What is the Recommended Blood Glucose Levels for Diabetes?
In order to keep diabetes under control, it is significant to observe and subsequently, place a check on the level of blood glucose (sugar) in the body.
Ideally, the blood glucose level should fall between 70 to 150 mg. A count less than 70 mg is a sign of low blood glucose level. The symptoms that characterise this are a state of unconscious behaviour, lethargy and impaired functioning of the brain and in extreme conditions, might even prove fatal. On the other hand, a higher than normal level of glucose in the blood, if stretched over a long period of time, may result in cardiac attacks, kidney damage and mental problems.
A point to be kept in mind here is that the glucose level is the lowest in the morning and high post meals. Thus, it is wise to keep a tab on the blood glucose at various times of the day so as to conclude the exact measure of glucose in the blood
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Oct 12, 2011
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