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What is a normal fasting blood sugar level?

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A normal fasting blood sugar level is 100 or less. Prediabetes is a fasting blood sugar of 101 to 125. A fasting blood sugar of 126 or greater indicates diabetes.

SOURCES:

CDC: “High Blood Pressure: Frequently Asked Questions,” “Measuring Blood Pressure,” “High Blood Pressure Statistics and Maps,” “High Blood Pressure Facts.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk.”

American Council on Exercise: “Physical Activity vs. Exercise: What’s the Difference?”

American Journal of Epidemiology: “Prolonged Leisure Time Spent Sitting in Relation to Cause-Specific Mortality in a Large U.S. Cohort.”

American Heart Association: “Stress and Heart Health.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Making Sense of Cholesterol Tests.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 23, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “High Blood Pressure: Frequently Asked Questions,” “Measuring Blood Pressure,” “High Blood Pressure Statistics and Maps,” “High Blood Pressure Facts.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk.”

American Council on Exercise: “Physical Activity vs. Exercise: What’s the Difference?”

American Journal of Epidemiology: “Prolonged Leisure Time Spent Sitting in Relation to Cause-Specific Mortality in a Large U.S. Cohort.”

American Heart Association: “Stress and Heart Health.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Making Sense of Cholesterol Tests.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 23, 2020

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