What Is Glucose Level For Diabetes

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What Is A Normal Blood Sugar Level?

The aim of diabetes treatment is to bring blood sugar (“glucose”) as close to normal as possible. What is a normal blood sugar level? And how can you achieve normal blood sugar? First, what is the difference between “sugar” and “glucose”? Sugar is the general name for sweet carbohydrates that dissolve in water. “Carbohydrate” means a food made only of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. There are various different kinds of sugars. The one our body uses most is called “glucose.” Other sugars we eat, like fructose from fruit or lactose from milk, are converted into glucose in our bodies. Then we can use them for energy. Our bodies also break down starches, which are sugars stuck together, into glucose. When people talk about “blood sugar,” they mean “blood glucose.” The two terms mean the same thing. In the U.S., blood sugar is normally measured in milligrams of glucose per deciliter of blood (mg/dl). A milligram is very little, about 0.00018 of a teaspoon. A deciliter is about 3 1/3 ounces. In Canada and the United Kingdom, blood sugar is reported in millimoles/liter (mmol/L). You can convert Canadian or British glucose levels to American numbers if you multipl Continue reading >>

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  1. joezoey

    AIC 5.7 do i need to be concerned

    I just was operated for open heart surgery and my blood work came back with a blood level of 90 and my a1c wqas 5.7. I would like some input on this issue

  2. gr8finds

    According to NIH, an A1C of 5.7 indicates prediabetes. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/...

  3. Bun10

    My A1C is 5.7 and my doctor is on my case all the time. She has me convinced that if I reach 6.0 I will explode or implode or see angels playing harps. Her team says the "normal" non diabetic is about 4.5 I was diagnosed two years ago. Last month she finally let me sit in with the nutritionist who sees her diabetic patients. She was surprised I wanted to go to it. The other patients thought my 5.7 was wonderful. But I 'm thinking it isn't. its more like 900 lb people being envious of 400 lb people. I hoped to learn from the long time diabetics at my Doctors nutrionist/diabetic meeting but they offered nothing and had never heard of Dreamfield pasta which the nutritionist said was wonderful and she was glad I brought it up because she isn't allowed to mention brands. I subscribe to diabetic living. Couldn't have made it two years without them. They were my only source of 'what can I eat and why'. I read and reread every magazine over and over. Finding diabetic support in my town seems impossible. Good thing i love veggies and salads.

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