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What are the ADA targets for blood glucose levels?

The American Diabetes Association has established recommended targets for glucose levels. These recommendations are based on the findings from research about preventing complications.

Before meals: 70-130 mg/dl

Two hours after the first bite of a meal: less than 180 mg/dl

However, the ADA’s goals may not be easy for you to reach. Or they may not be right for you. Why not see what your blood glucose levels are before and after meals and compare them to the goals listed above? Then choose a realistic goal for the short term. Perhaps you can make a few, small changes to slowly lower your blood glucose levels. 

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