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How Blood Sugar Affects Your Body

When you have diabetes, your blood sugar (glucose) levels may be consistently high. Over time, this can damage your body and lead to many other problems. How much sugar in the blood is too much? And why is high glucose so bad for you? Here’s a look at how your levels affect your health. They're less than 100 mg/dL after not eating (fasting) for at least 8 hours. And they're less than 140 mg/dL 2 hours after eating. During the day, levels tend to be at their lowest just before meals. For most people without diabetes, blood sugar levels before meals hover around 70 to 80 mg/dL. For some people, 60 is normal; for others, 90. What's a low sugar level? It varies widely, too. Many people's glucose won't ever fall below 60, even with prolonged fasting. When you diet or fast, the liver keeps your levels normal by turning fat and muscle into sugar. A few people's levels may fall somewhat lower. Doctors use these tests to find out if you have diabetes: Fasting plasma glucose test. The doctor tests your blood sugar levels after fasting for 8 hours and it’s higher than 126 mg/dL. Oral glucose tolerance test. After fasting for 8 hours, you get a special sugary drink. Two hours later your su Continue reading >>

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  1. bmelikia

    Question: Blood Glucose Levels AFTER Eating

    Hello Community,
    A little background. . .I am a 29 year old male. I am not "diabetic" but my father was diabetic. I have been getting my blood glucose reading, as well as my a1c, the last several times that I've had my cholesterol checked. My fasting number have been between 100 and 110. My worst a1c so far has been 5.6. I guess I'm in the "prediabetic" stage.
    I'm curious to know - in healthy individuals without diabetes - how high does ones blood sugar spike 1 hour - 2 hours AFTER eating?
    What would be the Post Porandial blood glucose threshold that would need to be crossed to suggest that a person has a potential problem?
    I'm asking because I just started testing my blood at home and have seen that at times I've spiked as high as 186 and 238 approximately 1 hour after eating. I generally seem to go back down near 100-110 approximately 2-3 hours after eating.
    Thank you for your help

  2. angelhart1964

    People with diabetes when they don't eat it makes it go up , and if we don't watch what you eat it goes up, but when you eat it will go back to normal I hope that helps,

  3. bmelikia

    Could you try explaining that to me another way? I'm not sure I understand. Thanks

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