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.

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Marcel Gantert

Marcel Gantert is a certified assistant in health care & social services since 2006. He has advanced expertise in blood pressure readings, diabetes readings and other body metrics. He is a self-taught web-developer and writer for since 2015
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    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?

    • Michael M -

      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.

      • susan see -

        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.

  • 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

  • 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

    • Pooja sharma -

      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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ejaz Hussain -

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

  • 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

  • Missy -

    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?

    • Amber Tharp -

      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.

    • 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

    • baiyang -

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

  • Nilesh -

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

  • 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.

  • Brian -

    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.

  • baiyang -

    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?

  • 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

  • Deona ward -

    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?????

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Janette -

    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

  • 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..

  • Ken Arflin -

    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.

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