- For someone without diabetes, a fasting blood sugar on awakening should be under 100 mg/dl. Before meal normal sugars are 70-99 mg/dl.
- If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels before meals from 80-130 mg/dl and your levels 1-2 hours after meals under 180.
- There is also a test called hemoglobin A1C and this test gives your average reading over the last 2 or 3 months.
- A person with type 2 must also have sweets or candy to maintain glucose levels.