What is a healthy glucose level and why is the suggested level between 80-110 mg/dl?

Written by Lukas
Updated 1 year ago

A blood glucose ‘curve’ is the line we can draw on a graph to show the increase or decrease in our blood glucose levels as a result of eating, stress, exercise, or sleep. Ideally, we should always try to keep our blood glucose levels within a healthy range of 80-110 mg/dl.

The amount of blood glucose in our body is constantly changing and fluctuating. Typically, our blood glucose levels are at their lowest in the mornings before we have breakfast, and at our highest just after eating a meal, particularly if that meal is high in carbohydrates. We also experience higher blood glucose levels when we exercise, or when we feel stressed. If our blood glucose levels rise sharply above this range, then we are experiencing a glucose spike.

Our recommended range of 80-110 mg/dl is based on data from our scientific experts (e.g. Dr. Eran Elinav). We are also aware that it is not always possible to stay within this range, but what is important is how quickly you return to the range/your baseline.

Read more about the blood glucose curves, spikes, drops, and what it all means on our blog. 

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