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I was recently diagnosed with type II diabetes.

I'm a little confused as to what my blood glucose levels should be - both fasting and non-fasting. What is the right answer? Are there any good resources for learning more about the topic?
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.

The American Diabetes Association has a great website with a lot of information that may be helpful for you.  Also, medhelp has a lot of resources as well as communities where you can meet/talk with other people who have type 2 diabetes.    You should ask your doctor where he or she wants your blood sugars to be.  Typically, you want to keep your bloodsugars as close to normal as possible- this means a fasting blood sugar of less than 100mg/dl. Non fasting blood sugars should be less than 180 mg/dl.  However, target ranges are individualized and you should really discuss this with your doctor.  Good luck.

Bridget
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