People usually have a target between 4-7mmol/l before eating, and under 8.5-8mmol/l two hours after eating a meal.
Triggers for high blood sugar include:
- An illness
- Lack of exercise
- Eating too much
- Missing a dose of medication
- Taking steroids.
How to lower blood sugar levels
If you’re experiencing hyperglycaemia, the NHS recommends you avoid food and drinks that cause blood sugar levels to spike – examples include cake and sugary drinks.
“Exercise more often,” the NHS suggested. One of the most useful movements to lower high blood sugar is to go for a walk.