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What Do FBG and PPG Mean?

FBG, Fasting Blood Glucose, measures blood glucose after you have not eaten for at least 8 hours (for example, before breakfast).

PPG, Post-Prandial Glucose, measures blood glucose after you eat a meal. When you measure PPG, your reading should be done 2 hours after you took your first bite of the meal, and not 2 hours after you finished eating the meal.

Pre-meal blood glucose is measured immediately before you eat.

A1C - (sometimes referred to as HbA1C) is a blood test that measures your average blood glucose level over the last 2 to 3 months.

The Canadian Diabetes Association has recommended targets for your blood glucose. It's really important that you try to keep your blood glucose as close to the target range as possible. By doing this, you may prevent or delay the complications associated with diabetes. The targets shown in the table below are ranges for most people with diabetes. Your health professional may recommend more specific targets for you.

All three blood glucose measurements, A1C, before and after meals, are important measurements for your diabetes control.

The Canadian Diabetes Association recommended blood glucose targets for people with diabetes.

What Do FBG and PPG Mean?
*A1CFasting blood glucose/Blood glucose before mealsBlood glucose two hours after eating
Target for most people with diabetesLess than or equal to 7%4.0-7.0 mmol/L5.0-10.0 mmol/L

*A1C is a measure of your average blood glucose control over the past 2-3 months.
50% of the value comes from the last 30 days
**Glycemic targets should be individualized based on the individual’s age, duration of diabetes, risk of severe hypoglycemia, presence or absence of cardiovascular disease and life expectancy.