Recommended Blood Sugar Targets

Blood glucose numbers are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) have slightly different recommendations for blood glucose targets for people with type 2 diabetes:

Timing ADA recommendations AACE recommendations
Fasting and before meals 70-130 mg/dL for nonpregnant adults <110 mg/dL
2 hours after eating a meal <180 mg/dL for nonpregnant adults <140 mg/dL

Talk to your doctor to learn more about your blood glucose targets. They can help you determine which guidelines to target, or if you need to set your own glucose targets.