Best Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetics

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The ADA advises doctors to create more stringent blood sugar targets in the 6 to 6.5 percent range for patients who haven't had diabetes very long, who have a long life expectancy and have no presence of CVD. 

On the other end of the spectrum, if the patient has a limited life expectancy, health complications and a long history of hypoglycemia, a more relaxed blood sugar target goal in the 7.5 to 8 percent range could be recommended. 

Using a Blood Glucose Meter to Check Your Levels 

After your doctor has provided individual blood sugar guidelines, you can keep tabs on your levels by using a blood glucose meter at home. You'll want to check your user's manual for specific instructions to ensure you get accurate results.