Normal Blood Sugar Levels for Adults With Diabetes
Normally, your pancreas releases insulin when your blood sugar level gets high — after a meal, for example. That signals your body to absorb blood glucose until glucose levels get back to normal.
But if you are diabetic, (type 1 diabetes) your body doesnâ€™t make insulin or (type 2 diabetes) doesnâ€™t respond to it normally . That can leave your blood sugar level too high for too long. Over time, that can lead to heart disease and damage blood vessels and nerves and other problems.
If you are diabetic, your doctor may ask you to keep track of your blood sugar level by testing it at home with a special device called a home blood sugar meter or blood glucose monitor. It takes a small sample of blood, usually from the tip of your finger, and measures the amount of sugar in it.
Follow your doctor’s instructions on how to use your device.
Your doctor will tell you when and how to check your blood sugar level. Log in to a notebook, online gadget, or app every time. The time of day, previous activity, your last meal, and other factors may affect whether reading is important to your doctor.
So try to record relevant information like:
What medication and dosage did you take?
What I ate, or when I ate, or fasting
How much, and the type of exercise, you did
So that you and your doctor can see how the treatment works.
Good treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes can delay or prevent complications affecting your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes also increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. Fortunately, controlling blood sugar will reduce the possibility of these problems.
However, strict control of blood sugar means a higher good chance of lower blood sugar levels, so your doctor may suggest higher goals