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What Should A Diabetics Blood Sugar Be
Depends: Diabetes is a broad label for problems of varying intensities. An unstable type one that has frequent hospitalizations needs frequent tests while an type 2 adult may get away with fewer. This is best worked out with your healthcare provider/treatment team who knows your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: If under good control levels may not fluctuate much. ...Read more
Like this!: Desirable blood sugars are fasting below 125, post-prandial lower than 180, and a hgba1c less than 7%. The latter number is well above the upper limit of normal (5.6%) and i try to get my diabetics to 6.0% or lower! ...Read more
Anything above norma: There is no magic number where you go from safe to dangerous. It's a continuous line, and the lower you are and the closer to normal the better -- the higher you are and the more abnormal, the more it will damage your body. From a vein, while fasting: normal is 65-105. Finger sticks are totally different and don't measure the same thing. ...Read more
Fasting AM:80-120: Ideally fasting blood sugar would be within normal range (eg 80-100), but between 80 to 120 is one commonly quoted goal for a fasting blood sugar for type 2 diabetic. Note that non-fasting blood glucose would be higher; ideally control the am fasting blood sugar and if A1c still not at goal then work work on lowering the blood sugar after eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age dependent: Babies..40-80 cildren ..60-100 teens and older 70-106. ...Read more
70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more
Symptoms: Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so high blood sugar may give sucn symptoms and second you might be producing a lot of Insulin already but not be completly resistant to it and have occacional real low blood sugars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood sugar level: If you don't have diabetes sugar won't hurt you. Unless you want to check your blood sugar regularly - can't think of a good reason - relax and enjoy life. If you are worried because a family member or friend has diabetes have your doctor evaluate your potential diabetes. ...Read more
Under 150: Is a reasonable goal not <80.Get a more detailed answer ›
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