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Normal Blood Sugar Level Before Meal
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
Probably normal: Hi. There aren't diagnostic criteria for normal sugar 3 hours after a mixed meal that I'm aware of, but I'd say that seems pretty much normal. Variables would be how much carb and fat were in the mixed meal; they influence how much and how quickly sugar will appear in the blood. If you're worried, talk with your doc about doing a 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test. Good luck! ...Read more
I can not skip any meal, my blood sugar drops an I start sweting. I do not take insulin and I have normal sugar level in the morning before meal.
Hypoglycemia: If certain that your blood sugar becomes low, then this is a medical emergency. Causes other than diabetes include excessive insulin produced in the body (hyperinsulinemia), inborn errors of metabolism, medications and poisons, alcohol, hormone deficiencies, prolonged starvation, alterations of metabolism associated with infection, and organ failure. You really need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
What is a normal blood sugar after a meal? #nqlu my boyfriend is a diabetic and had a 177 blood sugar level after our meal. Mine was 157. Is that normail?
The most important point to stress here is when the blood sugar is taken after a meal. Two hours after a meal is a true measure of how well your body is allowing the sugar you consumed to be taken up by the cells (role of insulin). If you take it around an hour after, that is merely an indication of how much sugar you ingested at the meal and does not really tell us much. Therefore the two hour is what will give you useful information.
If your boyfriend has well controlled diabetes, then his blood sugar should be 140 or less after two hours. If a non-diabetic such as yourself has a blood sugar greater than or equal to about 140 after two hours then you may have an issue with processing sugar, and will need to see your doctor for diabetes testing. There is no established normal range that we use for non-diabetics at two hours, but most doctors use the 140 cutoff.
Please remember the two hour blood sugar test is the most useful. Please see your doctor if you have any further questions or concerns.
All the best. ...Read more
My blood sugar level 2 hrs after meals are within the range, the highest is 169 but fasting results are a little higher, over 100. Is it ok?
My fasting blood sugar level is 106 after 9 hours of my last meal I had at night. Is this high? If it is high what diet should I take to control it?
High fasting glucose: Hi. Yes, that would be a high fasting glucose (upper limit of normal is 99). It should be repeated; if reproducible, you have impaired fasting glucose/prediabetes. Use serum glucose, not finger stick, for diagnosis. Healthy diet: whole grains, legumes, nuts, canola/olive oil, fruits & veggies, lean meat, nonfat dairy; minimize fast food, processed food, saturated fat, white flour, white rice, etc. ...Read more
Normal: "normals" vary slightly depending upon the source you look at. Blood drawn out of a vein, not finger stick, would be less than 106 fasting and no more than 140 for an adult 50 years old or less. Even lower numbers are better. ...Read more
What to do if I check my fasting blood sugar level was 114 and 2 hours after meal was 169, am I diabetic?
I am 82 years. My blood sugar level is fasting 79 and after meals 219. What is the cause of this wide gap?
Insulin issues: It may be that you are having trouble producing enough Insulin right after a meal to control the blood sugar. But it eventually corrects. Therefore, do not eat large meals and do not eat a diet high in starches or sweets. You do not want to overtax your pancreas because that might push you into full fledge diabetes! ...Read more
How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?
Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if you eat 8 ounces of baked potato with a glycemic index of 90 and also have 8 ounces of chicken or fish, with a glycemic index close to zero, the average for that combo is 45. Protein has a strong effect in modifying the rise in blood sugar from carbs. ...Read more
Am 15 weeks preg. Took my blood sugar level.45 mints after meal its 154. Am I diabetic? Am 27 years old. How to check the correct blood sugar level?
Testing Blood Sugar: That level is normal for the first hour after a meal. There is no evidence here with this one test of disease. ...Read more
My fasting blood sugar is 68 and after 2 hour of taking meal it is 94. Is this normal for a 28yr old?
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Baseline & fasting blood sugar is always normal. Blood sugar drops to 45/55 about an hour After eating a sugary meal. Is this dangerous?
Reactive hypoglycemi: This sounds like reactive hypoglycemia, essentially an overreaction of the pancreas to a large load of ingested sugar. This can usually be controlled by eating smaller meals more frequently and by limiting simple sugars, replacing them with complex carbohydrates and fiber. If symptoms persist despite this management, see doctor for blood testing for insulin levels and such. ...Read more
51 year old female. I'm not a diabetic. My fasting blood sugar is any where between 69 to 91.2hrs after meal is 91 to 115 on a given day. My dr normal.
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided is normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
In a non diabetic patient, is it normal for blood sugar to go up after meals with in 1-2 hours after eating and blood sugar is 120. If over 100 bad?
Are my blood sugar readings good or bad? Before meal 96, 1 hr after meal 196, 1.5 hrs 147 and 2.5 hrs 135.How much should they be?
Non-diabetic, before meal blood sugar 90, 1hr peak 180, 2hr 140, 3hr 100. Am I safe from organ damage? Any lower carb diet would drop me to hypo zone.
Huh?: If you are not diabetic why are you measuring bg three times around your meal? You are asking for trouble. Stick with the standard method of diagnosis. You are not at risk for organ damage until you become diabetic range and should not do anything other than eat a good mediterranean diet, maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. ...Read more
146: After eating our blood sugar normally is elevated and a blood sugar after eating within a few hours of a meal is normal. In the clinic setting we check fasting blood sugars (no food or drink 6-8 hours) then based on those readings we can conclude if there is a problem. Best to see your doctor and let him do some fasting tests if your concerned. :) ...Read more
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