What is the normal range for a Glucometer?: Glucometers may not give you an accurate glucose level but these medical devices will alert you immediately if your diabetic levels are high, normal or you are in prediabetes or not.
What is the normal range for a Glucometer?
According to doctors and medical experts, the normal range of Glucometer varies depending upon the age of patients, time of testing. But in all cases the normal glucometer readings range must be between 80 to 110 mg/dL. On whole, the glucose range must be less than 140mg/dL. If blood sugar levels exceed 140mg/dL then that indicates that you are in prediabetes.
In elderly aged people, the glucometer levels of 95-140mg/dL also indicate high blood sugar levels and they suffer from serious hypoglycemia. In diabetic pregnancy patients, sugar levels must be less than 120 mg/dL. If it crosses this range then that may pose big challenge to both mother and baby’s health.
The below are the normal glucose values of Adults who don’t have diabetes or who are in the prediabetic stage.
- Fasting Blood sugar – 70 to 100mg/dL (4.0 to 5.4 mmol/L)
- Postprandial blood sugar (2hours after meal) – Less than or equal to 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L)
- Random blood Sugar (irrespective of your meal time) – Should be less than 140 md/dL (7.8 mmol/L)
Based on the Patients age doctor sets sugar level ranges. If the sugar levels are less than 70 or 80 mg/dL, then you are in hypoglycemia or low blood sugar level. At that time you need to take a sugary drink and contact the doctor immediately.