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Check ur blood sugar level today and prevent diabetes; Normal Range Blood Sugar Levels.

Good morning FB readers, my family and I were having our blood sugar level checked by the small machine my uncle bought from the states, we had results ranging from 72mg/dl to 105mg/dl which is arguably not bad....so, I went online to enlighten myself more on it and this is part of my findings...it could be what someone needs to fight diabetes and subsequently stroke.
Normal range blood sugar levels begin at 72
mg/dl which is normal and range to 85 mg/dl
to be within the healthy, non-diabetic
parameters. Does this seem low compared with
what you are hearing elsewhere?
72 mg/dL – 85 mg/dL Normal Range Blood
Sugar
The current criteria, as far as the medical/
diabetes community, may be that you are not
“diabetic” unless your fasting blood glucose
exceeds 125 mg/dL. The range between 100
and 125 mg/dL is considered “prediabetic.”
However, there are many doctors and health
practitioners who agree that this is far too
high. In other words, no one should be
comfortable when their blood sugar is above
85 mg/dL.
Normal range blood sugar levels are ideally no
higher than 85 mg/dL. It is true that it is
challenging to reduce one’s blood sugar after
it’s been high for too long but it doesn’t mean
you shouldn’t aim to get as close to 85 mg/dL
and below as possible. Regular exercise and
eating low glycemic foods that metabolize
slowly and do not raise your blood sugar will
help you to do this.
Health care practitioners will tell you to get a
fasting blood sugar test when your blood sugar
is at it's lowest level. This just means to get
the test or test yourself first thing in the
morning before eating breakfast.
The fasting blood test is going to give you an
accurate reading for your baseline (or normal)
blood sugar levels. If you are sick or stressed
or agitated it could affect the test so choose
the most optimum day for testing.
A blood sugar meter will tell you if you are
spiking your blood sugar after a meal as well
as your fasting blood sugar. After meal glucose
spikes can also present increased health risks.
They can be potentially more damaging than
elevations of fasting blood sugar. For example
the risk of a heart attack increases by 58% for
each 21 mg/dL increase in after meal blood
sugar. There is an increased 26% risk of dying
from cardiovascular disease after a glucose
elevation.*
To eliminate blood sugar spikes you need to
pay close attention to eating low glycemic
foods, the ones that don't raise your blood
sugar. Regular, aerobic exercise is necessary
too to permanently lower and stabilize your
blood sugar.
Incidence of disease begins to increase when
fasting blood sugar rises above 85 mg/dL. This
means that there could be cellular damage and
it is harder to lose weight. It doesn't mean
that it cannot be repaired but you need to pay
close attention to reducing your blood sugar
levels!
You can purchase this home use blood sugar
meter below by clicking the Amazon link.
Are you aware that you can find out at home
whether you are in the normal range blood
sugar levels? You can buy the one above here
online that is said to be the best one on the
market and is a fair price. It comes with some
blood sugar strips to get you started. However,
any good corner drugstore is likely to have a
blood sugar meter and blood sugar strips.
By investing in this system you can see
immediately what your blood sugar is and
whether you are within the normal range blood
sugar levels. Then you can get serious about a
low glycemic eating program. Just follow the
directions on the box. It just takes a simple
finger prick.
If you are having difficulty with the motivation
to take this lifetime fat loss low glycemic plan
seriously and sticking with it, it is illuminating
to understand what your blood sugar really is.
I work with many people who are middle aged
who have great difficulty getting the fat off
and it is because their blood sugar has been
too high for too long.
Most people do not know if they are within
the normal range blood sugar levels. If you are
not, it doesn’t mean you cannot reverse your
high blood sugar but you have to be
committed to low glycemic eating and
exercise. Nothing is more motivating than
realizing that not only must you lose fat
but your health is in jeopardy.
There are many disease risks of high normal
blood sugar which would be the range above
85 mg/dL, including cancer, cardiovascular
disease, cognitive impairment, kidney disease,
pancreatic dysfunction, diabetic retinopathy,
and neuropathy.
Within any blood sugar range the higher the
glucose, the greater the involvement of the
large nerve fibers. Nerve damage is possible.*
It cannot be emphasized enough that once you
know if your normal range blood sugar levels
are consistently above 85 mg/dL you need to
take serious action. Go to the foods that lower
blood sugar page and begin reading about low
glycemic eating. Your blood sugar can be
lowered and stabilized by paying careful
attention to what you eat and getting regular,
aerobic exercise.

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