Type 2 diabetes, means your body does not use insulin properly, causing insulin insufficiency. To control your diabetes, you must know well of your blood sugar numbers on a daily basis, figuring out it is too high, too low, or just right.
Two numbers to measure your blood sugar:
- The hemoglobin A1c value.
It measures your blood sugar control over the last 3 months.
|A1c Level||What It Means|
|Less than 5.7%||Normal (minimal Risk for Type 2 Diabetes)|
|5.7% to 6.4%||“Prediabetes,” meaning at risk for developing type 2 diabetes|
|6.5% or greater||Diagnosed diabetes|
- A finger-stick test
It tells you what your blood sugar is at the time you test.
Ideal values are: Before Meals 80-120 mg/dl . At Bedtime 100-140 mg/dl .