The term normoglycemia is used when blood glucose levels are at an ideal level the most part of the time.
What is blood glucose level?
Blood glucose level or glycemia is the quantity of glucose (sugar) circulated in the bloodstream. The glucose quantity is given millimoles of glucose per liter (mmo/l) or in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl).
It is very important the blood glucose levels are stable for a proper organism functioning and to keep healthy. Constant changes on 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, specially 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 difficulty controlling their blood glucose levels.
- Those who have any symptom of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia (specially if body has ketones).
When to check up the blood glucose level?
It is indispensable to correctly check up capillary glycemia to know if you are within desired objective levels. For measuring 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). This is very common nowadays, 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 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 American Diabetes Association recommendations, the following blood glucose levels are advised 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 strong> 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 the Insulclock system. With Menarini’s glucometers, your blood glucosa level will be automatically stored the diabetic diary. You may also manually add 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.
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