• Your body typically converts the food you eat into energy you use. It does this by changing the food into sugar and releasing it into your bloodstream. Then insulin transports the sugar from your blood to your cells. The sugar level in your blood is measured in milligrams per deciliter.

    Non-Diabetics: Sugar Level

    Your fasting blood sugar level, taken before you eat breakfast, is normally 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter, according to ABC News.

    Non-Diabetics: Meals

    After you eat, your blood sugar typically raises to approximately 135 to 140 milligrams per deciliter.


    When you're diabetic, your fasting sugar level should be 80 to 120 milligrams per deciliter. The range is the same before meals, according to MedicineNet.

    Diabetics: Meals & Bedtime

    After you eat, your blood sugar level shouldn't rise above 160 milligram per deciliter. Also, your bedtime blood glucose level, according to MedicineNet, should range 100 to 140 milligrams per deciliter.


    If you're diabetic, consult your doctor about what your blood sugar level should be at fasting, before and after meals, and at bedtime.Your doctor may prescribe a different treatment plan with different blood sugar level for those time.


    ABC News: What is the Normal Range for Blood Sugar Levels

    MedicineNet: Diabetes- What Shoul My Blood Sugar Level Be?

    Health Guidance: What is Normal Blood Sugar Level?

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