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Blood Sugar Level Ranges

Tweet Understanding blood glucose level ranges can be a key part of diabetes self-management. This page states 'normal' blood sugar ranges and blood sugar ranges for adults and children with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and blood sugar ranges to determine people with diabetes. If a person with diabetes has a meter, test strips and is testing, it's important to know what the blood glucose level means. Recommended blood glucose levels have a degree of interpretation for every individual and you should discuss this with your healthcare team. In addition, women may be set target blood sugar levels during pregnancy. The following ranges are guidelines provided by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) but each individual’s target range should be agreed by their doctor or diabetic consultant. Recommended target blood glucose level ranges The NICE recommended target blood glucose levels are stated below for adults with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and children with type 1 diabetes. In addition, the International Diabetes Federation's target ranges for people without diabetes is stated. [19] [89] [90] The table provides general guidance. An individual target set by Continue reading >>

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  1. renutn

    Hi dear ladies,
    On my 26th week sugar test they detected more sugar levels in my blood.
    I am testing my sugar level 4 times in a day and in the ultrasound they said baby is normal as per the gestation week.
    I am trying to control my sugar level by cutting carbs and starch in my food plan.
    My questions for you is how is the health of the baby? Ladies who went thro' this phase please share on baby's health.
    My sugar level 180-190 after 1 hr food .

  2. cj1980

    I feel your pain :-(...I too failed the 3 hr GTT but much to my frustration I found out that my sugar levels were high because of the steroids that I was given a week before the test. But the doc has already categorized me under GD and is insisting that I test 4 times a day and control my diet.
    Anyways, have been doing it for the past two weeks and my average blood sugar is usually in the 95-120 range, 2 hrs after food. Why are you testing 1 hr after food? My guideline is this: Fasting blood sugar should be 60-95 and 2 hrs after meals 60-120. I honestly think this is a rigid upper limit as I know the normal upper limit is 140, but if the doc says so then I guess we have to do what we have to do :-(
    My baby seems to be doing just fine, although I haven't had a scan yet after the test (am 32 weeks along)...If they took a scan and they feel the baby is developing well, I don't think you should get worked up. Just maintain your diet and watch out for the carbs that you eat. Eliminate white rice, direct sugar, pastries,mithai, etc as well as fruit juice. (THE MOST difficult part for me) Am sure everything will go well. All the best.

  3. renutn

    Thank you cj180...
    Infact i don't have sweet tooth ; what I made mistake was when my apeatite increased i started eating food which are of mainly carbs. Just imagine 4-5 times in a day as smaller meals type. Both me and my husband wondered how it can happen; but it happened.
    But i want to know how will be the baby's health - thus makes kind of relax along with the diet

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