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Before a meal, especially dinner: took a preprandial walk in the woods.
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of or relating to the period immediately before lunch or dinner: enjoy a preprandial drink.
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(priˈpræn di əl)

appropriate to the period just before dinner.
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Adj.1.preprandial - preceding a meal (especially dinner); "a preprandial drink"
postprandial - following a meal (especially dinner); "his postprandial cigar"; "took a postprandial walk"
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The panel also advised lowering preprandial blood sugar values to 110 mg/dL and postprandial values to 140 mg/dL
TABLE 1 Summary of ADA Recommendations for Glycemic Control A1C <7% * Preprandial capillary 90 to 130 mg/dL plasma glucose Peak postprandial capillary <180 mg/dL plasma glucose A1C, glycosylated hemoglobin.
In non--critical care units, 110 mg/dL is the preprandial target, while 180 mg/dL is the maximum postprandial glucose value.
Recent data indicate that a simple treatment algorithm based on preprandial glucose patterns can be as effective as carbohydrate counting for the dose titration of prandial insulin.
In the first study, 150 patients with type 2 diabetes were randomized to repaglinide or to nateglinide, with the goal of reaching preprandial glycemic targets of 90-140 mg/dL.
In noncritical care units, preprandial glucose should be 110 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL should be the maximal glucose concentration.
The American College of Endocrinology recommends that patients have a preprandial glucose level below 110 mg/ dL, a 2-hour PPG level below 140 mg/dL, and [HbA.sub.1c] value below 6.5% (Endocr.
The ADA recommends the use of diet and insulin therapy to maintain preprandial plasma glucose levels of <105 mg/dL and 2-hour postprandial levels below <130 mg/dL in gestational diabetes.
The goal was to achieve a tasting blood glucose of 60-90 rag/dL, a preprandial glucose of 60-100 mg/dL, and a 1-hour postprandial glucose level of 120 mg/dL or lower.
The ACE/AACE consensus conference resulted in recommendations for tighter control of blood glucose both before and 2 hours after meals (less than 110 mg/dL preprandial, less than 140 mg/dL 2 hours postprandial) and a goal for hemoglobin [A.sub.1c] of less than 6.5%, all of which have been the European standards for some time.
In non-critical care units, 110 rag/dL is the preprandial target, while 180 mg/dL is the maximum postprandial glucose value.
(5,7,9) No consistent difference was shown between preprandial and postprandial blood glucose levels in their strength of association with HbA1c levels.