Measuring blood sugar levels is one of the primary tests of any health check up. Every doctor would ask you whether you have high blood sugar (a condition called diabetes) before he prescribes any medicine. The sugar levels in the body are controlled by insulin. It is when the secretion of insulin in sufficient amount does not happen that the sugar levels increase. Increase in sugar levels come with a number of problems. Therefore, it shall be tested periodically if a person is already diabetic.
For the benefit of the readers, the normal range values of the blood sugar levels in body are as follows:
|Blood Sugar Tests|
|Blood Sugar Fasting||60-100||MG/DL|
|Blood Sugar PP||80-140||MG/DL|
Blood sugar is tested by doing a blood test early in morning with empty stomach and then repeating it about 1.5 hrs after taking breakfast. The normal range levels of both these tests is given in the table above.