a primary concern for people with diabetes. High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, occurs when a person’s blood sugar is over 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). High blood sugar levels can be dangerous if not promptly managed and...
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