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Sugar Levels
weslaco45 posted:
I have just been diagnosed with Type2 and now take metforman. What should my sugar level be?
davedsel57 responded:

Standard blood glucose levels are:

Fasting (10-12 hours without food): 70-100 is ideal, some feel 130 or under is acceptable.

2 hours after a meal: 140 or under is ideal, some feel 180 or under is acceptable.

Metformin takes a few weeks to become effective. Any medication work best while you are following a healthy diet comprised of lean proteins, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and whole grains. Make sure you are taking your blood glucose readings daily and contact your doctor if you still can not control your number.
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nutrijoy responded:
Wes, the metformin you are taking will not, in and of itself, result in the blood sugar levels that Dave mentioned. It requires lifestyle modifications in both your diet and activity (exercise) levels and over-reliance on the medication alone may yield disappointing results.

Here's my take on blood glucose targets and ranges:
Fasting (upon arising): 70-85 is normal; up to 100 is acceptable. Glycation damage will accelerate at any level above 100 (glycation is a form of accelerated aging that affects one's skin, eyes, nervous system, blood vessel walls, and internal organs).

Post-Prandial (2 hours after a meal): 82-85 is normal; up to 120 is acceptable. Anything above that will accelerate glycation damage.

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