I often read that people have a 'tight control' over their diabetes and was wondering what ranges count as 'tight control'. I try to keep my numbers in the 5-6 mmol range (90-110) - what do you aim…Continue
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"I'm really careful to rotate my fingers - each finger gets used on three days a month. Finger 1 - the 1st, 11th, 21st. Finger 2 - the 2nd, 12th, 22nd etc. And I try to use a different spot each time I test on that finger. And I use the minimum…"
"I just love banoffee pie - my local coffee shop gets in little, individual serves weighing 95g (I got them to weigh one the other day). I save up for this rare treat and have one if everything has been going superbly well for a while. I feel…"
"Thanks so much for your replies everyone - the information is really helpful. I've got my diabetes under control without much help from outside sources so I really appreciate being able to read the forums here and to get some sort of an idea of…"
"Boy, howdy, well said.
There are soooo many variables for all of us to deal with.
For myself, I have to go to bed at 150 because I have an overnight drop every night and my overnight basals are set pretty darn low. One unti at night gets me a 200…"
"Thanks, bsc. But I would say I only keep my blood sugar in that range more like 75% of the time (and am happy with that). I guess I hate to sound sour grapes but I think it is hard for diabetics of either type to hear people who keep their blood…"
"Shouldn't everyone have a target range??? A target range is just a range that I aim for, that's it. I don't hit it even 50% of the time (I know—some here would consider that horrible, but that's what my pump software says).…"
"Type 2 here: It's cool that you are ABLE to have a target range; I have no control over what my fasting number is going to be, and can only adjust what I eat and how I exercise in order to impact postprandial numbers. I would love to be able to…"
"I'm a type 2 who uses insulin. I try to keep my blood sugars in the range of 70-120. Tight control to me means keep your average blood sugar as close to normal as possible while avoiding blood sugar swings that place you at risk for a hypo. It…"
"I like the 85ish "goal" but I don't beat myself up if it's off, I look at it as an opportunity to do a good job fixing it? I also will try to steer for it to be a bit higher when I'm going to exercise more intensely."
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