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What is tight control?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marianne Aug 15, 2011. 14 Replies

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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Marianne replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"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…"
Aug 15, 2011
Laura S. replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"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…"
Aug 14, 2011
Zoe replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"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…"
Aug 14, 2011
Jen replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"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).…"
Aug 14, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"I said I try for 70-120, I can't always achieve that either. I actually think for a T1, if you keep your blood sugar within 70-140 more than 90% of the time, then you certainly have tight control."
Aug 14, 2011
Kari replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"My goal range is 80-100"
Aug 14, 2011
Zoe replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"Well I guess I sure don't have tight control! I like my blood sugar to be between 70 and 140 and don't always achieve that!"
Aug 14, 2011
Frances replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"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…"
Aug 14, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"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…"
Aug 14, 2011
Ed replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"I'm a type 2, for me personally tight control is fasting bg of 70-85 and 85-110 2hrs after meals, I've been in this range for the last 6 years, I was diagnosed as type 2 in 2004."
Aug 14, 2011
acidrock23 replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"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."
Aug 14, 2011
Ripsnarl replied to Marianne's discussion 'What is tight control?'
"I am kind of new to this Diabetes thing, but have been told that I have "tight control". I shoot for a BG of between 80 and 100. "
Aug 13, 2011

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At 6:22am on April 30, 2011, Doris D said…
I saw where you comment back to yourself. If you want to comment back to other's just hit the "comment back" bar under our comments or hit our picture and it will take you to our pages where you can leave your comment back to us and also read a bit about us. I don't know about other's here but I'm bad about not looking back on our new member's pages to see if they made a minor mistake like you did.
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