Keeping your blood sugars well-controlled
How do healthy blood sugar levels help prevent a stroke?
If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels will be affected. High blood sugar levels can damage your blood vessels and increase your chance of a heart attack or stroke.
What are healthy blood sugar ranges for most people with diabetes?
In the morning before you eat or drink (also called fasting blood sugar): 4 to 7 mmol/L
After eating (2 hours): 5 to 10 mmol/L
Most people should aim for Hemoglobin A1C of 7% or lower. This is a blood test that shows how your blood sugars have been over the past 3 months.
How do I keep healthy blood sugar levels?
Work with your diabetes healthcare team to keep your blood sugars at a healthy level.
The team may include:
To keep healthy blood sugar levels, you should:
- Keep track of your blood sugar levels
- Eat a healthy diet
- Be active every day
- Keep a healthy body weight
- Keeping your Hemoglobin A1C levels at 7% or lower.
- Taking your blood sugar medicine or insulin as prescribed
Get a blood test to check your Hemoglobin A1C & every 3 months.