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14 Jan 2003

diabetes
What is the correct reading for blood sugar levels to be and what are the borderline readings where it becomes either too high or too low? We have purchased a machine for reading blood sugar levels but they don't specify this! Thank you for your time.
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01 Jan 0001

Kathleen, the best way to measure one’s glucose levels is after fasting for 12 hours. The level should then be 2.8-6 mmol/l. 6.1-7.0 mmol/l means you have impaired glucose metabolism and a value of more than 7.0 mmol/l means you have diabetes.
A random glucose measurement of more than 11mmol/l means you have diabetes. If you have a glucose level of above 6.0 mmol/l, the best would be to have a fasting measurement done. Good luck.
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