Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Mushroom | 2009/03/24

Q.

Glucose readings

I am a Type 11 diabetic. What should my glucose levels be when tested daily on my Glucometer (lowest and highest).

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

Your doctor may give you an individualised answer as each patient's circumstances differ and it is really best to ask him/her that question as they would know your over all health situation - do you have complications, which stage type 2 diabetes do you have, do you have other concomitant problems, etc. In general your fasting reading should be less than 7 mmol/l, some patients less than 6 mmol/l and your post meal reading less than 10 mmol/l and in some patients less than 8 mmol/l if your aim is for excellent control.
Please discuss this with your Health Care Provider as they can really give you the best answer.

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