Blood Sugar Chart


A blood sugar chart can be very important for a diabetic. The diabetes condition causes many fluctuations in the sugar levels of anyone suffering from it. If those levels go beyond a certain point the body can suffer irreversible damage. Some of the problems that might arise from uncontrolled diabetes are hypertension, heart disease, renal failure, blindness and nerve problems.



Most of the arteries and nerves in the body can lose functionality if the condition is left untreated. Keeping an eye in your sugar levels is essential to avoid complications and one of the best ways to do that is by having a blood sugar chart.

The chart is a very powerful tool that can indicate the fluctuations of sugar in the blood during your daily activities. A typical chart may include the date of the test, the exact time, the sugar level and any other information that could be relevant to your doctor. Important details that could be added to the chart are the type of food consumed before or after the test has been done, how much food has been ingested, names of medications and the times when they were taken, exercises performed and their duration. Basically you must include every little bit of information about your daily routine that could somehow affect the sugar levels in your blood.

A very simplified example of a chart of the sugar in the blood is shown:


Blood Sugar Chart
   Date            Time        Sugar Level     Important Information


Click here to print a full size chart in pdf


In order to take the measurements you will need a glucose meter to check your sugar.

This is a medical device used to determine the concentration of sugar in your bloodstream. The measures taken are likely to be in mg/dl. In addition to the meter you will also need strips and lancets. The strips are the small pieces where you put the blood to be measured and the lancets are very small devices with a small blade or a needle used to obtain the blood sample. Once you have taken your test is important to compare it with standard values. This can give you an indication on how well you are doing.

The average person has a sugar level between 80 and 120 mg/dl just after waking up and before eating anything. The same sugar concentration should be observed just before consuming any of the other meals of the day. This level should be obtained after 4 hours since your last meal. If the level is over that visit your doctor as soon as possible.



A value over 200 mg/dl at any point during the day means you have a very high chance of being diabetic which also merits an immediate visit to your physician.













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