Blood sugar numbers

By Dixiemom Latest Reply 2011-05-12 15:25:04 -0500
Started 2011-05-07 14:29:09 -0500

What is the norm for blood sugar testing? If I go what I learned 60 odd years ago it would be 80 to 120. My pcp did not enlighten me at time of diagnosis just told me to take some class on nutrition which I have blown off as eating today can't too different then in years gone by and I have been more away from home then at home.

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Dixiemom 2011-05-12 15:25:04 -0500 Report

Thanks everybody for your input. I notice nthat my BS is usually betweewn 120 and 140. Sometimes it's higher but then it's after I kind ofd over indulged in all my favorites. But I'm working on that.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-12 06:02:25 -0500 Report






*ADA: "Post-prandial glucose measurements should be made 1–2 hours after the
beginning of the meal, generally peak levels in patients with diabetes."

ADA = American Diabetes Assn. Joslin = Joslin Diabetes Center AACE= American
Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists Non-diabetic= ranges compiled from goals
of all agencies.

shellyj 2011-05-11 23:01:36 -0500 Report

it's should be between 5-7 mg but than i'm in canada you try to ask your doctor what rage you should be in thanks

Kirla 2011-05-08 11:41:15 -0500 Report

80 to 120 is a pretty good target for good blood sugar control. I test my peaks after eating and try and keep them under 140. I read somewhere that readings above 140 is where the damage starts. So I try and keep them under 140. I read somewhere that fasting and before eating should be 70-90. Less than 140 after 1 hour and less than 120, 2 hours after eating.

Good luck

spiritwalker 2011-05-07 16:57:13 -0500 Report

It will depend on your Dr. My medical center charts anything 100 or over for a fasting blood glucose as a diabetic. The standards have changed over the years.
You could check with the ADA for their latest literature.

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