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Blood Sugar Control: Fluctuating Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar Control: Fluctuating Blood Sugar

It’s normal for blood sugar levels to fluctuate in people who have diabetes. Blood glucose can peak one to two hours after the first bite of food, then should drop back to pre-meal levels. Diabetes medications work to lower the glucose level or prevent it from going too high. Physical activity also lowers blood sugar. Stress and illness typically raise blood glucose. 

Ask your health care provider for target ranges for blood sugar and when it’s best for you to test.