The above infographic covered the basics about how blood sugar, glucose and insulin works… including how to prevent HYPO and HYPER Glycemia. But what most people don’t understand is that your blood sugar levels literally control how you LOOK and FEEL! Insulin controls aging… wrinkles, hair loss, forgetfulness, muscle loss and fat gain. Normal Blood Glucose Levels Chart Glucose levels also affect your emotions – anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue, hunger, etc. #glucoselevels #blood sugar
With regard to hypoglycemia, the contribution of diet is somewhat counterintuitive. If too much rapidly-digested carbohydrate is consumed and absorbed quickly, an ensuing hypoglycemic episode can follow if the body generates an exaggerated insulin response to bring post-meal glucose levels back down (Kuipers 1999). This is called reactive hypoglycemia (Bell 1985).
Adults A Normal blood sugar level is between 3.6 and 5.8 mM (mmol/l), 65 and 105 mg/dl for a healthy person. The concentration of glucose in the blood of healthy people in the morning on an empty stomach is between 68 and 108 mg/dl (3.8 to 6.0 mmol / l). Two hours after consuming foods or drinks rich in carbohydrates, the values are usually between 120 and 140 mg/dl (6.7 to 7.8 mmol / l).
Blood glucose levels can rise well above normal for significant periods without producing any permanent effects or symptoms. However, chronic hyperglycemia at levels more than slightly above normal can produce a very wide variety of serious complications over a period of years, including kidney damage, neurological damage, cardiovascular damage, damage to the retina or damage to feet and legs. Diabetic neuropathy may be a result of long-term hyperglycemia.