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What should be the ideal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetic?

What should be the ideal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetic?

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 more

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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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• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

•	 I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years  my fasting  blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my  blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

What is a normal  blood sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

125 - 150 : A fasting blood sugar of 125 and a blood sugar 1hr after eating of 140 would be good. An a1c test measures your average sugar for the previous 90 days. An a1c of less than 7 is recommended and that correlates to an average blood sugar of 150. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic what can I eat or drink when blood sugar is high how can I get it down? I am a type 2 and every other night and morning my blood level is in the 200 or 300 what do I do to bring it down?

I am a diabetic what can I eat or drink when blood sugar is high how can I get it down? I am a type 2 and every other night and morning my blood level is in the 200 or 300 what do I do to bring it down?

You : You need a comprehensive evaluation with a diabetes support team, which includes your doctor, a diabetes educator and/or a nutritionist. Your diet will be reviewed along with your medications. There are many reasons your blood sugar is elevated. The first being what you are consuming. The second is your medication may not be sufficient and an adjustment is in order. Actually both are likely to blame. In the meantime follow a strict diabetic diet, get plenty of exercise, and stay hydrated. All the best. ...Read more

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I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin. 166 two hr after eating.

I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin.  166 two hr after eating.

Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important. ...Read more

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New type 2 diabetic here. 11pm and my blood sugar is 80. Is that too low to now go to bed? Worried about a night time drop...please advise..thanks

New type 2 diabetic here.  11pm and my blood sugar is 80.  Is that too low to now go to bed?  Worried about a night time drop...please advise..thanks

Maybe ok: With a blood sugar of 80 it may be ok to go to bed. depends on medications that are being used to control your diabetes. simple thing to do is to have something like peanut butter that provides a mix of protein, fats and sugar to limit the issue of dropping to low. If it keeps happening talk to your provider about adjusting medications. ...Read more