To prevent many of these issues, keep your blood sugar levels close to normal. The American Diabetes Association recommends blood sugar levels of 70 to 130 mg/dL before meals and fewer than 180 mg/dL after meals for patients with diabetes.
- Dialysis is necessary for renal illness or failure.
- Cardiac arrests
- Blindness or a lack of vision
- Immune system impairment increases the risk of infection
- Erection problems
- Damage to the nerves, also known as neuropathy, results in tingling, discomfort, or loss of feeling in the hands, legs, and feet.
- A lack of blood flow to the feet and legs
- Slow wound healing and the possibility of an occasional amputation
|Fasting, before lunch and before dinner||60 – 100|
|1 or 2 hours after breakfast, lunch and dinner||80 – 140|
|2 hours after breakfast, lunch and dinner||70 – 140|
|Fasting before lunch and before dinner||70 – 130|
|2 hours after breakfast||150 – 180|
|2 hours after lunch||140 – 170|
|2 hours after dinner||140 – 170|
- Non-diabetic: below 5.7
- Pre-diabetic: 5.7 to 6.4
- Diabetic: >6.5