Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive


What is a normal blood sugar level for a teenage girl? Is it true the blood sugar levels sometimes rise when you are sick?

At this time, the levels are the same for adults and teenagers. If this was an A1c test which measures results over a 3 month period, she should be closer to 5.0-5.3. Stressors will raise blood sugars, but not into abnormal ranges unless there is the potential (genetic/autoimmune) for developing diabetes. Start getting assistance with good eating habits, encourage high activity, and get her fasting blood sugar levels rechecked. Being around 80 in the morning (fasting) is a good goal for her.

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