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What should my sugar level be?

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In brief: Less than 11

Unless it is a fasting one and should be less than 5.
5. But if you're concerned re possibility of diabetes suggest see doctor to arrange an HbA1c as this will be more precise than an isolated blood sugar

In brief: Less than 11

Unless it is a fasting one and should be less than 5.
5. But if you're concerned re possibility of diabetes suggest see doctor to arrange an HbA1c as this will be more precise than an isolated blood sugar
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In brief: Check Units!

Always check the units because the numbers are reported differently in the US and in NZ
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Normal and diabetic blood sugar ranges. For the majority of healthy individuals, normal blood sugar levels are as follows: Between 4.0 to 6.0 mmol/L (72 to 108 mg/dL) when fasting. Up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) 2 hours after eating

In brief: Check Units!

Always check the units because the numbers are reported differently in the US and in NZ
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Normal and diabetic blood sugar ranges. For the majority of healthy individuals, normal blood sugar levels are as follows: Between 4.0 to 6.0 mmol/L (72 to 108 mg/dL) when fasting. Up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) 2 hours after eating
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In brief: 4.4 - 8.0

In healthy, non-diabetic people 4.
4 - 8.0 is 'normal'. But there are many reasons why your reading might be a bit higher or a bit lower that don't necessarily mean that you have diabetes. How recently you've eaten is the most important. If you have recently eaten then your blood sugar may briefly be a bit higher than this. http://www.diabetesinfo.org.nz

In brief: 4.4 - 8.0

In healthy, non-diabetic people 4.
4 - 8.0 is 'normal'. But there are many reasons why your reading might be a bit higher or a bit lower that don't necessarily mean that you have diabetes. How recently you've eaten is the most important. If you have recently eaten then your blood sugar may briefly be a bit higher than this. http://www.diabetesinfo.org.nz
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Fasting or non?

The answer depends on what time of day you measure your blood sugar, whether you have eaten or not, whether you have diabetes (or other medical illnesses) or not, & where you measure / bought the device you use [different countries use different units].
In the US, most glucometers measure in mg/dL or mg%. After fasting for 7 hrs (such as in the morning b4 BF) should be < 110 mg% (diab) or 100 mg%

In brief: Fasting or non?

The answer depends on what time of day you measure your blood sugar, whether you have eaten or not, whether you have diabetes (or other medical illnesses) or not, & where you measure / bought the device you use [different countries use different units].
In the US, most glucometers measure in mg/dL or mg%. After fasting for 7 hrs (such as in the morning b4 BF) should be < 110 mg% (diab) or 100 mg%
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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