Diabetics have a 'fasting' blood glucose level -when no meals were consumed in the previous eight hours- of 126 mg/dL or higher. Individuals with blood glucose levels reaching 200 mg/dL or higher -regardless of when the last meal was consumed- are also considered diabetic, according to Mayo Clinic.Continue Reading
A fasting blood sugar level less than 100 mg/dL is normal; a level from 100 to 125 mg/dL is considered prediabetes, cites to Mayo Clinic.
In managing the condition, the American Diabetes Association suggests pre-meal and post-meal targets of 70 to 130 mg/dl and less than 180 mg/dl.
In monitoring the progress of diabetics, doctors may perform an A1C blood test, which gauges the average blood sugar level over the previous two to three months.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels