Feb 23, 2024, 07:10 AM IST

Blood sugar goals after eating

Ritik Raj

Maintaining control over blood sugar levels is crucial for diabetic patients, but it is also a challenging task. 

Patients with diabetes frequently have higher blood sugar levels as a result of poor diet management. This explains why after eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner, your blood sugar starts to fluctuate.

Health professionals advise that blood sugar should typically be measured after eating and on an empty stomach.

In this instance, what should the post-meal blood sugar level be?

According to medical professionals, a fasting blood sugar level in the range of 60 to 100 mg/dL is normal.

After two hours of eating, if the blood sugar remains within the normal range of 120 to 140 mg/dL, it is deemed normal. 

Prediabetes is defined as having blood sugar levels between 100 and 124 mg/dL during fasting and 140 to 160 mg/dL two hours after eating.

Because of the increased risk of diabetes in such circumstances, you should start opting for the right and healthy lifestyle options.

This content, including advice, gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion