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Monitoring your blood sugar levels is very important. When you are affected with hypoglycemia or diabetes.There are many factors, which affect a person's blood sugar level. These Charts are a good way to help you keep track and control of your blood sugar.
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 Table 1 Blood Sugar Levels Chart
Blood Sugar Levels Fasting Values Post Meal Value: 2 hrs after the Meal
Normal 70 - 100 mg/dL Less than 140 mg/dL
Early Diabetes 101 - 126 mg/dL 140 - 200 mg/dL
Diabetes More than 126 mg/dL More than 200 mg/dL


Table 2 Normal sugar levels chart during various times of the day
Time Blood Sugar Level (mg/dl)
After Waking Up 80 - 120
Just Before Meals 80 - 120
About 2 Hours After Meals < 160
Before Sleeping 100 - 140


Table 3 Low Blood Sugar Levels Chart
Category Blood Sugar Level
Normal 80 - 120 mg/dl
Borderline Hypoglycemia 70 mg/dl
Fasting Hypoglycemia 50 mg/dl
Insulin Shock Less than 50 mg/dl


Table 4 High Blood Sugar Levels Chart
Category Minimum Level Maximum Level
Pre-diabetes Fasting Blood Sugar Level 100 mg 126 mg
Pre-diabetes Blood Sugar Level after Meal 140 mg 199 mg
Diabetes Blood Sugar Level - Fasting 126 mg More than 126 mg
Diabetes Blood Sugar Level After Meal 200 mg More than 200 mg



 Blood Sugar Levels

Blood sugar, also known as glucose is present in our bloodstream. The body uses glucose as its main form of fuel to produce energy.Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, produced by digesting the sugar and starch in carbohydrates. Blood lipids  are primarily a compact energy store. Glucose is transported from the intestines or liver to body cells via the bloodstream, and is made available for cell absorption via the hormone insulin, produced by the body primarily in the pancreas.
Blood sugar level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. Glucose levels are usually lowest in the morning, before the first meal of the day, and rise after meals for an hour or two by a few millimolar.The normal range of the blood sugar level maintained by the body for its smooth functioning is about 70 to 150 mg/dL. It is normal for the sugar level to fluctuate throughout the day.Blood sugar levels outside the normal range may be an indicator of a medical condition. An increase or decrease in the blood sugar levels in the human body can lead to, either hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by persistent hyperglycemia, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.There are three main types of diabetes mellitus.Type 1 DM,Type 2 DM and gestational diabetes.
The classical symptoms of untreated diabetes are loss of weight, polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia.Prolonged high blood glucose can cause glucose absorption in the lens of the eye, which leads to changes in its shape, resulting in vision changes.
Monitoring your blood sugar levels is very important and one the best ways of this is to keep a blood sugar level chart.A blood sugar chart can benefit someone who is not at risk for diabetes but just wants to live a healthier lifestyle.

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