Diabetes is a condition categorized by high levels of blood sugar (glucose), as a result of the body’s inability to produce or properly use a hormone called insulin. Diabetes can lead to more serious health conditions if not treated and monitored. Many people are able to lead their normal lives by monitoring their blood sugar closely and eating a healthful diet with consistent amounts of carbohydrate and regular exercise. See below NORMAL blood glucose ranges. Any value over the listed ranges is considered high.

Monitoring your blood sugar levels is also an important part of controlling diabetes. Check your glucose levels at least twice a day and record the readings in your log. It is also a good idea to vary the times at which you check your glucose, i.e. check your fasting and your post-breakfast one day while you check your fasting and your post-lunch another.