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Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
Diabetes 201: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugars, and your diet.
Asthma 101: Learn more about asthma and dealing with shortness of breath.
Hypertension 101: Learn more about hypertension and managing your blood pressure.
Nutrition 101: Learn more about improving your nutrition and diet

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Diabetes

Lesson #3



Lesson 6: Managing Diabetes at Special Times Lesson 5: Common Complications Lesson 4: Major Complications Lesson 3: When is Blood Sugar too High or Low? Lesson 2: Daily Care Lesson 1: What is Diabetes

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When Your Blood Sugar is too High or too Low

Welcome to Lesson # 3!

In this lesson, you will get the facts about blood sugar that will help you understand what those nagging numbers mean.

You will also learn what to do if your levels go up too high or down too low, and who you should talk to about your diabetes. By the time you're finished, you will know the answers to these very important questions:

  • What are low, good and high blood sugar levels?
  • What causes low blood sugar?
  • What are the symptoms of low blood sugar?
  • What can you do to treat low blood sugar?
  • What causes high blood sugar?
  • What are the symptoms of high blood sugar?
  • What can you do to treat high blood sugar?
  • When should you call your doctor?
  • What should you tell your friends, family and co-workers about your diabetes?
  • What should you tell your doctor about the symptoms you are having?

Already know some of the answers? Great! Letís test your knowledge.

Assignment #1
Test your smarts on this quick quiz.

How'd you do? If you did well, then great! If you could've done better, here's your chance to learn how..




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