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What Is Normal Blood Sugar Level?

What Are Blood Sugar Levels and When to Check?

Controlling blood sugar levels is important to manage symptoms in diabetic patients. Otherwise, high levels of blood sugar may lead to certain complications in the long term. In people with diabetes, the body cannot produce sufficient insulin or get enough sugar into cells. This results in high blood sugar or glucose levels. In general, carbs in food may increase your blood sugar levels after a meal. [1]

The right time to check blood sugar levels can vary from person to person. Consult your doctor to get the best advice. Some possible options include:

– At bedtime

– Before a meal or after fasting

– Before and after a meal to determine the effect of the meal on blood sugar levels

– Before all meals to determine the amount of insulin to inject [2]