Understanding and Managing Fasting Blood Sugar Levels

Fasting blood sugar is measured after an 8-hour overnight fast.

The normal range is typically 70-100 mg/dL (3.9-5.6 mmol/L).

Fasting levels between 100-125 mg/dL (5.6-6.9 mmol/L) may indicate prediabetes.

A fasting level of 126 mg/dL (7 mmol/L) or higher on two occasions usually indicates diabetes.

Individual variations can occur within the normal range.

Stick to regular meal schedules and avoid skipping meals to help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Stress can impact blood sugar levels. Practice stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness, meditation, or yoga.