Not Medical Advice: Age isn't a factor when it comes to determining a safe blood sugar level. However, the danger of developing type 2 diabetes does increase with age. A truly normal fasting blood sugar before a meal is between 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) and 92 mg/dl (5.0 mmol/L).
Doctors consider any fasting blood sugar between 70 mg/dl (3.9 mg/dl) and 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) to be normal. But several studies propose that people whose fasting blood sugar is over 92 mg/dl (5.1 mmol/L) are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes over the next decade.
Keep snacking on those berries and dark chocolate and sipping on red wine and tea: Consuming them may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that people who eat items that contain certain groups of flavonoids, called flavones and anthocyanins, have lower insulin resistance and can regulate their blood sugar better, possibly helping reduce their risk for Type 2 diabetes. Read more at CBS News.
As reported by mobihealthnews, only about 1.2 percent of people with diabetes use a mobile application to manage their condition, according to a new report by Research2Guidance. That’s a group of about 1.6 million users. However, the firm predicts that by 2018 that number will rise to 24 million users, or 7.8 percent of people with diabetes. Find out more here.