Blood Sugar Level Chart

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If my sugar level is 8.2, does this mean that I am predia bets?
If it's a value after fasting, it's diabetes. If it's a value two hours postprandial, it's prediabetes.
It is always wise to convert medicalese to English while teaching the public. I had to look it up to be sure my guess was right....  Post = after   2 hours would indicated an event. I was wondering if it was 2 hours after rising, but there were better word choices for that. I didn't think it could possibly be after a meal because I always had to be tested fasting, even with regard to coffee with creamer. It turned out to be 2 hours after a meal.  So, for anyone confused but not willing to look it up... 2 HOURS AFTER LUNCH OR DINNER. I would assume with no other snacking.
postprandial
[ˌpōs(t)ˈprandēəl]

ADJECTIVE
formal
humorous
during or relating to the period after dinner or lunch.
"we were jolted from our postprandial torpor"
medicine
occurring after a meal.
"an annual postprandial blood glucose test"

The American Diabetes Association suggests the following targets for most nonpregnant adults with diabetes. A1C targets differ based on age and health. Also, more or less stringent glycemic goals may be appropriate for each individual. 

  • A1C: Less than 7%
    A1C may also be reported as eAG: Less than 154 mg/dl
  • Before a meal (preprandial plasma glucose): 80–130 mg/dl
  • 1-2 hours after beginning of the meal (Postprandial plasma glucose)*: Less than 180 mg/dl
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