A person adds blood from a pinprick on their finger to their Blood Glucose Monitor.
A person adds blood from a pinprick on their finger to their Blood Glucose Monitor.
A person adds blood from a pinprick on their finger to their Blood Glucose Monitor.

What is the normal fasting blood sugar levels in diabetes?

Knowing an average blood sugar level is helpful in many ways, especially if you're interested in learning more about your health or are concerned about diabetes management. If your glucose monitor repeatedly shows high or low glucose level, it might be time to head over to a clinic or consult your diabetologist and get some sugar testing done to make sure that your diabetes is under control.

How do you know your normal fasting sugar levels?

Before we get into glucose meters also known as sugar testing machine, let us first move through some of the basics of glucose or sugar testing. However, extremely high or low glucose or sugar levels can lead to sickness and ill health. Thus, to avoid situations like this, many people invest in glucose meter.

What factors affect your glucose levels? 

While you may be aware that food affects your glucose levels, the details of consumption are also important. What type of food, how much you’ve consumed, and at what time, are all important factors that need to be considered. Other factors that will affect diabetes include alcohol consumption, medications taken, general illness, and levels of dehydration, stress levels, and age.

The amount of physical activity you get, and what type of activity you do, also greatly affect your glucose levels. When considering a glucose testing, it is important to keep all of these factors in mind so that you can live your healthiest life.


What are some diabetes risks factors?

Anyone who resonates with the following diabetes risk factors needs to seriously consider getting their sugar levels checked.

  1. Age – All those are older than 45 stand a higher chance of developing diabetes and should regularly check their sugar levels1.
  2. Pre-diabetics – Obviously, all those who are pre-diabetic have a higher risk of developing diabetes and thus, need to consistently get their sugar levels analyzed1.
  3. Body mass index – Those who have a body mass index close to 25, or higher, are at risk of developing diabetes related complications2.

With this information in hand, consider getting your sugar levels checked as soon as possible, either professionally or through a personal device.


References: 1. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/risk-factors.html# (last accessed on 9/9/2022) 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1890993/# (Last accessed on 9/9/2022)

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