Understanding your blood sugar numbers is important when managing your condition.
When you have type 2 diabetes, your body makes less insulin
than it should, and/or the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as
it should. Your body may also be producing too much sugar. (Sugar is also called
When these things happen, sugar levels can build up in your blood.
The main treatment goal for type 2 diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal
level. You should also know that if your blood sugar drops too low (also known as
hypoglycemia), you could experience symptoms,
such as shaking, sweating, rapid heartbeat, change in vision, hunger, headache,
and mood changes.
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