What Should My Glucose Be?
The NICE recommended target blood glucose levels are stated below alongside the International Diabetes Federation’s target ranges for people with diabetes.
Recommended target blood glucose level ranges1
The NICE recommended target blood glucose levels are stated below alongside the International Diabetes Federation’s target ranges for people with diabetes. 2
Nice recommended target blood glucose level ranges
|Target Levels||Before Meals (pre prandial)||2 hours after meals (post prandial)|
|No diabetes or in health||4.0 to 5.9 mmol/L||Under 8 mmol/L|
|Adult with Type 1 diabetes||4 to 7 mmol/L||Under 9 mmol/L|
|Adult with Type 2 diabetes||4 to 7 mmol/L||Under 8.5 mmol/L|
|Children with Type 1 diabetes||4 to 8 mmol/L||Under 10 mmol/L|
Keeping to these targets could reduce your risk of developing the complications of diabetes. Some people may find their target levels difficult to reach immediately.
Is a trend emerging?
Look carefully at your glucose results, are there any trends emerging? Is it always the same time of day? Are you high after certain meals? Understanding blood glucose level ranges is key to managing your diabetes effectively.
1 The ideal blood glucose level range should be individualised and your own needs should be discussed with your healthcare professional.