How can I prevent hypoglycemia if I have diabetes?

If you are taking insulin, a sulfonylurea, or a meglitinide, using your diabetes management plan and working with your health care team to adjust your plan as needed can help you prevent hypoglycemia. The following actions can also help prevent hypoglycemia: Check blood glucose levels Knowing your blood glucose level can help you decide how…

What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?

Symptoms of hypoglycemia tend to come on quickly and can vary from person to person. You may have one or more mild-to-moderate symptoms listed in the table below. Sometimes people don’t feel any symptoms. Severe hypoglycemia is when your blood glucose level becomes so low that you’re unable to treat yourself and need help from…

How do doctors diagnose heart disease in diabetes?

Doctors diagnose heart disease in diabetes  based on your symptoms your medical and family history how likely you are to have heart disease a physical exam results from tests and procedures Tests used to monitor your diabetes—A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol—help your doctor decide whether it is important to do other tests to check your heart health.