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Post Prandial Blood Sugar Level

Postprandial blood sugar is the amount of glucose in the blood after a meal, which is generally tested a couple of hours after a meal. According to the American Diabetes Association, postprandial blood sugar level should be under 140 mg/dL.

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Why is postprandial less than fasting sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, My father's age is 80. My father's fasting sugar is 111 mg/dL and PP is 83 mg/dL. Is it considered normal? Why is the PP less than fasting sugar? Please help us with your kind advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is he taking any medicines for lowering sugar? If not, the PP (postprandial) might be lower as it depends upon the calories taken in during breakfast and the amount of insulin produced by the body. Provided both are in the normal range and above 75 to 80, it does not ma...  Read Full »

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