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What is the scale for high/low blood sugar for example: 4.8-5.6

Can you provide information like that? I was told I have highblood sugar at 5.7

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replied August 9th, 2011
Diabetes Answer A25845
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Here are some information regarding to sugar levels normally and in diabetes for your ‎information.‎

According to the 2005 Recommendation of the ADA, you may interpret your fasting ‎blood sugar as follows:‎

• FBS < 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/l) = normal fasting blood sugar;‎

• FBS 100–125 mg/dl (5.6–6.9 mmol/l) = IFG (impaired fasting glucose);‎

• FBS ≥ 126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l) = provisional diagnosis of diabetes

Rationale for using fasting blood sugar : The blood glucose level is usually maintained in a range of 2.2-3.9 mmol/L (40-70 ‎mg/dl). ‎

The normal level of glucose in blood is between 70mg/dl and 150 mg/dl.

The random blood ‎glucose level should not be more than 200 mg/dl. ‎

Your FBG levels are within the borderline levels. ‎

The HbA1C test is currently one of the best ways to check diabetes is under control

A normal non-diabetic HbA1C is 3.5 - 5.5 %. In diabetes about 6.5% is good.‎

You might consider consulting a dietitian for advice on a diabetic diet and your physician, for ‎management of diabetes and other associated conditions. ‎

I hope you find my suggestion helpful.‎




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