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Blood Sugar (Definition)

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


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What is the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

What is the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

Depends...: People who do not have diabetes typically have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 126 mg/dl. In general, high blood glucose, also called 'hyperglycemia', is considered "high" when it is 160 mg/dl and above. If you have diabetes, your physician will define your target blood glucose that is as close to normal as possible that you can safely achieve given your overall medical health. ...Read more

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What does a blood sugar level of 470 mean?

What does a blood sugar level of 470 mean?

Way to high: You need to see your doctor pronto and get this under control It is likely you will require insulin with a level like this. I would immediately start cutting out carbs, sugars regular sodas, cakes etc and get to the doctor! You are at risk for stroke, blindness kidney failure and so on ...Read more

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What's a healthy blood sugar level in the morning?

What's a healthy blood sugar level in the morning?

It depends: For someone without diabetes around 60-100 is generally considered normal. Each lab sets there own expected range, but sugars in this range do not suggest any serious problems. For many people with diabetes, the target for a fasting sugar would be 80-120. However, targets are set on a individual basis, so a young pregnant woman might aim for 70-95, while someone else might aim for 75-150. ...Read more

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What range of blood sugar level should I aim for if I am a diabetic?

What range of blood sugar level should I aim for if I am a diabetic?

See below:: Fasting 80-120 2hr after eating < 140. Bed <140 a1c < 6.5 or 7.0%. ...Read more

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What are normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic?

Fasting glucose: Blood glucose, after an overnight fast should be below 100 mg/dl. Blood sugar between 100-125 is pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes low blood sugar levels?

What causes low blood sugar levels?

Low blood sugar: It could be: 1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely 2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK - less likely. You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more