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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

I have diabetes and my blood sugar is all over the map.  Could you please tell me the ideal blood sugar level?

Answer:  The ideal blood sugar level depends on when you are testing, such as before or after you eat.  Readings may be ‘all over the map’ depending on the timing of tests.   The American Diabetes Association states that “the normal range for non-fasting blood glucose (sugar) taken 1-2 hours after a meal is less than 180 mg/dl.  The normal range for blood glucose taken before a meal is 70 – 130mg/dl.”  Speak to your physician about their specific recommendations for your ideal blood sugar levels.


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