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Is Type 2 Diabetes Low Blood Sugar?

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Discussion: Blood Sugar Levels And Type 2 Diabetes

When it comes to blood sugar levels, the numbers always seem to confuse people. So we're here today to cover a whole range of reader questions that have come in. If you have questions of your own, join the discussion – please feel free to leave your comments at the bottom. Healthy blood sugar goal ranges Healthy blood sugar control values will depend on several factors, the most important being when you check it. Blood glucose levels will rise after eating meals regardless of whether a person has diabetes–however, someone with good control will be able to bring it down to a stable level after 2 hours. The diagnostic values below are for non pregnant adults with type 2 diabetes. Ranges are different for children, those with type I diabetes and pregnant women. FASTING AFTER MEALS 2 HOURS HbA1c Normal 70-99 mg/dL (4-6 mmol/L)* <140 mg/dL (<7.8 mmol/L)** <5.7% Pre-Diabetes 100-125 mg/dL (6.1-6.9 mmol/L) 140-179 mg/dL 5.7-6.4% Diabetes >126 mg/dL (>7 mmol/L) >180 mg/dL 6.5% and higher *Note that different agencies establish different standards. Some range 70-100 mg/dL, some 70-110 mg/dL, some 70-130 mg/dL **Some agencies recommend <180 mg/dL post-meal especially in the elderly and t Continue reading >>

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  1. BrokenPancreas

    And when did you get that number? When honeymoon ended, teenage years, very young or just "out of the blue"?

  2. Mom2Deacon

    BrokenPancreas said: ↑
    And when did you get that number? When honeymoon ended, teenage years, very young or just "out of the blue"? Deacon's highest was 9.1 at diagnosis. His average A1C is 8.1 but that is fine for his age group. My A1C was 13 when I was diagnosed with Type 2 in September.
    --Sara

  3. mikesmom58

    Mike's A1C is over 14 as of his last dr. visit last month. The endo's meter doesn't go any higher so they think he may have even been as high as 16 or 17 at some point He did go as low as 10.5 a few visits ago but shot right back up. Poor control is the culprit and as of this month he's doing much, much better. In fact his 14 day avg. on his meter is 158 right now so we expect a very big drop of his A1c when he goes back to the dr. in early Dec. We are so scared that they will want to admit him if it continues to stay this high. We are very hopeful that as he gets older and more mature he will understand the importance of good blood sugar control. At his age we cannot follow him around 24/7 to keep an eye on him.

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