What Are Normal Blood Glucose Levels


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The amount of glucose in your blood changes throughout the day and night. It is affected by what you eat, how much exercise has been done that day as well as when it occurs. When levels are higher than normal it can lead to Diabetes; this condition makes it difficult for the body to break down glucose, also known as sugar for energy.

Normal Blood Sugars

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As long as you eat before bed, your normal blood sugar level should be fine during a fast. Normal fasting (no food for eight hours) and two-hour post-meal BG level is less than 140 mg/dL

A healthy person’s average night time range of daily testing includes three things: 1) urine integrity test 2), In 24-hour cycles 3). Glucose tolerance test or OGTTs.

Diabetes is a Problem in The World of Metabolism

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It can be diagnosed by any one, two, or even three symptoms listed below:

1) Fasting glucose test that’s equal to or greater than 126 mg/dL 

2) Any random blood sugar tests higher than 200 milligrams per deciliters (mg/dl). This may mean you have been fasting for more than 8 hours without eating and still testing high on your levels.

3) An A1c which gives an average of over 3 months about your sugars with values ranging from 6%, 7%,8%. You don’t need meds but having this disease does come at some cost like increased risk factors related to heart diseases kidney problems etc.

Pre-Diabetes

My doctor said I have pre-diabetes. What does that mean?

You are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and can prevent or delay it by increasing physical activity; eating healthful foods like fruits and vegetables; maintaining a healthy weight.

Pre-Diabetes is also called Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG).

Pre-Diabetes is diagnosed by any one of the following

Having fasting blood glucose in between 100 and 125 mg/dL, an A1c between 5.7% to 6%. Values 140mg/dl and 199 will be considered as pre-diagnosis if they occur during two hours of oral testing with 75 grams worth of food consumed at regular intervals throughout those 2hrs

The normal blood sugar level range is between 70 and 110 mg/dL before meals and less than 140mg/dL one to two hours after eating. Below are some normal blood sugar levels in humans:

Age Fasting *(P) 1 hr **(N) 2 hrs

Newborns 65-75 4-18 65-110

1 yr 65-95 10-22 65-155

5 yrs 80-105 20-35 110 – 170

10 yrs 90 – 120 30 – 45 110 – 180

Conclusion

Many factors influence the level of your blood sugar throughout the day: what you eat, how much, and when. You can affect these levels with physical activity or medication for medical conditions such as diabetes; however, there is no way to control stress due to its impact on our body’s natural fight-or-flight response which spikes glucose production by forcing cells into an inefficient use state where they are capable only at maximal efficiency rather than doing useful work like thinking clearly under pressure does otherwise known simply enough because this releases energy stores back.

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