Blood Sugar Levels
What does it mean if I have high or low blood sugar levels?
Blood sugar usually refers to only glucose in the blood, although other sugars are present, glucose serves as the main source of energy for the cells in the body. The glucose is transported from the bloodstream from the liver to body’s cells.
Blood sugar concentration is also known as the glucose level. Blood sugar levels usually at its lowest in the early morning and peak after meals. These blood sugar levels come from 2 sources of food and what the body produces.
- Normal blood sugar levels are between 80mg/dl and 110mg/dl.
- After a meal blood sugar levels can rise up to 135mg/dl to 140mg/dl.
If blood sugar levels are out of range it can lead to conditions such as:
- Hypoglycemia - Low blood sugar levels
- Hyperglycemia - High blood sugar levels