A blood glucose levels chart is a handy thing to have access to for deciphering those glucose numbers on a blood test. Most of us don’t have any idea what good numbers are and looking at the glucose levels chart to compare it to your numbers can be enlightening.
Usually a grade of 100 is perfect and a higher score than that means extra credit points were added. That isn’t the case with a blood sugar level score, it’s more like golf where the lower the score the better off a person is. 100 is the upper level of where a person wants to be and higher than that can indicate existing health problems or future health problems that will develop.
The test results in the picture below show a glucose level of 102 which is just over the acceptable fasting blood glucose level. It’s not exactly the same as getting an “A” instead of an “A+”. It’s more like standing on the edge of a cliff and the jury is out on whether or not you are going to fall off or regain your balance and continue on your way.
My doctor told me that the profile of my blood test looks like metabolic syndrome or possible pre-diabetes and that steps need to be taken now to get things back on track and not fall off that cliff. I don’t need things looking like a diabetic blood sugar chart. Every year older I get those fasting glucose levels seem to creep up a little bit away from normal blood sugar levels. Getting them back in order is a matter of eating better and making sure that daily exercise is part of my life. The time to reverse that gradual increase in blood sugar levels is now when it can be done through diet and exercise, not later when it is a condition that needs to be managed with daily medicine.
A recent study suggests that a breakfast made up of low glycemic index foods can help a person keep blood sugar levels from spiking and then crashing during the rest of the day. The study recommended including almonds as part of breakfast to keep glucose levels in a normal range. I don’t think that the study was commissioned by almond growers so it is probably worth looking into. As you could probably guess lower glycemic index foods are lower in sugar and higher in fiber than most foods. It means a change to old eating habits and more focus on reading food labels than before.
Then other part to fighting pre-diabetes and keeping normal blood glucose levels is adding exercise to the day. I seem to go in spurts of regular daily exercise followed by periods of sloth and excessive television watching. More discipline and changing up old exercise routines is my plan to keep on track with an exercise program. Hopefully this will make the numbers on the blood sugar levels chart look better and not like the ones on a diabetic blood sugar chart.