Normal blood glucose range will vary by individual. Blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the quantity of glucose (sugar) existing in the blood of an individual. The body naturally controls blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. With some exceptions, glucose is the main source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are chiefly a stored energy source. Glucose is transported in the bloodstream from the intestines or liver to the cells of the body where it is used by the cell for energy.
During the day, levels decrease to be at their lowest just before meals. For most individuals without diabetes, blood sugar levels before meals hang around 70 to 80 mg/dL. For some people, 60 mg/dL is normal; for others, 90 mg/dL.
It is important to maintain a normal blood glucose range because almost every part of your body can be harmed by too much sugar. Damaged blood vessels cause problems such as:
It’s better to keep your health on track instead of facing blood sugar related difficulties which may become life threatening. Regular check-ups combined with a healthy diet and exercise can reduce the risk. Life is a gift which, once granted, we should take the best possible care of.