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I was going to answer, but our ways of measuring blood sugar are different.
Can i ask how you measure your in the states?
For us a Blood Sugar of between 5-9mmol is considered great.
But i've seen a patient with a blood sugar of 1.9,
When we talk about blood sugars in the US, we generally mean blood glucose -- a single moment "snapshot" of the current level. If it is measured in whole blood in (e.g. in a finger stick), the upper end of the normal range is around 110. I forget what the low end of the range is, but it is somewhere around 70 or 80 I think. (I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong on that.)
When specimens are sent to the lab, it get spun down and the glucose is measured in the serum and not the whole blood. Those levels tend to be about 10% lower. The upper end of normal is considered to be about 70-100.
For people with glucose metabolism issues (such as diabetics), we also measure the Hemoglobin A1C -- which indicates how the glucose has been running over the last 3 or 4 months. That may be test you mentioned with the range of 5-9. My physician (and many others) prefer to set 6 as a goal for their diabetic patients. As a newly diagnosed diabetic, my official goal is to keep mine below 6 -- though I am stiving for below 5.