I am a Type 2 with an A1C of 10.1.
I was diagnosed several years ago and I was given a chart with targets. During the day I always managed to reach "normal" blood sugar levels. I seem to have the "Dawn Effect" which I was never able to control. I don't go low overnight, I checked several times. I could sometimes hit the target of 4 to 7 when I got up but not often. Regularly increasing meds made no difference in fact, it got worse. I'm usually 9.8 in the mornings now but it takes 2 glasses of wine and peanut butter or cheese before bed to get it down to that. It is usually down after breakfast. I'm beginning to hate wine. Any suggestions?
In Apr/May, for the first time I was out of control swinging through the high teens... hence the high A1C. I have managed to get my readings down to between 7 -10 throughout June and I know that it isn't good enough. I have an appointment with a trainer for the low carb diet and exercise plan but I have some questions before I go.
1) What are the current targets in Canada today ?
2) What is the current target for the A1C?