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Are you hitting the 3 main diabetes targets?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by benedict, Apr 5, 2013.

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How many of the main 3 diabetes health targets are you meeting?

  1. I'm meeting all 3 of the targets

    24 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. I'm meeting 2 of the targets

    52 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. I meet 1 of the targets

    27 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. I'm currently meeting none of the targets

    14 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. benedict

    benedict · Well-Known Member
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    In this week's news we learned that only 1 in 5 of us with diabetes are meeting the 3 main diabetes health targets, which are:

    • HbA1c - 6.5% (48 mmol/l) or less
      Blood pressure - 130/80 or less
      Total cholesterol - less than 4.0 mmol/l

    How many of the targets are you meeting? Take part in the poll. Results are anonymous and it is just for fun.

    If you have advice for meeting any of the targets or are currently struggling to meet one or more of the above, discuss with others on this thread.

    Benedict
     
  2. Jelaca

    Jelaca Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I said 2, I find it so hard to get the HBA1C in the right zone
     
  3. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2 for me - but I don't want my cholesterol to be below 4, thank you! My lipid profile meets all the present requirements, and my Total:HDL ratio is better than good - so why should my total be below 4? I'm happy with below 5 - and so is my GP.

    Viv 8)
     
  4. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    my 1 was a bit optimistic but i havent had bp for a while so lets hope huh, lol
     
  5. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am with viv on cholesterol mine is 5.1 and I am ok with that ,GP says ok
    CAROL
     
  6. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2 for me too :D

    BP reading just taken at home 118/75 with a pulse of 82 which means I'm alive I guess, seems OK for me :)

    My cholesterol is letting me down here as the last count was 4.7 although it has been down to 3.9. My last blood test shows my HDL at 1.8 and the cholest/HDL ratio at 2.6 whatever that means!? Not bothered, its close enough for jazz.

    Anyway the HbA1c is my only goal now, so I'm not going to loose any sleep on not getting 3 stars.

    Although had I answered this last year I would have sneaked the full 3 stars :(

    Not that I am in any way competitive or anything :shifty:
     
  7. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    My blood pressure and cholesterol are just outside the targets, but my doctor is happy with them
    Hana
     
  8. Viking

    Viking · Active Member

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    2 for me. HbA1c is up the creek and rising. My Blood Pressure and Cholesterol are fine, but helped by pills.
     
  9. Geocacher

    Geocacher · Well-Known Member

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    My HbA1C, and blood pressure are good and have been long term. However, my Cholesterol is slightly high. I take eztimibe to lower it and it does help but it's not as effective as statins. I react badly to statins so my choice is to either live with slightly high cholesterol or be disabled with muscle and joint pain.
     
  10. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    All three...thanks to Statins!!
     
  11. Hilary52

    Hilary52 · Well-Known Member

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    2 out of 3. No idea what my cholesterol is but will get it checked by doc.



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  12. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    As a long term type 1 I have no intention of lowering my hba1c to 6.5% unless I was low carbing and even then I would only be ok if I also had cgm.
     
  13. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Same as iHs...Couldnt answer though... Gp hba1.c said 7.2... Hosp hba1c 6.5...both are either right or wrong!!

    BP again depends whether at gp or hosp.. At gp will be 110/80 ish ... Hospital 145/90 ish....

    I fail on one or other etc depending where I go!!! And wheremy blood takenfrom.. Arm or finger.. Left armor right arm.

    I believe my gp results personally as I'mmore relaxed there...
     
  14. badcat

    badcat · Guest

    2for me - cholesterol is above 4 but not at a level where they would look at prescribing anything ( wouldn't take statins anyway)
     
  15. Sheppie84

    Sheppie84 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not hitting the bp target, hopefully quitting the ciggies will help with that one though (day 4 of no real ciggies)!

    HBA1c - find out Monday.

    Cholesterol - I have no idea!




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  16. gemma486

    gemma486 · Active Member

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    Well my blood pressure is 125/75 the rest we shall not speak about


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  17. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No idea, will report at next hb1ac and cholesterol test as its an interesting thread.
    SEE GOVERNMENT? If we dont test how do we know??
    FOOLS! :roll: rant over, apologies.

    @myroomsadisco
     
  18. cherylle

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    Mine is col is 5 so iv had my satins changed this week.blood pressure 160 had to be given another blood pressure drug also.my b g was 4.3 and the worse bit showing protein in my urine now am scared to death.
    I was only told i wad type 2 on january am doing everything i should i started my diet 3 weeks ago.iv had my eyes and feet checked been to the dieatican and everyhing was good.
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  19. pav

    pav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    looks like I meet none of them, blood pressure is 124 / 95, HbA1c 7.6 and cholesterol 4.3, all following docs guidelines. :(
     
  20. cherylle

    cherylle · Well-Known Member

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    I think am allowing it to rule my life just really sad at the moment :roll:

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