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Prediabetes About the target limits of readings

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by erenta, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. erenta

    erenta Prediabetes · Member

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    Hi, two questions for you please:

    1) As a T2 prediabetic, which target limits shall I take into account? The ones for healthy people or the ones for diabetics (T2)?

    2) Where can I find those target limits/normal range online? I find controversial information online and in the cards included in my BG monitoring device etc.

    Thanks a lot
    :)
     
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    Deleted Account · Guest

    @erenta Welcome to the forum
    www.diabetes.co.uk is a great resource - not just the forum.
    If you go to the home page, you will find a lot of very easy to read articles. It is like entering a great library of everything you could want to know about diabetes.
    For example, this page (https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges.html) should answer your questions.

    But please don't stop there. I highly recommend taking a look around: reading about Prediabetes, Living with Diabetes, Treatments and more.
     
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  3. erenta

    erenta Prediabetes · Member

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    Thank you, @helensaramay!

    I have already found this page but it contains 3 different parts for target levels and I'm confused.

    1) Table with the NICE recommendation (4 - 5.9)
    2) Normal and diabetic blood sugar ranges (4 - 5.4)
    3) Table with plasma targets (below 5.5)

    Which one shall I use for my device which monitors my BG?
    thanks again
     
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    Redshank Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @erenta Welcome
    I am Prediabetic. In setting my own targets I decided that I wanted to be in the healthy range rather than the Diabetic range.
    This is what I aim for. You may not always achieve it, but to me it made more sense than aiming to get worse
     
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  5. erenta

    erenta Prediabetes · Member

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    Yes, that's what I thought. I'd like to be in the normal range again, therefore I'll be more strict with my target.
    Thanks
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Some people are on medication to achieve targets, so the T2D targets are a balance between blood sugar level and not being over medicated. As you are not on medication you can safely aim for the non-diabetic range.
     
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    erenta Prediabetes · Member

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    thank you!
     
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