What Is Blood Sugar?
Blood sugar, also known as glucose, is the main sugar source that is found in your bloodstream. Blood sugar primarily comes from the food that you eat and serves as your body’s primary energy source. This is because your blood carries this glucose to the cells of the body.
What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?
Blood sugar levels tend to fluctuate depending on what you eat, but the normal ranges for adults who aren’t diabetics before eating or fasting is 72-99 mg/dL. For those that are being treated for diabetes, this number increases to 80-130 mg/dL. According to the American Diabetes Association, this blood sugar level should be less than 180 mg/dL about 2 hours after eating a meal and the fasting glucose should be 80-130 mg/dL before.