What is normal blood sugar level

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or an animal.

The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels (with the help of insulin that is secreted by pancreas) as a part of metabolic homeostasis.

If blood sugar levels are either increased or decreased by a greater margin than expected this might indicate a medical condition.

Keywords: blood sugar, blood sugar levels, blood sugar levels chart, diabetes type 1 and 2, high and low blood sugar levels, normal blood sugar level

Article reviewed: 20th of September, 2014
Article references: http://www.diabetes.org, http://www.diabetes.co.uk

What is blood sugar?
What is diabetes?
Diabetes symptoms
Levels and indication
Normal blood sugar levels
Low blood sugar levels
High blood sugar levels
How to lower blood sugar level?
Children blood sugar levels
Blood sugar levels chart
Checking for BS:
How to check blood sugar?
How to lower blood sugar level?
Can diabetes be cured?

What is blood sugar?

What does it mean when someone refers to the blood sugar level in your body? Blood sugar level (or blood sugar concentration) is the amount of glucose present in your blood. A normal blood glucose level for a healthy person is somewhere between 65 mg/dl (3.6 mmol/l) and 105 mg/dl (5.8 mmol/l). It, of course, depends on every individual alone.

Normal blood sugar level If the blood sugar level is between 3.6 and 5.8 mmol/l or 65 to 105 mg/dl, then we can say this is a normal blood sugar level for a healthy person.

Diabetes symptoms

Typical symptoms of diabetes are thirst, frequent urination and unexpected weight loss. Sometimes a patient may also have impaired vision, itching skin, experience fatigue, have increased appetite, have skin infections, feel dizzy and dehydrated.

Type 1 diabetes symptoms are severe and last for a short time before the disease is diagnosed. Type 2 diabetes symptoms appear slowly and are usually unrecognizable or absent.

Use this tool to see if you are in danger of or are developing diabetes: LINK
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Use this tool to convert blood sugar values.

What are normal blood sugar levels?

A normal blood sugar level is between 3.6 and 5.8 mmol/l (65 and 105 mg/dl) for a healthy person.

The concentration of glucose in the blood of healthy people in the morning on an empty stomach is between 68 and 108 mg/dl (3.8 to 6.0 mmol/l). Two hours after consuming foods or drinks rich in carbohydrates, the values are usually between 120 and 140 mg/dl (6.7 to 7.8 mmol/l).

For children up to 6 years old, the target blood sugar level before eating should be between 5.5 mmol/l (100 mg/dl) and 10 mmol/l (180 mg/dl). Before going to bed, values should be between 6.1 mmol/l (110 mg/dl) to 11.1 mmol/l (200 mg/dl).

From ages 6 to 12, before eating, glucose levels should be between 5 mmol/l (90 mg/dl) and 10 mmol/l (180 mg/dl) and between 5.5 mmol/l (100 mg/dl) and 10 mmol/l (180 mg/dl) before going to bed. Children age 13 to 19 should expect similar readings as those of adults.

Blood sugar levels chart

Blood sugar levels rise and drop during the day. This is normal. Dramatic fluctuations in your blood glucose levels may indicate problems.

Dramatic changes of blood sugar levels have significant physical symptoms and increase your risk of diabetes-related complications.

Click on the image below to get a larger chart.

blood glucose levels chart

Blood glucose levels chart displays possible levels of blood sugar.

Blood sugar levels chart summarizes blood sugar level values. Values are expressed in mmol/l and mg/dl. This chart is not 100% accurate. Consult your doctor for more information.

High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to and worsen many complications of diabetes, including diabetic eye disease and kidney disease. Most people with diabetes develop high blood pressure during their life. Read an article on blood pressure.

You can also download your own blood sugar levels log below:
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Blood sugar levels chart
Glucose mmol/l (mg/dl) Value
less than 6.1 (110) on an empty stomach normal value
between 6.1 (110) and 6.9 (125) on an empty stomach limit value
more than 7.0 (125) on an empty stomach possible diabetes
more than 11.0 (198) anytime possible diabetes

The next chart displays all possible blood sugar (glucose) levels along with a short explanation what the indicators are.

Blood sugar chart and indicators
Blood Sugar Levels Indication
Less than 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/l) Low fasting blood sugar
70 to 99 mg/dl (3.9 to 5.5 mmol/l) Normal fasting blood sugar for adults
100 to 125 mg/dl (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/l) Impaired fasting glucose (pre-diabetes)
126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l) and above in more than one test result Diabetes
about 70-125 mg/dl (3.9-6.9 mmol/l) Normal random blood sugar
about 70-145 mg/dl (3.9-8 mmol/l) Normal postprandial blood sugar
about 146-199 mg/dl (8.1-10.9 mmol/l) Borderline postprandial blood sugar. May indicate pre-diabetes.
Less than 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/l) Hypoglycemia (Initial Stage)
50 mg/dl (2.8 mmol/l) Hypoglycemia (Fasting)
less than 50 mg/dl (2.8 mmol/l) Insulin Shock
145-200 mg/dl (8-11 mmol/l) Post meal Value suggesting early diabetes
More than 200 mg/dl (11 mmol/l) Post meal Value suggesting established diabetes

Normal values for blood sugar are (values are in mmol/l, mg/dl and HbA1c) in the table below.

Blood sugar levels
Blood sugar levels HbA1c mg/dl mmol/l
low less than 4 less than 65 less than 3,6
normal optimal 4 65 3,6
normal optimal 4,1 69 3,8
normal optimal 4,2 72 4
normal optimal 4,3 76 4,2
normal optimal 4,4 80 4,4
normal optimal 4,5 83 4,6
normal optimal 4,6 87 4,8
normal optimal 4,7 90 5
normal optimal 4,8 94 5,2
normal optimal 4,9 97 5,4
good marginal 5 101 5,6
good marginal 5,1 105 5,8
good marginal 5,2 108 6
good marginal 5,3 112 6,2
good marginal 5,4 115 6,4
good marginal 5,5 119 6,6
good marginal 5,6 122 6,8
good marginal 5,7 126 7
good marginal 5,8 130 7,2
good marginal 5,9 133 7,4
at risk 6 137 7,6
at risk 6,1 140 7,8
at risk 6,2 144 8
at risk 6,3 147 8,2
at risk 6,4 151 8,4
at risk 6,5 155 8,6
at risk 6,6 158 8,8
at risk 6,7 162 9
at risk 6,8 165 9,2
at risk 6,9 169 9,4
dangerously high 7 172 9,6
dangerously high 7,1 176 9,8
dangerously high 7,2 180 10
dangerously high 7,3 183 10,2
dangerously high 7,4 187 10,4
dangerously high 7,5 190 10,6
dangerously high 7,6 194 10,8
dangerously high 7,7 198 11
dangerously high 7,8 201 11,2
dangerously high 7,9 205 11,4
possible complications 8 208 11,6
possible complications 8,1 212 11,8
possible complications 8,2 215 12
possible complications 8,3 219 12,2
possible complications 8,4 223 12,4
possible complications 8,5 226 12,6
possible complications 8,6 230 12,8
possible complications 8,7 233 13
possible complications 8,8 237 13,2
possible complications 8,9 240 13,4
mortal danger 9 244 13,6
mortal danger 9+ 261+ 13,6+

Low blood sugar levels, normal blood sugar levels and high blood sugar levels chart.

What are low blood sugar levels?

When your blood sugar level drops below 63 mg/dl (3,5 mmol/l), it means you have a low level of blood sugar. The usual symptoms of low blood sugar levels are hunger, sweating, restlessness, faltering speech, confusion, tremor, difficulty in concentration, drowsiness, headache, visual disturbances…

Symptoms can vary between different people (organisms), and in some cases, the symptoms can even remain unrecognized (unconscious hypoglycemia).

What are high blood sugar levels?

High blood sugar and diabetes is caused by a number of abnormalities in the body, one of them being the affected vascular walls of small and large arteries (diabetic micro-and macro-angiopathy) in a process called atherosclerosis.

We can say that a blood sugar level is high if we measure glucose level and get the following values – more than 110 mg/dl (6.1 mmol/l) on an empty stomach or at any time more than 200mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l).

measuring blood sugar level If measured blood sugar level is high you should consult your personal doctor! High values of blood sugar may indicate diabetes.

High blood sugar levels affect the arteries throughout the body, especially the organs which have the richest blood circulation: heart, brain, kidney, senses, nerves and other organs.

If the high blood sugar is associated with disturbances in lipid metabolism (blood fat), the abnormalities are more intense. Diabetes is among the risk factors for major non-communicable diseases: cardiovascular (coronary) disease, cerebral vascular disease and peripheral vascular diseases.

How to check blood sugar

Blood sugar level is determined when the person has an empty stomach. In a healthy person, a normal blood glucose level is about 6.1 mmol/l. Read on how to check blood sugar values.

For checking your blood sugar level, you will need:

Medical alcohol to clean the skin where you will prick your finger, a sterile tool to prick your finger, some test strips and a glucose meter to read the test strip.

Expected blood sugar level values
Blood Sugar Level Children mg/dl (mmol/l) Adults mg/dl (mmol/l)
Normal 70 – 100 mg/dL (3.9 – 5.5 mmol/l) 70 – 140 mg/dL (3.9 – 7.7 mmol/l)
Low lower than 70 mg/dL (lower than 3.9 mmol/l) lower than 70 mg/dL (lower than 3.9 mmol/l)
High Over 140 mg/dL (over 7.7 mmol/l) Over 180 mg/dL (over 10 mmol/l)

Can diabetes be cured?

At this time there is no known official case of cured diabetes.

The fact is that with Diabetes type 1 body’s cells that produce insulin are destroyed. These cells cannot be regrown or replaced. You need to use insulin injections to control your blood sugar levels.

With type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly (also known as insulin resistance). Over the time a patient’s condition worsens as body cannot make enough insulin to keep blood glucose at normal levels.

With exercise and proper diet you can control your diabetes and live a normal life. Read more about diabetic diet.

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How to lower blood sugar level?

A patient with diabetes is at a 5 times greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than patients without diabetes. One third of all cardiovascular diseases also affect people with diabetes. Three quarters of diabetics die from cardiovascular disease. Women with diabetes have a 4 times greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease. People suffering from diabetes usually have high cholesterol levels as well.

Disturbances in the metabolism of blood sugar levels are mainly the consequences of heredity (diabetes in the family), age (over 40), poor diet, excessive body weight (obesity) and physical inactivity. Disturbances in the metabolism of blood sugar were present in 20% of adult Europeans during 2002-2005 a study showed.

RECOMMENDATIONS to decrease elevated blood sugar:
Blood sugar level is determined in the fasting state. In a healthy person, a normal blood glucose level is 110 mg/dl (6.1 mmol/l). By measuring values of blood sugar, we can say that there are 3 options:

  • normal blood sugar level (the blood glucose level is normal on an empty stomach),
  • disruption of glycemia (blood glucose in the blood on an empty stomach is increased to a maximum value between 110 and 124 mg/dl (6.1 and 6.9 mmol/l),
  • diabetes (elevated blood sugar levels to 7.0 mmol/l or more).

People with high blood sugar levels can lower their blood sugar levels by maintaining normal body weight, eating healthy and by physical activity. This way you might prevent or delay disease and enhance your health and physical performance.

What can you do to lower the chance of developing diabetes:

  • lose weight – be fit,
  • sleep more, be rested. Read this article on what to do if you cannot sleep.
  • have a healthy diet (read how should a diabetic diet look like) with as many vegetables and fruits, a lot of fiber, consume less calories, less fat, less alcoholic beverages and no simple sugars,
  • workout at least 30 minutes per day.

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  1. satish.v July 18, 2013 at 1:15 am - Reply

    sir sugar level some time low some time high..

  2. John B Harrison July 22, 2013 at 1:35 am - Reply

    Very informative – thank you so much
    I have type 1 diabetes and I find this information and
    chart very helpful.

    John B Harrison

  3. shamprasad.M.R. July 25, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

    my blood sugar level is after fasting 126 , and after food is 166 whether I am Diabetics pls.explain

    • brian geddes January 5, 2014 at 8:21 am - Reply

      blood test 120 mg dl is this ok

      • Tiffani September 9, 2014 at 6:09 am - Reply

        Yes, that number is quite good. Is that before or after eating? Usually you want numbers between 70 to 120. I have type 1 diabetes. I have had it since the age of 24.

  4. rakesh July 29, 2013 at 1:42 am - Reply

    IS there any difference in adult and children’s sugar level ???

    • Healthiack July 30, 2013 at 7:43 am - Reply

      Expected values differs a bit as children’s blood sugar levels are often slightly lower than adults.

  5. Ken Weel August 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Is there a problem brewing if glucose levels are below 60 more than 4 times a month? What should the range be during the day, 100 to 160? How long does the blood sugar have to be below say 140 each day? I have type II diabetes.

  6. aslan August 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    my sugar level some time low some time high is going from fasting 5.5-6.8 and after eating 1h is 8.5 and after 3 h is going back 5.8 thanks

  7. alka August 17, 2013 at 3:01 am - Reply

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  9. Peter Ogbole August 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm - Reply

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  10. linda thigpen September 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    i am new at this diabetes and i don’t undestand diabetes.early in the morning my blood sugar sometime in the 90’s may be 100 some mornings.and during the day 122 never 200. need a site i can go to help undestand diabetes and a chart to go by.

    • Healthiack September 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Consult your doctor for more information.
      Diabetes is characterized as chronically elevated blood glucose (blood sugar) which your body needs for energy. This occurs whether because the pancreas is not providing sufficient amount of insulin (diabetes type I) or target tissues are not responding to insulin (type II diabetes). Diabetes is more likely to develop in families with known diabetes history.

      Blood sugar level chart:
      less than 6.1 (140) on an empty stomach means normal value, between 6.1 (140) and 6.9 (169) on an empty stomach indicates a limit value, more than 7.0 (172) on an empty stomach could mean possible diabetes and more than 11.0 (260) anytime usually indicates diabetes.

  11. premsingh September 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    my fasting sugar level is 122 is it ok or not

    • Healthiack September 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Your value might indicate pre-diabetes. For more reliable result please repeat measuring in fasting state. Consult your personal doctor when in doubt!

    • danger December 31, 2013 at 12:39 am - Reply

      prediabetes!!! You should be under 80 -100
      in fasting.

  12. Prem September 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I am recently diagnosed with Diabetes with Fasting Glucose test of 7.9 before suggary drink and 16.3 at 2 hours after. But, since then I started working out at the gym and changed to a low carb diet. Now it reads 6.2 before meals and 6.8 at 2 hours after meals. Should i take the precribed medication. I haven’t taken yet.

    • Healthiack September 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Although your readings appear to be much better, you should still follow your doctor’s suggestion. We cannot give you medical advice, only your doctor can. Consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      • jun October 9, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

        I have 140 to 165 .does it indicate i have diabetes

  13. vivien September 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I was diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes in May and the result was 94 ,I have since had another Test and have been told that it has come down to 47,I have been following a strict Diet of no Sugar and trying to not have Carbohydrates although have had Brown Pasta and Seeded Wholemeal Bread,I eat meat,chicken and Fish ,Salads,Green Vegetables non acidic Fruits,I drink water Soya Milk and try to have regular medium meals and I have lost weight and I am now within the weight for my height and I exercise everyday and try not to sit about for long but I do not see the levels shown here in the form I have been given and the Nurse did not mention having to take Medication which I was trying so hard to avoid so are my readings ok?

  14. bipul kumar September 22, 2013 at 10:33 am - Reply

    sir my age is 28 and i examined the blood sugar level .my fasting level is 80 and after meal(postmeal) 150. may it indicates dibetics case.

    • Phil October 29, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

      fasting level is normal…… and you don’t say how long post meal or what you ate. Although it is said that most people doing rise much above 140 after meals, so yours is hardly way out of whack. Also, it is better to have an A1C test… because it tests your blood sugar over a longer course…. spot checking doesn’t give you anything but a snapshot in time. Obviously if you are a diabetic, yeah, test yourself especially when you are trying to find out if there’s foods you should avoid…..

  15. Louanne September 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    my grandsons fasting bloodsugar was 3.8 , is this a concern and should we check with Dr.
    Both his maternal grandmothers have type 1 diabetes

  16. Jody September 26, 2013 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    My 2 1/2 year old who is potty trained recently started having random accidents. I noticed an increase in his daily times he urinates. His school noticed today also that he voided 6 times at school today and had two accidents. This prompted me to check his sugar once we got home and his random sugar today was 180. Not sure if I am worried over nothing but I am gonna get his urine checked in the morning. His dad is a type 2 diabetic. Also thought about a UTI.

  17. Jody September 26, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Oops I meant his Dad is a Type 1 Diabetic in my previous post . Not Type 2.

  18. Kiara October 4, 2013 at 3:38 am - Reply

    I have hypoglycemic symptoms that’s why my doctor gave me a glucometer to check my blood sugar regularly. I have a question : In the morning on a empty stomach my blood sugar was at 4.7mmol on the glucometer. two hours after a tuna sandwich I went at 6.5mmol and later in the day after a meal I was at 6.4 mmol. I noticed that if I eat a good quality meal with veggies, lean meat and whole wheat pastas my mmol are around 6.4-6.5 and if I eat something cheap like from a fastfood or something like a sandwich without proper ingredients my blood sugar stays around 4.9mmol. Is this normal?

    I need to eat regularly and healty which I started doing. Are my readings alright?

  19. tunde folorunso October 17, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    this article is spot on. thanks a lot

  20. Wendy October 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    My daughter has been having all the symptoms of low blood sugar. So I borrowed my mother in laws meter to check when she has an episode. Fasting it is 95. Is that normal for a 10 year old girl first thing in the morning?

  21. gopi October 20, 2013 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Hi Dear,

    I have checked my sugar with empty stomach FBS-135, is it helthy or else diabates.
    pLease let me know .

  22. garry birdsell October 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    very helpful, but there is no answers to the questions

  23. Karl Wallace October 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    This portion of information on blood glucose is very helpful and positive. Keep up the good work on health tips. God bless you.

  24. J. Fedorko October 31, 2013 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    80 years old and blood sugar before breakfast runs between 140 and 160. Is that within a normal range.

    • Don Haddon December 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      You are way above the normal range.What is your weight and what do you think is a good weight if you could be? What kind of foods do you normally eat? Fat in the cells is the main contributer to type 2 diabetes.Your doctor should put you on Metforman,the best most widely used diabetic med in the world.Undoubtly need to lose weight, change your eating habits more walking etc. what ever it takes to get diabetes under control. Please do something about it. Don

  25. E.Vincent November 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Hallow,my sugar level 4hours after eating was 3.9 and in the morning before eating was 4.5 ,is there with problem with me?kindly advice

  26. Liz November 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Your figures are not consistent – sometimes you say that up to 5.5 is a ‘normal’ fasting glucose (true) and then about 2 sentences later you say that it is anything up to 6.1 (no – that’s impaired fasting glycaemia) but you state at least 3 different numbers for ‘normal’ fasting. Also I think your figures for children are wildly off.

  27. harika November 28, 2013 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Hi ,My mother went for random blood glucose level test…. Result says its 234mg/dL …. May I knw,wat is her present condition???? Is it controllable???My mom’s age is 50yrs…. Plz do rply asap :(

  28. 1700 blood sugar December 4, 2013 at 1:37 am - Reply

    I went to doctor, had tetanus shot, 9 days later ended up in emergency room, spent 2 days in ICU with blood sugar level of 1700. Now diagnosed with type 2. No one in family has diabetes. Could vaccines do this?

  29. christine December 7, 2013 at 5:13 am - Reply

    i like this page it is hard to find a page like this that tells every thing about to were u understand

  30. sreejith December 17, 2013 at 10:41 am - Reply

    how can i convert mmol to mg. unit

  31. sania December 17, 2013 at 11:45 am - Reply

    it would be highly appreciated if you could give me a chart including glucose amount of various food and vegetables.my fasting blood sugar test is 109 and I really afraid of that .

  32. Peggy December 20, 2013 at 12:09 am - Reply

    I have been a constant dull headache on my forehead for the past 3 weeks with intermittent nausea. My doctor ordered a CBC and thyroid test. Everything came back WNL except my glucose was 64. This was a random glucose. I had eaten breakfast 3 hrs before the test. My doctor is not concerned with my result. Could the low blood sugar be causing my symptoms? I am otherwise a healthy 34 feamle.

  33. Audrey December 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    My mom has type 2 diabetes, and has a lot of trouble regulating her levels, she is 79
    I thought as I was testing hers I’d do mine. I just eaten about 10 mins and my results were 9.0 is that high I suffer with high blood pressure and I’m 53.

  34. Ahmedseman December 26, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    What is normal blood sugar level

  35. Morris Raji December 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    authorities confirmed these information?

    • Healthiack December 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      Values are accurate. For conversion between mmol/l and mg/dl use our blood sugar converter.

  36. Janet January 6, 2014 at 6:13 am - Reply

    As a nurse and parent of a type 1 diabetic child, your numbers are way off. Nothing under a 4.0 is normal. Anything under 4.0 requires fast acting sugar. Low blood sugar can cause serious damage. Please be more responsible with your “facts”.
    If anyone is in doubt, please seek treatment. Especially if there is increased thirst, urination and weight loss. Vomiting and lethargy are a huge indication to seek ambulatory treatment if combined with the other symptoms.

  37. Jack January 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    hi, i was diagnosed with type 2 diabeties, and have not been taking my medication regularly. I did my HBA1C about 3 weeks back, and the result was 14mmol/l. Well, now i have been constantly on medication and its currently in the range of 5-8mmol/l. This is for before food (took the reading for before breakfast and dinner, but not lunch). Yes i tracked them.

    But my question is, after been on “sugar” for quite some time, and now in the process of lowering the blood sugar level, i hav efound myself to be giddy, like really bad headaches but not migraines. Sometimes as though i feel that what i am seeing is actually a dream, that its not real.

    And when that happens, i check my blood pressure is normal, and my glucose reading will be between 5 to 5.5 mmol/l.

    Is this normal or should be expected by me during this phase of “recovery”? Is there anyone that could advise me please?
    Really appreciate it.

    Btw, i dont feel thirsty or inceased urination. Although my eyesight is not sharp as it used to be.

  38. M. R. Nejad( Amir) February 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Dears Site Organizer,
    The content of the site you provided with the considerable information is so well arranged to benefit the users , specially those who are seeking the knowledge to check themselves with the diabetics particulars to be helped accordingly.

    I suggest to develop your site to be linked with the new diabetic’s Instruments as I hope the testing Unites will be produced which does not need to prick fingers for the Blood testing .

    Over all I really enjoyed to go through the site and the data furnished . Thank You.

  39. DonnaMaggie February 14, 2014 at 3:34 am - Reply

    So – one doctor tells me I am prediabetic with fasting level 5.8 and another says no way! yet….I know I am sugar sensitive….what do I do???

    • Marco February 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      In my opinion it is always best to get more opinions. Go see another doctor. 5.8 value may indicate prediabetes.

  40. Barb February 15, 2014 at 8:07 am - Reply

    best site I have seen

  41. gopal February 28, 2014 at 3:47 am - Reply

    When I got first diagnosed, my BG was 828. I was normal but because I lost lots of weight and felt too thirsty and urinate frequently, I went to see a doctor. Then he put me in medication. I am too glad that I did not end up in coma.

  42. tandra bhat March 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Fasting sugar 91 and after eating meal it is 83.age 45 male

  43. Ram March 14, 2014 at 6:29 am - Reply

    A random test of blood sugar at 1 pm showed 230. Had breakfast at 10 am. Age 28 Male.

  44. Hichamhamada March 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    I am 48y I test my blood levels at morning some times it is 89 some normaly 95 99 some times it is 103 after meals 1 h it 134 155 165 but after 2 h it is 100 107 some times it is 118 not lot do I consider my self normal or predicated I ckecked my levels for 3 months accumulating it was 5.2 and now after some diet and exercise it is 4.3

  45. Jeff April 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    The following two lines from your table do not make sense. Postprandial blood glucose levels should be higher not lower than random blood sugar levels.

    about 70-125 mg/dl (3.9-6.9 mmol/l) Normal random blood sugar
    about 70-111 mg/dl (3.9-6.2 mmol/l) Normal postprandial blood sugar

    Are they switched? Or does one have an error?

    • Healthiack April 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you for pointing that out. There was a slight typo in the chart.
      Normal postprandial blood sugar level is between 70 and 199 mg/dl or 3.9 to 10.9 mmol/l where 199 mg/dl (10.9 mmol/l) is a borderline value and may already indicate diabetes.

  46. Julie April 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info, but now I’m confused. I went to a healthy heart clinic and now my doctor wants me to have another test. I have an appointment for a HBA1C test, my doctor said it’s just routine (I am not diabetic). I assume they think I could be diabetic (my mother is type 2). I did a fasting test which came out at 6.1, but then I did another test after 2 hours from eating (apple pie & ice cream), this came out at 12.9. What does this mean? Looking at what I’m reading on websites, it means I’m diabetic, but then I’m not? Please can anyone explain.

    • Healthiack April 24, 2014 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Your values may indicate pre-diabetes. Given the fact that your mother has type 2 diabetes you are under greater risk to develop diabetes type 2 as well (although this relation has never been confirmed by scientists). But we cannot diagnose you, only your personal doctor can do that.
      What you can do is to change your diet and delay the possible development of this disease by following some simple diet rules. Read more here: http://healthiack.com/diets/diet-for-people-with-diabetes

      • Julie April 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

        Thanks for that. I know it recommends that you eat fruit, but my mother’s blood sugar only got under control after she stopped eating fruit?

        • Healthiack April 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm -

          A person with diabetes can enjoy all fruits – be it pineapple or cherries, apples or figs …even citrus fruits and grapes. The only limitation is the amount of fruits eaten. This amount is different for every person. Your mother’s case is somehow odd as fruit is recommended food for diabetics.

  47. Sue April 29, 2014 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Hi there
    my sugar level in the early morning is 6.1 to 6.8 just in the early morning . During the day and after lunch in 2 hours never above 6 .What does that mean .
    Any thing to worry about
    Is it high # if so
    What can i do to avoid the high # in the morning.

  48. Arelle87 May 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    My 6 year old son was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. He is 4 ft tall and weighs 48lbs so as you can tell he is not over weight in fact his height and weight are perfectly proportionate to each other. Any way the doctor just called me and told me that his blood glucose levels are high but his insulin levels are normal. The only information she gave me was to change his diet and get the levels checked again in three months. Is that a normal response or is there something else I need to be doing. I have no ideal what the numbers said and I’m just really confused.

  49. joey June 2, 2014 at 5:32 am - Reply

    We randomly test my 4 year old daughters glucose and it has never been under 7 mmol/L. Yesterday morning it was 7.8 so we didn’t give her anything else to eat but some cinamon water to drink, and this morning on an empty stomach the reading was 7.1 mmol/ L We gave her some plain oatmeal after the test. Is there reason for concern. My family has a strong history of diabetes and I had gestational diabetes with her brother and sister, but not when I was pregnant with her.

  50. Steve June 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Well I’m a tattoo artist and also overweight I’m 5’6 and weigh 250 lbs been heavy my whole life and have been noticing I’ve been more thirsty and also urinating more often . I don’t have medical coverage so I decided to go but a glucose meter and check levels today I haven’t ate in 8 hrs and took test this morning and it said 232mg so now I’m a lil worried and hopeing if I can start eating better and exercise more I can bring it down some being a tattoo artist I’m sitting down all the time all day drawing designs and tattooing for sometimes 8 hrs or more any advice to helpaybe with diet and or exercises would be helpful thanks for any reply …

  51. Ali July 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    my mean blood sugar value for fasting is 134.5 and that of random is 156.5
    however my HbA1c is 6.4
    kindly guide me whether i am pre-diabetic or diabetic ?

  52. more amruta July 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    if my fathers (age 57)all check up values are normal only sugar value before lunch is153 and after lunch is 307.is it possible?or report is wrong.should i do check up once again.

  53. TIM July 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    SORY ABOUT SPELING I NEVE COOD.i was told by doctors 9 muths ago I had tipy 2 and givin metermothin 500mg 4 times a day ime falling asleep in the afternoon as ime finding it hard to keep awake can eney one help.

  54. Shivangi August 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I got a fasting blood glucose test done for my 10 year old son. The result was 106mg/dl. As per your website, it states that fasting levels till 180 for his age group are fine whereas other websites like Wikipedia and Mayo clinic state that 100-125 is pre-diabetic. Would you please explain why is there so much of a difference and which one should I actually believe in? I am really worried. Please help.

  55. Sparkling August 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I need an solution for decreasing sugar level from 190mg/dl
    to safe zone…please help me ….
    age of patient is 50years..
    thank you alot..

  56. simanchala August 6, 2014 at 7:33 am - Reply

    My blood sugar level is 100mg/dl. What are the preventive measures taken at this level ?

  57. ajmalbeig August 21, 2014 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Very informative article

  58. Nigel Smith August 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Excellent site
    Being new to this, and someone who does not do things by halves, I have been tracking my glucose levels some 4 or 5 times a day. It appears that c1 hour after waking my results are the highest, 7.5-9 mol/l. Rest of day always below 7 with an average for the day of 6.5-7mmol/l. I eat healthily and am not overweight , go to gym etc
    How can I bring down my morning reading as this will reduce the average to closer to 6.25/6.5?
    Are my results a problem?

    • Nigel Smith August 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      All figures in above should be mmol/l

  59. Karon September 5, 2014 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Nigel Smith, look at what you are eating in the morning and try something with a bit more fibre. This should take a bit longer for the sugar to get into your blood. Sometimes with exercise, glucagon is produced by your liver if your blood sugar is too low and this will increase the test result. Only you know what you have eaten so diet is important. Speak to your doctor for diet advice.

    • Nigel Smith September 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you. In the morning I tend to just have porridge oats with skimmed milk. My higher readings tend to be pre breakfast although the levels are coming down. Regrettably I have found that diabetes nurses have just told me that diabetes is a function of previous smoking ( I never have) and I am over weight ( I’m not) so I am lacking confidence in their ability to view me as an individual and advise accordingly.
      Thank you for your guidance. Gratefully received

  60. Sarah September 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    In the morning 6.2 is that bad ?
    What can i do to lower this #

  61. pinky September 17, 2014 at 5:11 am - Reply

    sir now a days my blood suger level is high after meal my suger in night 183 and after drink tea is 153 and i do not eat sweet and drink then my suger level is high my age is just 24 my 6 month beby and my family heredity blood suger

  62. Zakaria Umar Sumaila October 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Just around the borderline on both BP and Blood Sugar. Learning how to use natural means (diet and exercise) to keep both within normal ranges.

  63. gokul bhatt October 16, 2014 at 6:23 am - Reply

    sir i check my blood sugar level in the morning after 2hr of taking meal. it showing 103 mg/dl. what it show. i am 23yr old. & my father has diabetes problem. he give me blood in my child hood when i admitted in hospital that time i was 2 yrs old. is their possibility that i also have diabetes problem.
    please help me, guided me.

    in the hope of favorable response

    thank you.

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