How Much Sugar Should Be In Your Blood?

How Much Sugar Should Be In Your Blood?

Many people suffer from diabetes and high blood sugar. It is important to understand that high blood sugar levels can not only predispose you to diabetes, but it is always unhealthy to overload your blood with too much sugar. Normal blood sugar levels should be maintained optimally, and if you have a history of diabetes in your family, it is very important to check your blood sugar levels at least every 6 months.


What are Blood Sugar Levels?

Blood sugar or blood glucose levels are the levels of glucose present in the blood. Glucose is the primary source of energy for our body, and in order to sustain life, blood glucose has to be at a certain level for us to function optimally. In a normal person, excess blood glucose is transferred to the body tissues with the help of a hormone called ” “insulin” . When there is a deficiency of this hormone or if there are other reasons that impede the normal transfer of glucose from the blood to the body tissues, then a condition called  “diabetes mellitus”  can develop.

What Are The Tests That Determine Blood Glucose Levels?

There are two common tests that determine blood glucose levels and whether they are in the normal range or not. These tests are ” “fasting”  blood glucose and ” “random”  blood glucose tests. In the fasting test one has to fast for approximately 12 hours before giving blood for the test, and in the random test, blood can be given any time of the day to check for normal blood glucose levels. Other tests that check for glucose levels are:

What Are the Normal Ranges of Blood Glucose?

In a normal adult the amount of glucose present in the blood should not exceed 110 milligrams per deciliter in a fasting blood glucose test. The normal range is from 80-110 mg/dl. If the amount of glucose in your blood exceeds this amount in at least 3 tests and if your blood glucose levels are raised in other blood and urine tests that check for glucose levels in the body, then you should get yourself checked for diabetes.

 

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11 Comments

  1. Perla Dellosa Reply

    Hi have a good day..I’m perla Dellosa.. My age 46 female..I’m suffer high blood pressure.. I just want to know how many sugar do I need to mentain my body.. I go to check up 2days before.. My blood pressure is 177/113…my sugar is 115…it is normal for me or need to reduce the blood sugar.. Please I need ur golden advice.. Thank you and have a Great day..more power..

    1. Salih

      Dont jump into conclusions by random pressure or sugar measurements as these vary on many conditions. Measure your pressure when you get up in the morning , say at 6.00 am , daily or every other day or weekly etc. This record will give you a family better idea of your pressure. Do the same for sugar measurements as well. Without proper data, treatment will make things worse.

  2. Fred Visser Reply

    I have become “fat adapted” since cutting out all carbs except leafy veggies and replacing those carbs with fat as my energy source 3 years ago. I had hypertension and bad lipid levels,especially triglycerides. Oh I also had a stroke 5 years ago. Now I’m down 40 lbs, and all my markers are great!

  3. Andrew G Reply

    Upper limit is 6 grams or 0.21 oz in the bloodstream for your average person. The excess has to be used by your cells or stored as glycogen in muscles or lipids in fat tissue.

    Is it that hard to give a concise answer for everyone to get an ideea?(your page title is clickbait) Nothing bad in including mg/dL or mmol/L values(they should be included), but please do the extra step and translate those values into something that we can comprehend and compare in our daily lives.

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