A person needs to keep blood sugar levels within a safe range to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. In this article, in line with a research by MedicalNewsToday, I will be talking about what the normal range of blood sugar should be.
What Should Be A Normal Blood Sugar Level?
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health a normal fasting blood sugar level is consider to be below 99 milligrams per deciliter(mg/dL). But in people with diabetes, these levels will change. According to the The American Diabetes Association, they recommends target levels of 80 to 130 mg/dL before eating if a person has diabetes. Within 2 hours of eating a meal, blood glucose levels should be less than 180 mg/dL. Therefore, in people with diabetes, instead of targeting a specific level, they should just aim to manage their blood sugar level and keep it within a healthy range.
When is blood sugar consider high?
The consistent increase in blood sugar levels above the normal range is called hyperglycemia, and the symptoms include;
5. A dry mouth
6. Blurred vision
7. Increased thirst
9. Frequent urination
When is blood sugar consider low?
Blood sugar is consider low when the blood sugar concentrations fall below normal range, this is also known as Hypoglycemia. People with diabetes have a higher risk of both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
The symptoms of hypoglycemia include;
3. Pale face
5. Tingling lips
6. Palpitations or increased heart rate
7. Trembling in the hands and other parts of the body
Any person who experiences symptoms of low or high blood sugar should try to see a doctor, whether or not they have a diagnosis of diabetes.