Hi everyone –
I just followed a link left from Michelle Curtis a few days ago on a different thread, leading to a talk on www.diabetes-symposium.org about data from CGM studies in normal people. These were people with an average A1c of 5, about 27 years old, so pretty young and healthy.
Apparently, the normal subjects in this study had BG levels that ranged from 55 to 160, which is a much larger range than I understood to be the case. The average postprandial BG was 100 -165, with 132 being average. The biggest spikes in these non-diabetics was after breakfast, with the spike appearing pretty reliably at around 45 minutes (not 1hour or 1.5 hours). Nighttime glucose was really stable in these people.
I’m not sure how much of this info people are already aware of, but it does make me feel a bit more comfortable about my ranges.
Christiansen, Prof. J. S., On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the EASD, Copenhagen, 13-Sep-06, What is Normal Glucose? – Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data from Healthy Subjects