Blood Sugar 82 Two Hours After Eating

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Do I Really Have Diabetes?

Carla, it's so easy to worry ourselves sick when we don't have the real information! I do not know how easy this is for you, but using your mother's glucose meter, (or buying your own, they're cheap it's the testing strips which are expensive) do your own tests. But please do ask your pharmacist to show you how to use the meter correctly, or you might get totally wrong readings. After waking, and before even brushing teeth, measure your blood glucose. It should be somewhere between 4 - 6 (JANGAR, correct me if I am wrong about the numbers!!) Then, test it again 1 hour after eating a meal, any meal. It should be sort of between 6 and 8. Of couse it can go slightly above 8 if you ate a lot of carbohydrates. Two hours after a meal your blood glucose should be down, between 5.5 and 6.6. Damage to the body, I've read, occurs when blood glucose stays above 7.7 for a couple of hours, I am not sure whether all that is correct. I have found that there are SOOO many grey areas in diabetes. The more I do reseach, the more confused I become!! Best is to visit a doctor and ask for an HbA1C test, which is a laboratory blood test, to see what your average blood glucose was over the last 8 + weeks Continue reading >>

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  1. Marzeater

    Non diabetic levels

    What exactly are non diabetic levels?
    I did a search on this site and it found every reference to non, levels, and diabetic but not all in the same post. :?

  2. Grazer

    This may help, from diabetes.co.uk site
    Recommended target blood glucose level ranges
    The International Diabetes Federation have specified the following blood glucose levels: [19]
    IDF recommended target blood glucose level ranges Target Levels
    by Type Before meals (pre prandial) 2 hours after (post prandial)
    Non-diabetic 4.0 to 5.9 mmol/L under 7.8 mmol/L*
    Type 2 diabetes 4 to 7 mmol/L under 8.5 mmol/L
    Type 1 diabetes 4 to 7 mmol/L under 9 mmol/L
    Children w/ diabetes 4 to 8 mmol/L under 10 mmol/L
    Normal blood sugar ranges
    For the majority of healthy individuals, normal blood sugar levels are as follows:
    The normal blood glucose level in humans is about 4 mM (4 mmol/L or 72 mg/dL)
    The body, when operating normally, restores the blood sugar level to a range of about 4.4 to 6.1 mmol/L (82 to 110 mg/dL)
    Shortly after eating the blood glucose level may rise temporarily up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL)

  3. viviennem

    The NICE guidelines used by the NHS are, for non-diabetics:
    3.5 - 5.5 mmol/l before meals
    less than 8 mmol/l, 2 hours after meals.
    Viv 8)

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