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Normal Range For Blood Sugar Two Hours After Eating

Your blood glucose levels can determine whether you have or are at risk for developing diabetes, a condition in which your body no longer effectively processes and absorbs glucose from the bloodstream. Blood glucose levels fluctuate during the day, particularly after meals. Postprandial -- which means after eating -- glucose levels that rise beyond a certain level may mean you have diabetes or prediabetes. However, two-hour postprandial blood sugar testing is not recommended to screen for or diagnose diabetes. Video of the Day Two to 3 hours after eating a meal, blood glucose levels typically fall to normal fasting levels. For people without diabetes, this is typically 125 mg/dL or less, according to criteria established by the American Diabetes Association. If your 2-hour postprandial blood glucose level is higher than 125 mg/dL, your doctor will likely order one of the ADA-recommended blood tests for diagnosing diabetes. The options include a hemoglobin A1c test and an oral glucose tolerance test. Before developing type 2 diabetes, many people go through a phase called "prediabetes." With this condition, postprandial blood sugar levels are typically abnormally high -- but not ele Continue reading >>

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  1. Rose_i_can_do_this

    Fasting blood sugar

    I got my blood work done because since 2009 I have struggled with vertigo, which caused panic attacks. Basically slept for three years went off meds, got a new dr. She ordered blood work. My fasting blood glucose level is 169. I am going on Wednesday to get the ac1( I think that is what it is called). Needless to say I am a nervous wreck. I have already changed my diet. I am not even sure what is good or bad for a diabetic carbs wise. So my question is could the dizziness that I have been having for five years now be because of my blood sugar?

  2. Just Joyce

    You weren't dizzy because you were asleep. If you were on anti depressants and were sleeping 18hrs a day, why didn't you discuss this with your doctors. Having been on anti depressants, I had regular blood test to check the level of medication in my system and the meds were adjusted accordingly.
    Any number of things can cause dizziness, heart problems, inner ear problems, blood pressure too high or too low or an allergic reaction to something. You are asking for side effects when A. You have no idea what your medical problem is and B. You don't know if you are diabetic.
    You are not having side effects because you don't know what medical problem you have. What you are experiencing is a medical problem that only YOUR doctor can diagnose. No one on this site can diagnose your problem or tell you how to treat it. When it comes to your health, you have to take responsibility for your care by consulting your physician. You have to ask questions. You have to ask about treatment. You have to consult the doctor regarding side effects or results not being what you expected.

  3. Rose_i_can_do_this

    When all my problems started 5 years ago, not one of the drs I went to said anything about my blood sugars. They put me in anti depressants which made me sleep 18 hours a day but hey I wasn't dizzy. I lost my insurance went off the pills and now I am awake and dizzy. I decided to go to a new doctor she ordered full work up to try and find out what is causing my dizziness. Well my fasting was 170. So I guess now the other test will tell me if I am diabetic for sure. I was just wondering if anyone else ever had that as a side affect.

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