Diabetes & Blood Sugar

Fasting Blood Sugar

 

  • blood-sugar-levelsNormal for person without diabetes   70–99 mg/dl (3.9–5.5 mmol/L)
  • Someone with diabetes   80–130 mg/dl (4.4–7.2 mmol/L)

 

Random Blood Sugar Level

  • Normal for person without diabetes less than  11.1 mmol/l ( 200 mg/dl )
  • Someone with diabetes above    11.1 mmol/l (200 mg/dl)

blood sample for a random plasma glucose test can be taken at any time.

2 hours after meals

  • Normal for person without diabetes Fewer than   140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L)
  • Someone with diabetes   180 mg/dl (10.0 mmol/L)

HbA1c Level

  • Normal for person without diabetes Fewer than  5.7%
  • Someone with diabetes   7.0% or less

The blood test for the HbA1c level is routinely performed in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.