Diabetes Glucose Levels

Our bodies are designed in such a way that glucose levels will fluctuate throughout the day and night. For the typical individual, the only effects they feel from this change is in the form of hunger pains. But for a diabetic, these changes can be amplified in intensity and severity. For them, knowing their diabetes glucose levels are of the utmost importance.

While individuals and their bodies differ, it is impossible to apply a specific level to everyone However, there is an optimal range that diabetics should strive for. Your doctor will able to tweak these numbers more closely to your specific needs.

Since levels will automatically drop as you sleep, your levels in the mornings will be low. The range that you should shoot for before a good breakfast is between 80 to 120. This is also the recommended range for right before your meals.

The most important range to keep up with is approximately two hours after a meal. You will be able to gain a lot of useful information based on your numbers after eating. At the two-hour interval after finishing a meal, your blood sugar should be no more than 160. By bedtime, it should have dropped back down on its own to around 100 to 140. If this is the case, then it will put you in line for where you need to be when you wake up.

You will want to keep your doctor informed of your levels for a few weeks to ensure that you are getting a proper balance of what your body needs. Don't forget about your snacks in between meals to keep levels from dipping dangerously low.

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