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What should my blood sugar level be with type 2 diabetes?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The American Diabetes Association recommends that blood sugar levels for a person with type 2 diabetes should fall within 70 to 130 mg/dl when tested before meals and less than 180 mg/dl 1 to 2 hours after a meal.

With type 2 diabetes your fasting blood sugar (in the morning, before you have eaten) should be between 80 and 130 mg/dl. Post-prandial (one to two hours after eating) blood sugar should be less than 180 mg/dl. 

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