What Is Normal Blood Sugar For Seniors?

Knowing your blood sugar levels is extremely important, as this can indicate whether you are at risk for or have diabetes. Seniors, in particular, are more at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Although numbers may vary slightly depending on the type of test you take, here is a basic guide for assessing if your blood sugar is normal:

  • Non-Diabetics When Fasting: 70-99 mg/dL
  • Non-Diabetics 1-2 Hours Post-Meal: < 140 mg/dL
  • Non-Diabetics During the A1C Test: < 5.7%
  • Diabetics When Fasting: 80-130 mg/dL
  • Diabetics 1-2 Hours Post-Meal: < 180 mg/dL
  • Diabetics During the A1C Test: < 7%

Diet and lifestyle can also impact your blood sugar levels, so make sure you’re doing what you can to stay well these days. Check out the rest of Senior Strong today for more advice on how seniors can stay as healthy as can be!

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William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.
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