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What Blood Sugar Range Is Considered Normal For A 65-year-old Male?

Normal blood sugar (glucose) is the same irrespective of gender or adult age. Frequently treatment goals are confused with the normal values which define whether one is normal, has Prediabetes, or Diabetes. Also the answer varies between fasting blood sugar or post-prandial (after eating). So with that preamble: Normal fasting blood sugar is 60–99 mg/dL Normal post- prandial blood sugar is < 140 Prediabetes (fasting) 100–125 Prediabetes (postprandial) 140–199 Diabetes (fasting) > 125 (on 2 separate occasions) Diabetes (postprandial) = or > 200 (on 2 separate occasions unless uniquely high or accompanied by classic diabetes symptoms) Also the Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) can be used for diagnosis. This represents a measure of the average blood sugar over the last 3 months. Normal is <5.6% Prediabetes 5.6–6.4% Diabetes >6.4% Treatment goal align with these numbers align but are not the same as the normal numbers, and differ between the ADA (American Diabetes Assn), AACE (American Assn of Clinical Endocrinologists) and the European societies. However the goals are relaxed when someone is older, sicker, more impaired or fragile due to the risks of hypoglycemia- especially if treating Continue reading >>

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    What is the difference between Humulin and Humalog?




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    They differ in how fast they take to reach peak effect and how long their effect lasts.
    Humulin is a medium acting insulin which reaches peak effect at about 6 to 10 hours and keeps working for up to 16 hours. Because it will not cause a rapid blood sugar drop it's considered safe and is mainly used to maintain a baseline blood sugar level throughout the day. NPH insulin
    Humalog is a fast acting insulin which starts working within about 5 minutes and peaks at about 1-2 hours and is normaly used to combat the sharp rise of blood sugar after a meal. It is also used to rapidly bring down a very highly elevated blood sugar level. Because of this it is not as "safe" as NPH since overshooting a dose can cause a dangerous hypoglycemic episode. Insulin lispro (the Insulin aspart /Novolog link is more detailed).

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