Optimum Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetics

Updated at: Feb 08, 2012
Optimum Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetics

Type 2 Diabetes is lifelong chronic syndrome that requires optimum blood sugar level to be maintained during its development. Restricting blood sugar level in the prescribed range helps you manage Type 2 diabetes.

Written by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Feb 08, 2012

Blood pressure control is a fundamental in preventing complications of Type 2 Diabetes. Optimal management of blood sugar level means the use of one or more medications for achieving target glycemic goals and blood pressure levels. For achieving optimum blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetes, your physician will recommend several lifestyle alterations along with physical training and medications (oral or insulin therapy). All these factors contribute to one sole cause, i.e., keeping blood glucose level to normal as possible for preventing complications that occur as a result of high blood glucose in Type 2 Diabetes.

The chronic disease, diabetes is caused due to body’s inability to produce or use insulin. Insulin is perquisite to transform blood sugar (glucose) into cells for needed energy. In type 2 diabetes, there is a sudden decline in insulin production that restricts fat, liver and muscle cells to respond. Due to inadequate insulin resistance, high levels of sugar build up in the blood, making it difficult for body to use insulin the correct manner.

Ideal Range for Blood Glucose

Normal or ideal blood glucose range depends on the conditions when observing reading of blood, as there is fluctuation in blood glucose throughout the day. Glucose levels of over 130 mg/dl can be observed in healthy people, which return to normal after a brief time span.

In case of fasting, blood glucose level in healthy individuals is observed to lie within the bracket of 70 to 130 mg/dl, known as preprandial blood glucose. After a meal, glucose level rises to 180 mg/dl, known as postprandial blood glucose. Diabetic with blood glucose levels under control must have glucose level of a healthy individual.

Managing Blood Sugar Level

In order to test blood sugar level, one can either visit a physician or test themselves using the testing device. Several glucometers are available in the marketplace for recording blood sugar level. Although, you must consult a health care provider or diabetes expert for structuring at-home testing schedule.

Test results can be used to make alterations in your everyday schedules, changing diet plans, physical activity and medications for keeping blood sugar levels on course. Identifying high or low sugar levels prepares you to avoid serious problems.



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