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The norm of blood sugar. How to take an analysis: before or after a meal

When we talk about blood sugar, we mean the amount of glucose. It is glucose that provides the body with energy. Its volume is influenced by hormonal balance, lifestyle and diet. Several hormones are responsible for increasing glucose levels – glucagon, adrenaline, glucocorticoids and many others. However, only insulin provides a reduction in the amount of sugar.

We often think about glucose control only when the first symptoms of deviations appear. It is wiser to have a blood test for sugar at least once every six months. In this case, you can be sure that the development of any disease will be noticed in a timely manner.

Blood sugar: normal and deviations

Sugar level must be measured on an empty stomach, the results are calculated in millimoles per liter. Before meals, the norm of blood sugar is 3.3 – 5.5 mmol / L. After eating, a small jump can be observed. However, within the next 3-4 hours, glucose should stabilize. Continue reading

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