The term normoglycemia is used when the blood glucose levels are at an ideal level the most part of the time.
What is the blood glucose level?
The blood glucose level or glycemia is the quantity of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. The glucose quantity is given in millimoles of glucose per liter (mmo/l) or in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl).
It is very important that the blood glucose levels are stable for a proper organism working and keep it healthy. Constant changes in the blood glucose levels may be harmful to long term health.
People with diabetes are characterized by having glucose levels higher than normal.
Who should measure his or her blood glucose level?
It is very important to check-up your glucose level a few times a day, especially being a person with diabetes and insulin-dependent. This is the only way to control his or her disease for a person with diabetes.
The glucose should also be checked up by:
- Pregnant women.
- Those who have difficulties controlling their blood glucose levels.
- Those who have any symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia (especially if the body has ketones).
When to check up the blood glucose level?
It is indispensable to check up correctly your capillary glycemia to know if you are within the desired objective levels. To measure the blood glucose level it is only necessary a sample of blood. You may check up your blood glucose level anywhere by using a wearable electronic device (glucometer). Nowadays, this is very common, but until 1970, when the first portable glucometer was created, this action was an unusual activity for a person with diabetes. The A.M.R Ames Reflectance Meter was a revolution at the time.
It is necessary to bear in mind, that the 2 most valuable moments to check your blood glucose levels are with the:
-Preprandial or fasting glucose (without eating any food)
-Postprandial glucose (2 hours after eating)
¿ME HE PUESTO YA LA INSULINA?
Insulclock es capaz de decirte si ya te has pinchado, te recuerda que debes pincharte si aún no lo has hecho, rellena el cuaderno del diabético por ti y hasta es capaz de saber si tu pluma ha estado expuesta a temperaturas que hagan que la insulina pueda haber perdido sus propiedades.
What is the appropriate glucose level for people with diabetes?
According to the American Diabetes Association recommendations, the following blood glucose levels are suggested for adult people with diabetes, except for pregnant women.
- Fasting plasma glucose (before eating): 80–130 mg/dl
- Postprandial plasma glucose (1-2 hours after the start of the meal): Less than 180 mg/dl
- Glycated hemoglobin A1C: 7%
For people who DO NOT have diabetes, normal blood glucose levels would be:
- Fasting plasma glucose (before eating): 70–110 mg/dl
- Postprandial plasma glucose (1-2 hours after the start of the meal)*: Less than 140 mg/dl
You need Insulclock to keep a good record of blood glucose data
< p style=”text-align: justify;”>Registering your blood glucose level it is easier now with Insulclock. With Menarini’s glucometers, your blood glucose level will be automatically stored the diabetic diary. You may add manually these data with a simple action. With the Insulclock system, you will have the most complete diabetic diary and, moreover, everything automatically or semi-automatically on it. Read more about the blood glucose level registry with Insulclock. Follow the link.