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What blood sugar level is considered normal for people with type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Not so simple: Your medical doctor or endocrinologist can answer best, but you are best of concentrating on your hg a1c level which indicates what your sugar has been like in previous 90 days. The definitions can change but generally a hg a1c o <6.5% in a diabetic is considered good. Aim for a blood sugar level of less than 125 for early morning fasting glucose. Just ask your pmd, for a tailored result for you.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
80-120 am, 80-150 ..: 2-4 hours after eating without going too low, <70.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Anyone know what is a normal blood sugar level for people with type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 51 years experience
80 - 120: The hope is to keep the blood sugar within the normal range in persons with type 2 diabetes. *0-90 up to 120-130 is usually an acceptable range. A normal hemoglobin a1c which measures what the blood sugar has averaged over the last 10-12 weeks is also a good measure of blood sugar stability. Ideally the hemoglobin a1c should be under 7=7.5. Your doctor, however, depending on your medications, diet.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can type 2 diabetes be diagnosed only by determining blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
BEST diagnosed: With blood sugar levels and/ or hga1c levels.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can type 2 diabetes be diagnosed just by the blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Big hint, not enough: A random high blood sugar may be suggestive of type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes which we see occurring in both kids and adults. A hba1c, sometimes Insulin and c-peptide levels and antibodies to check for type 1 are included.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can type 2 diabetes only be diagnosed by blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Diabetes is defined and diagnosed by a particular blood sugar level. Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done if you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar is over 300?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Blood Sugar over 300: It is definitely time to get serious about your diabetes! You need to work closely with your doctor to make sure you are on the right medications. At the same time, I recommend you work with a nutritionist to eat a very low carb diet, and you need to start exercising with at least a brisk walk for 22 minutes a day or more. Start today. Diabetes Type 2 is a lifestyle disease. Change lifestyle

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