The Normal Blood Sugar Range
Certain human tendencies always prevail and they are continued in every generation and at every place. One of such tendency is not to read and listen to those things which we think won’t affect us in any way, same is the case with diabetes. Until and unless a news break by the doctor that we have diabetes or someone in the family is suffering from diabetes, people do not tend to get aware about it. The only knowledge people have about diabetes is that when you are one of those diabetic patient, you are not suppose to look at the sweets too, even looks can kill in your case. But trust me this is partially true and there are facts which are much important than this and people do not know about it.
Diabetes follows a certain pattern in few cases in terms of appearance and in others it just happens somehow. People who have a family history of diabetes, have high blood pressures, high cholesterol levels, are obese or have delivered a baby weighing more than 9 pounds are much susceptible to get diabetic. These people are recommended to check their blood glucose level after age 25 or even before and should check it every three month. The question which arises is if a person is checking his blood glucose regularly at home, isn’t it important to know that what is the normal blood sugar range? Yes, offcourse it is.
Generally, the blood glucose level test is done once in fasting i.e. after a minimum of 8 hr fasting. This test is generally done in the morning hours and the second test is done after meal, approx 2 hrs after meal, this is known as postprandial blood sugar range. Both the test has different normal blood sugar range. The normal blood sugar range for the fasting test ranges from 70-100 mg/dl. The people showing readings more than 100-110 mg/dl are considered as low or weakened glucose fasting. This test does not diagnose diabetes as such but it speaks about the potential threat of developing diabetes.
The normal blood sugar range for the postprandial test ranges from 140-200mg/dl. This is generally considered as the confirmatory test for the presence of diabetes in any person. Discussions are on to make the normal blood sugar range to 180mg/dl as this will indicate a clearer picture of mild diabetes and the person can take the necessary precautions to stop it from elevating.
The normal blood sugar range varies in the case of pregnant females. The type of diabetes detected in such a case is known as the gestational diabetes. The normal blood sugar range for the pregnant ladies are fasting blood glucose level above 105 mg/dl, 1 hour postprandial blood sugar above 190 mg/dl. 2 hour post postprandial blood sugar level above 165 mg/dl and the 3 hour postprandial blood sugar level above 145 mg/dl. The knowledge of the normal sugar level is a must for all today.