What should your blood glucose targets be?

The blood glucose targets given below are a general guide only. Check with your doctor or nurse about your individualised blood glucose targets.

Test Targets
Pre-meal glucose

4.0-7.0 mmol/L

2 hours post-meal glucose < 10.0 mmol/L

The blood glucose target can be individualised in order to prevent risk of hypoglycaemia or other adverse effects associated with tight blood glucose control.

Discuss with your doctor about your blood glucose target if in doubt.

Ways to achieve better blood glucose targets

Keeping your blood glucose levels within the target range is important to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.

Here are some tips to help you to achieve a better blood glucose target:

  • Maintain healthy eating habits
  • Adherence to diabetes treatment
  • Maintain a record of your blood glucose checks and discuss the records with your doctor or nurse

See previous page to learn how to monitor your blood glucose levels.

Ref: O17

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