Blood Sugar Levels



Sugar in the blood is harmful. It is as simple as that. Sugar attaches to protein molecules with negative effects. Over time, the damage builds up, molecule-by-molecule. Whenever blood sugar levels get elevated, damaging activities take place. The longer it stays high; the more destruction develops.


Recommended Blood Sugar Levels

Professor J.S. Christiansen did a study where a Continues Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) was worn by normal people, measuring their blood sugar levels every few minutes.

His findings are:

  • Median fasting blood glucose remained in the low 80 mg/dL range
  • 45 minutes after eating it raised to just below 125 mg/dL for a brief period
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes after eating blood sugars dropped to under 100 mg/dL
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes after eating blood sugars returned to 85 mg/dL
  • The HgbA1c values are in the range of 4,3% - 5,4%

Normal blood glucose levels summarized:

  • Fasting Blood Glucose:- 85 mg/dL
  • 1 hour after eating:- 120 mg/dL
  • 2 Hours after eating:- 85 mg/dL
  • HgbA1c:- 4,3% - 5,4%

Compare these findings with the conventional high end cut off for "normal" blood glucose levels, recommended by diabetes authorities.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

  • Fasting Blood Glucose:- Under 110 mg/dL
  • 1 hour after eating:- Not even under consideration
  • 2 Hours after eating:- Under 140 mg/dL
  • HgbA1c:- 6,5%

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • Fasting Blood Glucose:- Under 130 mg/dL
  • 1 hour after eating:- Not even under consideration
  • 2 Hours after eating:- Under 180 mg/dL
  • HgbA1c:- 7,0%

Be a student, not a follower. Don't just go do what someone says. Take interest in what someone says, then debate it, ponder it, and consider it from all angles.

Blood-glucose levels at the cut-off most doctors consider the high end of "normal" is significantly above the actual blood-glucose levels of real non-diabetics. These higher levels do cause the damage that progresses to diabetic complications. 


What then are safe Blood Sugar Levels?

Blood glucose levels that will facilitate damage control.

  • Fasting Blood Glucose:- Under 110 mg/dL
  • 1 hour after eating:- Under 140 mg/dL
  • 2 Hours after eating:- Under 120 mg/dL
  • HgbA1c:- Under 6,0%

A good rule-of-thumb is to aim for the blood glucose level not be increased by more than 18 mg/dL from any meal.


Normal and Target Blood-Glucose levels


These values are totally achievable, as testified by the authors of the books: Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution and Blood Sugar 101


For Contemplation

The goal for all diabetics must be to prevent complications and have a high quality of life.


Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live.

Getting and maintaining your blood glucose levels in the acceptable range so that you can thrive with diabetes, not just coping. It might be difficult at first, but will become easier when the value is realised, and the habit is formed.

Truly proper blood sugar levels are not only desirable but actually quite achievable. It is about overcoming the difficulties now or suffer from the consequences in the future - when it is too late.



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