Blood glucose levels

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1. Fasting Blood Glucose: The blood sugar level after an individual has not eaten for at least 8 hours. It indicates how well the body manages glucose in a fasting state.
Normal: 80-86 mg/dL.
Optimal: 72-85 mg/dL.

2. Baseline Blood Glucose Throughout the Day: This represents typical blood sugar levels during a regular day, excluding the periods immediately following meals. It reflects how the body manages glucose under typical daily conditions.
Normal: 70-120 mg/dL for 90% of the day.
Optimal: 72-90 mg/dL.

3. Post-Meal Blood Glucose Peak: The highest blood sugar level reached after eating. This peak occurs due to the absorption of glucose from the consumed food and indicates how effectively the body manages the sudden influx of glucose.
Normal: Peaks within 46 minutes to 1 hour after a meal, under 140 mg/dL.
Optimal: Peak less than 110 mg/dL with an increase of less than 30 mg/dL.

4. 24-Hour Average Glucose: The average level of blood glucose measured over a 24-hour period. This average provides a comprehensive overview of an individual’s glucose regulation throughout both active and resting phases of the day.
Normal: 89-104 mg/dL.
Optimal: 79-100 mg/dL.

5. Average Daytime Glucose: The average blood glucose level during the day, influenced by factors like meals, physical activity, and stress. It reflects how the body manages glucose during its active phase.
Range: 83-106 mg/dL.

6. Average Nighttime Glucose: This is the average blood sugar level during the night, representing the body’s glucose management while at rest. Nighttime glucose levels can offer insights into metabolic health and glucose stability during sleep.
Range: 81-102 mg/dL.

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