People with diabetes are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Community First Health Plans offers Disease Management Programs that educate Members and work to ensure the right care at the right time.
What does a “good” sugar level look like?
- While everyone has a different blood sugar range, your Provider can help you determine your goal target. The typical blood sugar target is:
- Before you eat: 80 to 130 mg/dl
- Two hours after you started eating: Less than 180 mg/dl
- Your Provider can determine what times you need to check your blood sugar. The most common times include:
- When you first wake up (fasting)
- Before a meal
- Two hours after a meal
- At bedtime
What are ways to manage my blood sugar levels?
- Managing diabetes is all about lifestyle choices. Some of the most common ways to manage your blood sugar levels are:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Log your blood sugar readings so you can monitor them
- Limit alcohol
- Use portion control when eating