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What’s the ‘right’ range of BGLs?

katemiya on hubpages13 November 2015 katemiya on hubpages / Latest News

People with diabetes wage a daily battle against high blood glucose levels (BGLs).

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Coupled with a healthy diet and exercise, maintaining BGLs in a recommended range is the key strategy necessary if you hope to reduce your risk of long-term complications, such as loss of vision, kidney or heart disease, or limb amputation.

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On a daily basis, effective monitoring requires a handheld meter using a capillary (small vessel) blood sample, usually from a finger prick. This is in addition to a three, six or 12 monthly measure of the HbA1c, or glycated haemoglobin.

 

katemiya on hubpagesIn a person without diabetes, BGLs range between 4.0 - 7.8 millimoles of glucose per litre of blood (mmols/L) throughout the day, regardless of how they eat or exercise, or what stress they''t know what your individual targets are ask your GP or specialist.

 

If you want to know anything more about measuring your BGL talk to your diabetes educator or call our Helpline on 1800 177 055 to speak to one of our Diabetes Queensland Health Professionals.

 

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