What are the normal numbers for a non-diabetic?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2011-05-09 17:00:29 -0500
Started 2011-05-09 12:11:31 -0500

We are supposed to be between 80-120 (that is what they told me in class 2/12 years ago) but what are the normal numbers for a non-diabetic? Like say fasting, when waking up in the morning, or two hours after meals? I sometimes test my hubby 2 hours after meals, and at times, his is higher than mine, mine is usually under 120 and his is higher. I wonder how I can tell if he has a problem, Of course, I'd know he did if it was 200 or more, but when it runs 130-150 2 hours after he has eaten, I wonder.

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-09 17:00:29 -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.

kdroberts 2011-05-09 15:27:28 -0500 Report

Usually fasting and before meals would be around 70-85, possibly a touch higher. After meals would be about the same but it's possible to get a short spike up to 140. Most people will not spike that high and will stay under 100 pretty much 100% of the time.

You can't really tell from a home meter but it would seem possible that your husband is pre-diabetic.

Harlen 2011-05-09 15:16:56 -0500 Report

My little one bugs me to test her lol so I have she runs 90 to 111
ope this anssers you question
Best wishes