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What Is the Normal Blood Sugar Reading?

Updated July 19, 2017

Normal blood sugar is the amount of glucose that is circulating through the blood vessels when the body is at rest.

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U.S. Blood Sugar Standard Measurements

In the United States, the standard measurement for a normal blood sugar reading is 70 to 100 mg/dl (millilitres over decilitres).

Canadian Measurement

In Canada, the standard measurement for a normal blood sugar reading is 4 to 7 mmol/L (millimoles over litres).

Great Britain's Target

In Great Britain, the target blood sugar reading number to obtain is 5.0 mmol/L (millilitres over litres).

Haemoglobin A1c Test

The haemoglobin (hgb) A1c test that measures average blood sugar for two to three months is measured in units used by the whole world.

How Many Carbs Per Day?

For diabetics, target carbohydrate consumption is limited to 300 grams per day. Some doctors regulate their patients to fewer grams per day.

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About the Author

During 17 years, Janin Santa won a scholarship for writing a science fiction short story and illustrated and published her own children's book, "Different Animals." She has CMA training, CNA training and graphic arts skills. She is working on a second children's book, "Dancing Pictures."

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