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What is a healthy blood sugar level?

For people without diabetes, blood glucose levels rarely go over 120 mg/dl, even after eating a meal.

People with diabetes need to take action to lower their blood glucose either by injecting insulin or compensating with food or insulin at the next mealtime. You may hear that keeping your blood glucose below 130 mg/dl is the magic number. In fact, your target range may be a little higher or lower depending on several factors such as your age, capabilities, and life situation.

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