What are safe blood sugar levels? For a diabetic, safe blood sugar levels are the most important thing to know as it affects your entire life. For those who are caretakers of diabetics this is also very important so that they can properly care for the diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that is becoming more and more common in today’s sugar filled meals. Diabetes is also known as hyperglycemia, which stands for high blood sugar. When your body has diabetes the pancreas produces too little of the chemical known as Insulin, this chemical is used by the body to convert the sugar in the blood into energy that the body’s cells can use. When this chemical is to low the amount of sugar in the blood rises to dangerous levels. This can cause serious damage to the body over time such as heart disease, eye failure, nerve damage, and kidney failure. But all of this can be avoided if you keep your blood sugar at a healthy level.
In order to keep safe blood sugar levels you should buy a small unit called a blood glucose meter this small unit is used to measure the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. The units are small enough to be held in your hand and easy to read. The units use small plastic strips with special chemicals inside them to help measure the blood. First a small amount of blood is inserted to a small opening in the strip. (the blood is drawn using a special needle known as a lancet) The strip is inserted into the meter and the meter measures it and displays the results on a small screen on the side. These units are very cheap and can even be gotten for free if need be. The safe blood sugar levels amount are 64.8 mg/dl to 120 mg/dl. A person with diabetes will have their blood sugar way above that so they must keep it in check. Also talk to your doctor about keeping safe blood sugar levels.