Not long ago people would laugh and call you a wimp or a worrier if you mentioned that you were concerned with normal glucose levels. of course you may first have to explain what a glucose level was. In those days people got up to a full breakfast of eggs, gravy, biscuits, and bacon so loaded with cholesterol that they should have been able to hear their arteries hardening and it was not uncommon for a person to be dead of heart attack or stroke before they reached the ripe old age of fifty. Nowadays, due to advancements in medical science and more knowledge about proper nutrition death and disability rates from heart attack, stroke, and cancer are on the decrease, but diabetes rates continue to rise making maintaining normal glucose levels ever more important for an ever growing number of people.
Normal glucose levels are generally considered to be between 60 and 100, but these numbers can be influenced by such factors as age, weight, and other health conditions, so the best way to ascertain your normal glucose levels is by getting advice from your doctor. Keeping normal glucose levels is doubly important if you have a family history of diabetes as there is strong evidence that the inclination toward becoming a diabetic runs in families.
If you have a family history of diabetes you should be on the lookout for increased thirst, increased hunger, and increased urination as these are the classic signs that a diabetic condition may be developing. If you start to experience these symptoms a quick and simple glucose tolerance test can be done at your doctor’s office to determine of your body is metabolizing glucose correctly. Since the only way to decrease the detrimental health effects of diabetes is maintaining normal glucose levels as much as possible the sooner you get diagnosed the sooner you can get on with a long, active, and otherwise healthy life.