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How about after meals? Normally, your blood glucose should be around 140 mg/dL or lower after eating (two hours after your meal) – according to the National Diabetes Association. Even it could be lower than 140 mg /dL in some healthy, non-diabetics.
The level of greater than 140 mg /dL after meal (1-2 hours after meal) should not be ignored, because this is considered abnormal! In diabetics, the blood glucose level can increase up to 180 mg /dL after eating (a warning sign of hyperglycemia).
To analyze whether you glucose metabolism is normal or abnormal – your doctor may ask you to take a random blood glucose test. This kind of test can be performed regardless of your last meal. The result of this test can help comprehensively evaluate the fluctuation of your blood sugar levels.
In healthy individuals, the blood sugar levels typically don’t vary greatly throughout the day. The highly fluctuation may point to a serious problem, such as prediabetes or even diabetes.
While high blood sugar is dangerous, this doesn’t mean that much lower is better. If it drops too low (lower than normal), this is medically called ‘hypoglycemia’, which is also dangerous condition. According to Health-Wise, a FBG of lower than 50 mg /dL is considered too low and for 50-70 mg /dL is considered mildly flow.