Type 1 sugar levels and control based on job description survey

I would like to do a survey based on Type 1 diabetics to see the difference (or if there is one) between working Type 1s and stay at home Type 1s.

Please just answer these few questions with Yes or No....
1. Are you able to keep your sugar levels between 5 and 10.....add 7 if you are consistently between 5 and 7.
2. Do you use a pump?

3. What do you do for a living.......add F for fulltime and P for parttime.

4. Are you unemployed.

Thanx so much for participating.


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Hello Cathy;

When doing a survey you should be detailed. What does the range 5-7 represent precisely? Eggs? Kittens? Mmol's? You need to identify the number you use are supposed to mean. Not using/being on any system which uses that kind of range I am not sure what that number should mean!

Please clarify... and we can answer
Sorry I am in Canada. I guess US would be betwee 50 and100 daily glucose levels
For the U.S. 5-10 would be 90-180. Or 5-7 would be 90-130.
I'm also unclear about what 5 and 7 means ... A1c? Daily glucose levels? Weekly glucose levels?
Assuming 5-10 is mmol/L, my answers are:

1. No, I usually go above 11 or below 4 at least once or twice a day even on my best days :(
2. Yes
3. Part-time grad student, plus regular part-time teaching job as well as subbing
4. No
1. Pretty much during the day, yes.
2. Yes.
3. Full-time - project manager, part-time freelance editor/writer
4. No.
1. Yes, on most days...Knock on wood.
2. You betcha!
3. Professional Ballet dancer, Full time to the max! That's not counting the workouts and physio therapy that goes into training.
4. No.
1. No (but my A1c has been below 6% for 10 months now, so I feel I'm doing just fine)
2. Yes
3. I am a teacher - full time
4. No
I've been a Type 1 for 54 years, way before there were diabetes' types.
1. Average 90-140 most days
2. No pump, but considering one if I could ever decide which pump.
3. I'm' 63, worked for a total of 8 years in real estate in my 30's, don't think I would be in such good shape if I had worked a career, full time position until retirement.
4. Not employed, but do volunteer work each week.
1. for the most part, but there are always some bad days
2. yes
3. always on the GO GO GO... F nursing student, F barista
4. nope! just underemployed. :)
1. No... sometimes
2. NO... when dogs scuba-dive I'll happily consider it again. Until then not likely.

3. P..... martial arts instructor -okinawan karate.

4. Yes....
1. yes
2. yes (+ CGM)
3. investigate car accidents
4. no




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