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Blood glucose levels

Blood glucose levels

Blood glucose levels is measured on the amount of glucose (blood sugar) you have in your blood at a certain time.

Blood glucose levels is a measured on the amount of glucose (blood sugar) you have in your blood at a certain time. The amount is specified as a concentration, measured in millimol per liter (mmol/l). Normally the levels vary between 4 and 8 mmol/l within a day, the highest being right after a meal and the lowest when you get up in the morning. If you are suffering from diabetes or pre-diabetes, the blood glucose levels can often become higher or lower than the normal range.

The objective of all diabetes treatments is to have as near to normal blood glucose levels as possible without side effects. A person without diabetes normally has a blood glucose level of 4.0-5.9 mmol/l before meals, and less than 7.8 mmol/l 90 minutes after meals. The table below can be seen as a general guideline, however individual targets set by your doctor is what you should be aiming for.