What is a "Healthy" glucose level?
Its interesting many of the lab ranges used by conventional medicine are not based on healthy people or optimal health. Levels for all kinds of labs, especially nutrition labs, are based on known deficiency levels. In other words, if your level of vitamin D drops below 30, you are at risk for bone disease (Vitamin D is important for many other important functions in our body). So many doctors who see vitamin D at or around 30 will tell you your fine. Because of this many people now are exploring what is an optimal level for these labs and nutrient levels. What is optimal is largely undefined in humans... interesting we know a lot about optimal health of animals and because of that have fed them differently for many years.
For this post I am linking to an interesting article on glucose levels. Levels Health and Nutri Sense offer Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) and consulting to help users understand what an optimal glucose level might be for them, as an individual. For years we've had to rely on random finger sticks and lab markers which can be a lot less reliable than we might think, A CGM allows you to track glucose levels every few minutes for days allowing you to see how your glucose fluctuates around your diet, activity and sleep levels. Oh, yeah dont forget stress :) Seeing this data can be life changing so if you have a chance check it out. This information along with a lab insulin level are key indicators of your metabolic health....
For info on CGM click below