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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. powerwalker2

    Check with your doctor, but here are Joslin Diabetes Center's suggestions:
    http://www.joslin.org/info/goals_for_blood_glucose_control.html

  2. alan_s

    When considering the goals from the major diabetes authorities I have always preferred the much tighter guidelines of the AACE:
    Table 1. AACE-Recommended Glycemic Targets for Nonpregnant Adults2

    Parameter
    Treatment Goal
    Hemoglobin A1C
    Individualize on the basis of age, comorbidities, and duration of disease

    ≤6.5 for most
    Closer to normal for healthy
    Less stringent for “less healthy”
    Fasting plasma glucose (FPG)
    <110 mg/dL

    2-hour postprandial glucose (PPG)
    <140 mg/dL
    They also note the looser ADA 2hr target of <180 on that page. I consider that dangerously lax. Personally I have followed tighter goals than either for the past fifteen years. These targets, which I first encountered in Jennifer's Test, Test, Test, have worked very well for me:
    Fasting............................Under 110
    One hour after meals.......under 140
    Two hours after meals.....under 120
    or for those in the mmol parts of the world:
    Fasting............................Under 6
    One hour after meals......Under 8
    Two hours after meals....Under 6.5

  3. maryd98

    maryd98

    Re: Blood Glucose Goal Ranges WITH and WITHOUT Diabetes

    powerwalker2:
    Check with your doctor, but here are Joslin Diabetes Center's suggestions:
    http://www.joslin.org/info/goals_for_blood_glucose_control.html
    What I really like about this chart^ is that it compares glucose numbers for people with and without diabetes.
    Not only is that something I find interesting, but it seems like a lot of newbies wonder about this. Great link to have in the "prediabetes forum" (and/or the newbies forum), Nancy!
    ****************************************************
    Till next time,
    Mary
    aka maryd98
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Joined ADA forum August 2012
    Diagnosed T2 July 1998
    First A1C (July 1998): 13.6
    First BG (July 1998): 537
    Latest A1C (October 2017): 5.7
    A1c has been under 6 since I got my BG under control (early in 1999), except for once when it was 6.2
    On oral meds for about 9 months after diagnosis
    "Just" diet and exercise since quitting oral meds.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Just" really means "plus" keeping stress in check, getting enough sleep, changing my work schedule as needed, timing my meals and snacks, making time to take care of non-work and non-diabetes needs (as well as diabetes and work needs), and making time for just me, myself, and I. :-)

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Definition: Normal Blood Sugar Ranges

What are normal blood sugar ranges for non-diabetic people? The term “normal” blood sugars applies to a set of standards recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). From time to time these standards have been adjusted to more adequately diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes. The most recent changes in ADA standards lowered the thresholds for diagnosing diabetes and for diagnosing pre-diabetes. The revised ADA standards mean that more people now fall into the category of having pre-diabetes. This allows for earlier detection of people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. What are the blood sugar ranges for diagnosing pre-diabetes? Blood sugar levels higher than normal, but lower than diabetic ranges,classify a person as having impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), both of which are used to diagnose pre-diabetes. To check for pre-diabetes, and see how a person reacts to a glucose load, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) may be given to check blood sugar levels 2 hours after being given 75 grams of glucose to drink. The following general guidelines are for normal blood sugar ranges in non-diabetics are from the American Diabetes Associa Continue reading >>

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  1. powerwalker2

    Check with your doctor, but here are Joslin Diabetes Center's suggestions:
    http://www.joslin.org/info/goals_for_blood_glucose_control.html

  2. alan_s

    When considering the goals from the major diabetes authorities I have always preferred the much tighter guidelines of the AACE:
    Table 1. AACE-Recommended Glycemic Targets for Nonpregnant Adults2

    Parameter
    Treatment Goal
    Hemoglobin A1C
    Individualize on the basis of age, comorbidities, and duration of disease

    ≤6.5 for most
    Closer to normal for healthy
    Less stringent for “less healthy”
    Fasting plasma glucose (FPG)
    <110 mg/dL

    2-hour postprandial glucose (PPG)
    <140 mg/dL
    They also note the looser ADA 2hr target of <180 on that page. I consider that dangerously lax. Personally I have followed tighter goals than either for the past fifteen years. These targets, which I first encountered in Jennifer's Test, Test, Test, have worked very well for me:
    Fasting............................Under 110
    One hour after meals.......under 140
    Two hours after meals.....under 120
    or for those in the mmol parts of the world:
    Fasting............................Under 6
    One hour after meals......Under 8
    Two hours after meals....Under 6.5

  3. maryd98

    maryd98

    Re: Blood Glucose Goal Ranges WITH and WITHOUT Diabetes

    powerwalker2:
    Check with your doctor, but here are Joslin Diabetes Center's suggestions:
    http://www.joslin.org/info/goals_for_blood_glucose_control.html
    What I really like about this chart^ is that it compares glucose numbers for people with and without diabetes.
    Not only is that something I find interesting, but it seems like a lot of newbies wonder about this. Great link to have in the "prediabetes forum" (and/or the newbies forum), Nancy!
    ****************************************************
    Till next time,
    Mary
    aka maryd98
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Joined ADA forum August 2012
    Diagnosed T2 July 1998
    First A1C (July 1998): 13.6
    First BG (July 1998): 537
    Latest A1C (October 2017): 5.7
    A1c has been under 6 since I got my BG under control (early in 1999), except for once when it was 6.2
    On oral meds for about 9 months after diagnosis
    "Just" diet and exercise since quitting oral meds.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Just" really means "plus" keeping stress in check, getting enough sleep, changing my work schedule as needed, timing my meals and snacks, making time to take care of non-work and non-diabetes needs (as well as diabetes and work needs), and making time for just me, myself, and I. :-)

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Continuous Glucose Profiles In Healthy Subjects Under Everyday Life Conditions And After Different Meals

Go to: Abstract Continuous interstitial glucose measurement was performed under everyday life conditions (2 days) and after ingestion of four meals with standardized carbohydrate content (50 grams), but with different types of carbohydrates and variable protein and fat content. Twenty-four healthy volunteers (12 female, 12 male, age 27.1 ± 3.6 years) participated in the study. Each subject wore two microdialysis devices (SCGM1, Roche Diagnostics) simultaneously. Results The mean 24-hour interstitial glucose concentration under everyday life conditions was 89.3 ± 6.2 mg/dl (mean ± SD, n = 21), and mean interstitial glucose concentrations at daytime and during the night were 93.0 ± 7.0 and 81.8 ± 6.3 mg/dl, respectively. The highest postprandial glucose concentrations were observed after breakfast: 132.3 ± 16.7 mg/dl (range 101–168 mg/dl); peak concentrations after lunch and dinner were 118.2 ± 13.4 and 123.0 ± 16.9 mg/dl, respectively. Mean time to peak glucose concentration was between 46 and 50 minutes. After ingestion of standardized meals with fast absorption characteristics, peak interstitial glucose concentrations were 133.2 ± 14.4 and 137.2 ± 21.1 mg/dl, respectiv Continue reading >>

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  1. powerwalker2

    Check with your doctor, but here are Joslin Diabetes Center's suggestions:
    http://www.joslin.org/info/goals_for_blood_glucose_control.html

  2. alan_s

    When considering the goals from the major diabetes authorities I have always preferred the much tighter guidelines of the AACE:
    Table 1. AACE-Recommended Glycemic Targets for Nonpregnant Adults2

    Parameter
    Treatment Goal
    Hemoglobin A1C
    Individualize on the basis of age, comorbidities, and duration of disease

    ≤6.5 for most
    Closer to normal for healthy
    Less stringent for “less healthy”
    Fasting plasma glucose (FPG)
    <110 mg/dL

    2-hour postprandial glucose (PPG)
    <140 mg/dL
    They also note the looser ADA 2hr target of <180 on that page. I consider that dangerously lax. Personally I have followed tighter goals than either for the past fifteen years. These targets, which I first encountered in Jennifer's Test, Test, Test, have worked very well for me:
    Fasting............................Under 110
    One hour after meals.......under 140
    Two hours after meals.....under 120
    or for those in the mmol parts of the world:
    Fasting............................Under 6
    One hour after meals......Under 8
    Two hours after meals....Under 6.5

  3. maryd98

    maryd98

    Re: Blood Glucose Goal Ranges WITH and WITHOUT Diabetes

    powerwalker2:
    Check with your doctor, but here are Joslin Diabetes Center's suggestions:
    http://www.joslin.org/info/goals_for_blood_glucose_control.html
    What I really like about this chart^ is that it compares glucose numbers for people with and without diabetes.
    Not only is that something I find interesting, but it seems like a lot of newbies wonder about this. Great link to have in the "prediabetes forum" (and/or the newbies forum), Nancy!
    ****************************************************
    Till next time,
    Mary
    aka maryd98
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Joined ADA forum August 2012
    Diagnosed T2 July 1998
    First A1C (July 1998): 13.6
    First BG (July 1998): 537
    Latest A1C (October 2017): 5.7
    A1c has been under 6 since I got my BG under control (early in 1999), except for once when it was 6.2
    On oral meds for about 9 months after diagnosis
    "Just" diet and exercise since quitting oral meds.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Just" really means "plus" keeping stress in check, getting enough sleep, changing my work schedule as needed, timing my meals and snacks, making time to take care of non-work and non-diabetes needs (as well as diabetes and work needs), and making time for just me, myself, and I. :-)

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