The target A1C level for adults with diabetes who are not pregnant is 7 percent or 154 milligrams per deciliter, according to the American Diabetes Association. The target plasma glucose level is 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter before meals and less than 180 milligrams per deciliter after meals.
A diabetic uses blood glucose monitoring to determine his blood glucose level and gauge the effectiveness of his individual treatment plan, notes the American Diabetes Association. Doctors often adjust blood glucose targets to be more or less stringent based on several factors. The person’s age, duration of the disease, comorbidities and other factors often affect blood glucose target recommendations.