what is normal blood sugar range?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are various methods to determine blood glucose level. Some tests give you accurate diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes, while others will tell you how well you are managing your diabetes.
Fasting Blood Sugar Test:
Measures the blood sugar level after 8 hours fast or overnight. Normal fasting blood glucose level is less than 100mg/dl. If your fasting blood glucose level is from 100mg/dl to 125mg/dl then you will have impaired blood glucose level also known as Pre-Diabetes. If your blood glucose level is above 125mg/dl then your doctor will diagnose as a patient of diabetes. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may repeat the fasting blood glucose test on any other day. If you have blood glucose level of 126mg/dl or higher in two consecutive tests, then you may have diabetes. If you have blood glucose level greater than 200mg/dl and you have symptoms of diabetes like increased thirst or hunger, frequent urination, weight loss, blurred vision etc, then you may be diagnosed with diabetes mellitus without confirming it with second test.
Random Blood Glucose Test:
Random blood Glucose test gives your blood sugar at any time in a day. Normal random blood sugar level should be less than 200mg/dl. If your random blood glucose level is between 140mg/dl to 200mg/dl then you will have pre-diabetes.
Oral glucose tolerance test
This test measures your response to sugar. First we measure fasting blood glucose level, and then glucose solution is given, after that we measure blood glucose after 1 hour and 2hours. A normal blood glucose level after an oral glucose tolerance test is less than 140 mg/dL. Level between 140 mg/dL to 199 mg/dL suggests pre-diabetes. A blood glucose level of 200 mg/dL or higher two hours after you drink the glucose solution may suggest that you have diabetes mellitus.
Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test
This test is not for diagnosing diabetes, but it shows you how well you have controlled your sugar in last 2 or 3 months. Normal value is less than 7%, however if it is more than 7 then you and your doctor should think of changing your treatment of diabetes.
Always Remember, your blood glucose measurement alone is not enough to differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Your doctor may do some other tests to find out which type of diabetes you have.
Good luck my friend
- Anonymous1 decade ago
A normal fasting blood sugar result is lower than 100 milligrams of glucose per deciliter of blood (mg/dL).
normal random blood sugar level hasn't been clearly defined. However, even if you've recently eaten and your blood sugar level is at its peak, your random blood sugar level shouldn't be higher than 200 mg/dL.
A normal blood sugar level after an oral glucose tolerance test is lower than 140 mg/dL.
The normal range for An A1C test, also known as a glycated hemoglobin test for people without diabetes is 4 percent to 6 percent. An A1C level lower than 7 percent is a common target for people with diabetes.
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- micksmixxxLv 71 decade ago
Well done, Sassy6gal. The only one that's given the correct answer.
The normal blood sugar range for a non-diabetic would be between 70 and 125 mg/dL. Having said that, near either extreme gives cause for concern.
Close to 70 mg/dL, or lower, and your doctor would be looking at hypoglycemia.
Close to 126 mg/dL (anywhere between 111-125 mg/dL) and your doctor may consider you pre-diabetic, and s/he will offer guidance on what you should do to alleviate the problem.
- Sassy6galLv 51 decade ago
Blood sugar levels should be between 70 and 125 in order to be considered normal.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
If you have Type 2 diabetes, from 110 to 180 would be normal range.
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