Target blood sugar ranges vary depending on a person’s medical condition and health status. Here is a general guideline for blood sugar levels in non-diabetic, pre-diabetic, type 1 diabetic, and type 2 diabetic individuals:
- Non-diabetic individuals: Blood sugar levels should generally be between 70 and 99 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) when measured fasting, and less than 140 mg/dL after eating.
- Pre-diabetic individuals: Blood sugar levels are typically between 100 and 125 mg/dL when measured fasting.
- Type 1 diabetic individuals: The target blood sugar level for people with type 1 diabetes can vary, but the American Diabetes Association (ADA) generally recommends aiming for a fasting blood sugar level of 80-130 mg/dL and a post-meal (postprandial) level of less than 180 mg/dL.
- Type 2 diabetic individuals: The target blood sugar level for people with type 2 diabetes can also vary, but the ADA generally recommends aiming for a fasting blood sugar level of 90-130 mg/dL and a post-meal level of less than 180 mg/dL.
It is important to keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and the specific target blood sugar levels for each individual may vary depending on various factors such as age, health status, medications, and individual goals. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best target blood sugar range for an individual’s needs.