You might see some charts, or read some articles that say ‘blood sugar chart' or ‘blood sugar levels' and others that say ‘blood glucose chart' or ‘blood glucose levels.'
This tends to confuse people, especially if you're newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
The thing is, there is no difference between the terms blood sugar vs blood glucose.
Blood sugar and blood glucose both mean exactly the same thing. Therefore, the words ‘sugar' and ‘glucose' are often used interchangeably.
So if you're reading an article about blood glucose levels and another about blood sugar levels, the blood sugar and glucose values are both the same thing.
For instance, normal blood sugar levels are 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) 2-hours after a meal vs normal glucose levels are 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) 2-hours after a meal.
Likewise, normal fasting blood sugar is under 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) vs normal fasting blood glucose is under 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L).
KEY POINT: The words sugar and glucose refer to the same thing.
So from now on in whenever you're reading stuff about diabetes you can leave that confusion behind knowing they mean the same thing.
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