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What Are the Normal Blood Glucose Levels?

What exactly is blood glucose? Well it is the food source for our cells and we get glucose primarily by eating carbohydrates. The carbohydrates go in as food then are transformed into sugar. These sugar or blood glucose levels are controlled by insulin and glucagons. Insulin is an essential hormone released from the pancreas when sugar levels rise.

A normal blood sugar should fall below 150 mg, but not any lower than 70 mg. If your blood sugar is not, within this range, it is time to see the doctor and here is why:
• Constantly being above 150 mg is an indicator of high blood sugar
• Consistently being below 70 mg is an indicator of low blood sugar.

These blood sugar levels are what are known as hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia respectively. The worst of the two is the last one this condition can be potentially life threatening. Here are some signs of hypoglycemia:
• Being chronically tired or lethargic
• Increased mood swing in particular irritability
• Passing out
• Confusion or serious memor…