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Community Q&A: Diabetic Patients’ Questions and Answers

What is the normal glucose level range for a diabetic patient?

The normal glucose level range for a diabetic patient may vary depending on several factors, including individual circumstances and the recommendations of healthcare professionals. Generally, the target range for blood glucose levels in diabetes management is as follows:

Fasting Blood Glucose (measured after an overnight fast):

The target range is typically between 80 and 130 mg/dL (4.4 to 7.2 mmol/L). However, your healthcare provider may have specific recommendations tailored to your situation.

Postprandial Blood Glucose (measured one to two hours after a meal):

The target range is generally less than 180 mg/dL (10 mmol/L). Again, individualized targets may apply, so it is crucial to consult with your healthcare provider.

It is important to note that these target ranges may vary depending on the type and severity of diabetes, age, overall health, and any existing complications. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels and discussions with your healthcare team will help determine your personalized target ranges for optimal diabetes management.

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