Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetes is a very prevalent disorder in the United States; over 29 million people have it in the United States alone. Understanding what causes different types of diabetes, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated is vital information for someone who is facing blood sugar issues. If you are being tested for diabetes, it is good practice to learn what a normal fasting blood sugar level beforehand.

The best way to get an accurate blood sugar reading is to check it in the morning before you’ve eaten or taken any medicine. This fasting level offers the best snapshot at how well (or not) your body is performing its appointed task. What number should be a cause for alarm that your blood sugar level might be too high? According to WebMD, a normal reading for most people falls between 80-110. Up to 160 could be a warning sign that you’re at risk for prediabetes.

To check your blood sugar now use the box on the right and enter the values of your last blood sugar measurement.

71 thoughts on “Blood Sugar Levels”

  1. Am 64 not fat. of average height and weigh 70kg. My blood sugar most times falls between 9.6 – 5.9. I use to jog to keep fit. With my small stature do I still need to jug to keep my diabetes in check and what do I do to control my blood level low?

    1. Growing evidence between diabetes and cardiac issues make continuing an exercise program a must.
      Dealing with low blood sugar can be dealt with by either using bodybuilding energy cubes or by caring a small flask of orange juice for emergencies.

      1. All the advice is for young people. I’m 76 and am just experiencing high blood sugar levels. My diet is good, DASH, so I was surprised. I’m now taking 1000mg twice a day, 12 hours apart. I don’t eat meals per se. Only a little stomach ache which goes away. so, it seems the only thing is to eat high protein, high fat, which I have decided not to do since I don’t like it.

  2. Jocelyne Pierre-Borruso

    For the first time, my blood sugar levels I thiwas 504 , this morning I took it , it was 316. I think I’m a miracle God loves me. Lollllll

  3. dharampal batra

    Hello doctor I m 64 my blood sugar is 450 after taking food .dr recommended me 70 point insulin daily .wat other things I cn do at home which immediately help me to get rid of did high diabetes.I do walk daily

    1. Hello dr. I m 47 years old my blood suger level 257 fasting and 350 after taking meal it is controlled by medicine or insulline

  4. Amiyo Kumar paul

    My fasting and PP sugar level are 113 and 114 respectively. Is the level is high ? What should my fooding habit to keep level optimm?

    1. My fasting blood sugar falls between 100 to 105,PP blood sugar is 143,HbA1c is 6.6. Am I a diabetic?

    1. I m 44 fasting is 224. Using pioz mf 15 before dinner and glitop sr10 before breakfast.
      Please suggest me what my remedies. ..

  5. Brenda Hammonds

    My age 66 I was diagnosed as being pre diabetic 138 four months ago, I immediately change my eating habit, first I watch my carbs and my sugar intake, I walk five days a week, 3 miles a day, I burn today 478 calories, I eat plenty fiber and lots of leafy green veggies, people walking is the key, I just check my sugar after fasting and walking, my blood sugar ???? 86, people if u want to live exercise is the way to longevity, I’m living proof, if you only walk twenty minutes that will lower your blood level, Google the benefits of Termeric, that’s better than the med your doctor prescribe. You got to change your eating habits people.

  6. Kimberly Cooksey

    My blood sugar before breakfast was 103 after breakfast 2 hrs later it’s 149. Is that okay or is the 149 too high? I’m managing type 2 Diabetes with lifestyle changes of food and exercise. So I’m wondering how in doing.

  7. My random blood sugar is 150mg/dl. I am a insulin dependant diabetic type 2 patient. How can insulin doses be calculated?

  8. Matt Alcantar

    Hello I’m 45 years old 230 lbs I take 75 units in morning and at note to also have high blood pressure which is in control

  9. I score a 6.7 on a A1C test. They are giving me until July to correct. I bought a blood glucose checker. My uncle advice me to give up white bread, milk, cheese, salad dressing, catch up, already prepared and processed foods. I have been eating chicken, turkey, eggs, nuts, seeds, brown rice, whole wheat pita bread, English muffins, veggies and fruits. My blood glucose was on average 140-120 but as high as 195 once and low as 112 a couple times. Now I am as high as 93 and usually in the 70 but once as low as 63. My uncle said it should always be lower than 130 but higher than 110. I feel ok as long as it above 73. I feel hungry under 73. I feel ok at under 120. I was noticing I wanted a nap above 120. I need someone to share healthy ways to raise it. If I touch sugar it will make me crave it. I have no will power. What is a healthy range? They want me to be on medication if I don’t pass the next A1C with less than 6.5. I got a 6.7 so she wants to give me a chance to control with diet and exercise and retest me in July. I just feel all the info is contradicts other info. I feel clueless and confused. Can anyone help me?

    1. I gave up all those things you were talking about and took away gluten which is in wheat rye and barley. I noticed a huge difference with the gluten being gone.

    1. Mateo Dollentas jr

      what should I do I check my blood sugar this morning is 312 for the first time since I was sick at the age of 63 im now at the age of 68 thanks

    1. No that is not normal you might have diabetics talk to your doctor and see what he or she says to you

  10. My blood sugar is 267 mg/DL after taking breakfasts ..what can I do for normal range .right now my age is 30

  11. Anna Maria Lopez

    My weight is 189, 5’4 inches, I don’t know what is high or low blood sugar. My blood sugar read 113.

  12. Was diagnosed with type 2 about 10 years ago. Until last week I rarely paid attention, not taking meds, eating whatever…etc. Last week, a1c was 10.8. Decided to look into a fix. Found a diet. 3 days ago, fasting sugar was 331. After following this diet, my blood sugar an hour ago was an incredible….89. Readings over the last 3 days documented. Might be on something, or onto something.

  13. After I eat a meal my blood sugar is 155-165 is this normal? When I fast my blood sugar range is 80-103 and am I becoming a diabetic?

  14. Philip thomas

    Fasting count 190. Am I a second degree diabetes. What best medicine can I take to reduce the sugar level. Is Glinil M tablet once a day after the supper is ok

  15. My blood sugar was 289last night I went to the hospital. They sent me home.after treatment. This morning it was 289 .by 12 o’clock today it was 318 even though i.m takin g metforman and glipizide what should I do?????

  16. Kimberly Anne Braden

    My blood sugar at end of day, before dinner was 113. I was driving home and 20 minutes after eating a plum I felt like I was going to pass out and my head was splitting. I had to pull over and call my two teens to come drive me home. Is 113 @ 6pm when u ate light lunch at noon (blackeyed pea and ketchup and a few chips).low or high or normal?

  17. Johanna Crupi

    Just got out. Of hospital. Low sugar 33. Was there 5 days to stabilise blood sugar. Now this morning. It was 115 fasting
    On no. Insulin meds
    Just on blood tinners heat meds anibioics. For infection.

  18. Joanne E Martin

    I’m a 40 yr old female and my doctor said my level was 42 and I need to cut out sugar completely which is going to be hard but I’m now quite worried

  19. Bertha M Battle

    I am a 70 yesr old female my gadying blood sugar. was 117 at my last test, what can I do to lower it

  20. Hi I found out November 16 2017 that I’m a diabetic been keeping control of it after 2 months cheated a little but list over 40 lbs my blood sugar tonight is 426 I’m drinking alot of water hoping I’ll be ok I’m 48 years old

  21. Grisel Garcia

    I’m prediabetic , my fasting blood sugar was 108 this morning, usually it is 90 or below. I have been eating a lot of carbs the past 2 days. Is my blood sugar ok?


    Fasting plasma glucose: 255
    2hrs post lunch plasma glucose: 347
    Is it good/bad ?
    What is the kind remidees should I follow..

  23. I’m 58 with multiple health issues plus i’m obese. I manage to keep my levels between 100-150. I should eat better, and exercise more but being on oxygen 24/7 makes it tough to move around. I can barely make the bed.

  24. Nice idea… could be of Considerable benefit….

    HOWEVER, as of 11/09/2019, today your site is NOT working properly.

    I am a software developer, with nearly 50 years experience with: web, retail, corporate, defense applications and environments. (to help you understand my knowledgebase and experience.)

    I wish to have a reading “analyzed”. I cannot find anywhere on the homepage or the page off the menu, where user is to enter a reading for analysis. At a few places on each of the aforementioned pages there is a note/introduction to “press the button to the right to enter your reading” or something very close to those instructions. Accompanied by an “arrow” pointing to the right. (The page is not visible while entering a comment. My memory may be a bit off.)
    Nevertheless, the arrow is not a link, there is NO way to move to the right to reveal said button or whatever. Thus something is seriously amiss! That scenario is repeated on both pages.

    2 points, assessments:
    1- your application is NOT certified “Mobile Compliant” That certification is critical in that by meeting its design standards among other things application design and implementation complies with functional standards which eliminate malfunctioning/functionally limited applications on mobile platforms — cell phones most notably due to their extreme limitations on screen sizes etc. Your application in this case specifically directs users to elements- your link and input field- outside the viewing or scrolling limits. The control object is outside of the users dispute area! Therefore, inaccessible to users. In this case the most important and significant aspect of your site is unavailable to users!
    For the benefit of your developers and SQA folks here are critical details:
    My platform: iPhone 8; latest iOS, as of 11/09/2019.
    Browser: Cake & verified identical response on Firefox. Both latest available version from Apple App Store.

    While certain aspects of any design are flexible, relatively so long as one adheres to platform/environmental limitation and requirements there is also aen extremely critical consideration which must be a co-driver of all designs/implementions. User interface usability considerations. Your team really messed up there with! If one wants to analyze a glucose reading the input field is the primary focus… it should be prominently located —Top Center of page, preceded by minimal instructions above, below your active control – a button. Along with any optional measurement units. Below that one could use an overlay design which brings in the resulting analysis I once completed… or one could jump to an appropriate separate results page/section with back buttons should users wish to get analysis of other glucose values. Two of my areas of expertise, for which I consulted to many many current web app designs and global companies are, User Interface Design, and Usability. Just a bit of “free” design consultation.

    #2 – Test your product! Conduct your SQA, software Quality Assurance efforts such that there are non-professional novices included at each phase! Never release a proxy which hasn’t been tested by those who ARE members of your intended audience! I’ve had multiple Award Winning World Class Applications (hardware too!) each underwent extensive reviews —Starting in the concept and design stage, long before a line of coding was created! Your application, while Extremely valuable apparently was not created in or subjected to such standards. It is therefore why and how I found its limitations—BUGS— today. Sadly, I, and others, at this point cannot access/avail myself of its potential benefits. I’m an engineer — design, useability, and SQA engineer I recognize the inherent limitations and pitfalls of products, designs and changes in environment. I recognize it clearly worked on some platforms, at one time, inter certain circumstances. However, not on mine, not now, not for me…Clearly something(s) have changed significantly. I suspect it may “work” reasonably well on a laptop, desktop, possibly tablets – possibly they too are in the “mobile” platform classification and associated limits/coding implementations.
    I’m very experienced, extremely knowledgeable and intellectual if I can’t make it work properly your application has serious problems and limitations. It’s clearly intended for mobile apps on some level however ISNT compliant with mobile platform classification requirements/certification requirements.

    Good luck folks… I look forward to seeing it up and running in the future.



  25. Hi folks…

    Me, Alex, the diabetic software engineer SQADesign etc, again…

    Google/cake/Firefox overrdrides your application when asked:
    “Is a 597 glucose reading too high?”

    The response offers many answers one, leading to your application is:

    I went back to that answer/page out of curiosity…

    Two obvious problems:

    Your application is NOT sensing new input data and refreshing appropriately when user puts a different value in the data control … if I input a value of 225, for example then press Calculate” the response resultant is for 597! That is the original value from my query through the browser… ok maybe a minor glitch— try again… no mater what value I put in no matter how many times I retry the response reflects the original browser query- that being 597!

    Second is for certain: this page , the browser query response/result page is not presently accessible from within your application… Quite obviously it SHOULD BE!! This page is more of what a user would expect to find and use to obtain a reading analysis!

    This particular page is relatively decent design. However, your input controls are way too SMALL! The input field should be much larger as well as the “Calculate” control button. This was absolutely NOT designed with concerns for smaller mobile device screen sizes!

    Up your game folks..!

    Your internal functionality process code/links are toasted.- not operating, not evaluating not reacting to input etc. not even recognized/detected.

    Your app is not detecting, updating and results therefore are not correct when users input a second value…
    There are other issues.

    Obviously, these issues are DEFINITELY NOT due to unanticipated changes in platforms or Operating Systems or changes in encapsulated code or a compiler or canned routines you’ve chosen. These are blatant design and implementation errors – bad inexcusable ones. These have existed from day one, guaranteed.
    Anyway, this info should precisely point you in the correct direction- lines of code, functionality! These also clearly demonstrate what the mandatory design changes are, which are not useability, but functional failures in nature. Your internals are BADLY screwed up. This Functionality limitation is not limited to mobile devices only but due to violations of mobile standards. These are actual critical functions which are non-operating functionality design elements not working properly.

    I’m truly surprised anyone on a mobile device was able to use this except for when responding to access granted by an imitating query through the browser…! Shows how much google, platforms and the means of use has changed applications and what gets by or passes as acceptable.

    Good luck. This information should greatly help and reduce the changes necessary to get it working for folks who want and need your applications features and benefits..


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