The blood sugar levels chart below was created from information found on the American Diabetes Association website and details in general terms where blood sugar levels should be depending on your condition and whether or not food has been eaten.All numbers are ion mg/dL and measure the density of sugar in the blood.The blood sugar levels chart is handy for a quick reference to determine where blood sugar levels should be. This is not a replacement for medical advice and is for informational purposes only. If blood test results are coming back in the upper ranges on the is chart further medical treatment by a doctor is probably indicated.
Normal glucose levels are important to good health and the next blood sugar chart shows the
fasting level for a normal person and then the raising and falling of blood sugar after a meal.
Fasting is in a state of non-eating, where the stomach is empty and as much glucose as possible has been moved from the blood stream. Prandial is a medical term that means ” a meal”. So pre-prandial is before a meal and post-prandial is after a meal. As you can see the blood sugar amount increases after a meal when the food is digested and glucose is absorbed into the blood. The blood sugar level falls as insulin does its work of moving the glucose from the blood in to tissues needing it for food. This pattern is a normal occurrence as glucose is needed in the body for proper brain functioning as well as for fuel for muscles and other cells. Keep your glucose levels functioning like the chart above and everything should be just fine.
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