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.