The term normoglycemia refers to when blood glucose levels are within the considered ideal range most of the time.
What are the blood glucose levels?
Your blood glucose level is the quantity of glucose (sugar) present in the bloodstream. The glucose quantity is measured in millimoles of glucose per liter (mmo/l) or in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl).
It is very important that these blood glucose levels are stable, so our organism can work properly and in a healthy way. Constant changes in the blood glucose levels may be long term harmful to our bodies: the problem that people with diabetes have is that their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, due to the lack of the insulin hormone produced by the pancreas.
Who should measure their blood glucose level?
It is very important to check your glucose level a few times each day, especially being an insulin-dependent person with diabetes. This is the only way to control the disease and the insulin administration.
But not only people with diabetes should check their blood sugar levels. This is also recommended in:
- Pregnant women.
- Those who have difficulties controlling their blood sugar levels.
- Those who have any symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia (especially with the presence of ketones in the organism).
When should we check up the blood glucose levels?
It is very important to read correctly our capillary blood sugar to know if we are within the ideal range levels. To measure our blood glucose level it is only necessary a small blood sample You may check up your blood sugar levels anywhere using a wearable electronic device (glucometer). Nowadays, this is very common, but until 1970, when the first portable glucometer was created, this was something very unusual 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 however, that the 2 most valuable moments to check your blood glucose levels are:
- Before eating any food: here we check the preprandial or fasting glucose
- 2 hours after eating: when we check the postprandial glucose
What are the appropriate blood sugar levels for people with diabetes?
According to the American Diabetes Association recommendations, the following blood glucose levels are the suggested ones 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
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