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What Is Normal Blood Sugar?

Thank you for visiting my website! If you need help lowering your blood sugar level, check out my books at Amazon or Smashwords. If you’re outside of the U.S., Smashwords may be the best source. —Steve Parker, M.D. * * * Physicians focus so much on disease that we sometimes lose sight of what’s healthy and normal. For instance, the American Diabetes Association defines “tight” control of diabetes to include sugar levels as high as 179 mg/dl (9.94 mmol/l) when measured two hours after a meal. In contrast, young adults without diabetes two hours after a meal are usually in the range of 90 to 110 mg/dl (5.00–6.11 mmol/l). What Is a Normal Blood Sugar Level? The following numbers refer to average blood sugar (glucose) levels in venous plasma, as measured in a lab. Portable home glucose meters measure sugar in capillary whole blood. Many, but not all, meters in 2010 are calibrated to compare directly to venous plasma levels. Fasting blood sugar after a night of sleep and before breakfast: 85 mg/dl (4.72 mmol/l) One hour after a meal: 110 mg/dl (6.11 mmol/l) Two hours after a meal: 95 mg/dl (5.28 mmol/l) Five hours after a meal: 85 mg/dl (4.72 mmol/l) (The aforementioned meal Continue reading >>

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  1. Softballmom1609

    Confused about blood sugar levels 2 hours after a meal

    I have read conflicting information about what is an acceptable blood sugar reading 2 hours after eating a meal. I've read 150 and under is ok and have also read that under 180 is ok. Which is it does anyone know?

  2. Type1Lou

    It varies based on how tightly you want to be in control. Here's what Gary Scheiner says in his book "Think Like a Pancreas" when he charts a one-hour post meal target. It should be 160 or less for very tight control; 180 or less for typical control; and 200 or less for looser control.

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    I just love Gary's book - practical, well-researched, and realistic. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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