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Diabetes

What are the target blood sugar numbers for someone with diabetes?

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  • AWilliam Lee Dubois, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, answered
    If your blood glucose level is above 200 mg/dl, you need to take insulin to reduce blood sugar. If your blood glucose level is below 75 mg/dl, you will need to swing into action and get some sugar into your system. In general, good blood glucose target numbers are:

    • 90-115 mg/dl in the morning when you wake up

    • Under 150 mg/dl two hours after eating

    Or wherever your doctor says they should be!
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