High blood sugar levels.
Insulin is a hormone that your pancreas makes. It helps sugar move out of the bloodstream and into many cells of the body, where it’s used for energy. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Both of these situations may lead to too much sugar in your blood.
Help get back on track with the right treatment plan.
Blood sugar levels may be controlled with the help of medicine and lifestyle changes. Talk to your doctor. By working together, you can come up with a plan to help you control your blood sugar.
Low blood sugar levels.
Low blood sugar can happen when you are doing all you can to manage your type 2 diabetes. Low blood sugar levels may occur when you eat less or later than usual. Miss a meal or snack. Do more physical activity than usual. Or take some types of diabetes medicines. Low blood sugar may not cause any symptoms. Checking your blood sugar is the best way to know what your blood sugar is. Ask your doctor when and how often you should check your blood sugar.
Take action immediately if your blood sugar is too low.
Keep something with a fast-acting sugar (simple carbohydrate) on hand. Try 1 cup of milk, 1/2 a cup of fruit juice, or 1 tablespoon of sugar. Test your blood sugar level after 15 minutes to see if it is above 70 mg/dL. If not, drink or eat as above. Once your blood sugar is over 70 mg/dL, eat a small snack if your next meal or snack is more than 1 to 2 hours away. As always speak with your doctor about what to do if you experience low blood sugar.