A 42-year-old member asked:

Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. what is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Jose Abreu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Same!!!: You want to aim for fasting levels of 90 or below and post meals of 120 or less. Anything above that will eventually cause damage to the body. Since this contrl is very difficult we try to aim for less than 200 after meals and about 100-105 fasting. Problem is that it still causes damage and close control may bottom out your blood sugar levels that is also a medical emergency.
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