What are Normal Blood Sugar Level Readings?


What are normal fasting glucose levels?  Sugar levels before bed?  After a meal?

When you ask what normal blood sugar levels should be, you need to take into account a number of factors. You should also consult your own doctor to find out what YOUR blood sugar levels should be, but here are some general guidelines.

For a normal, healthy individual, fasting blood sugar levels should be between 70 – 100 mg/dl (in the fasted state i.e. first thing in the morning).

After eating a meal, higher blood sugar levels can be expected, and this will be dependent on the type of food you ate, its glycemic index, etc. 2 hours after the meal, normal blood sugar levels should be less than than 140 mg/dl as insulin should be reducing the levels of sugar in the blood.

At bed time, your sugar levels will probably be between 100 – 140 mg/dl.

A diabetic is someone with a consistent fasting blood glucose above 110 mg/dl, and this can be between 140 – 235 mg/dl after a meal.

Someone with a blood glucose levels lower than 70 mg/dl in considered hypoglycaemic.

Anyone with blood sugar levels above about 120 mg/dl is hyperglycaemic.

If your blood sugar level is regularly over 100, but below 130 mg/dl, you are considered pre-diabetic, and at risk of going on to develop full type 2 diabetes.

If your levels are constantly over 130 mg/dl, you are considered diabetic. Diabetes is tested using an oral glucose tolerance test.

 

 

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.

Comments

  1. chandervati says:

    My mother’s blood suger level is 193(after meal).She is not able to to do hard exercise.Could u tell me what shoule she eat to maintain her blood suger level

  2. F Schmittler says:

    6:00PM reading 170
    6:30 PM Ate plate of Ceaser Salad
    9:30 PM reading 76
    WHY?