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Mmol levels

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Diabeticger, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What levels are you getting / should be getting / trying to get

    My current 90 day average is 7.7 just wondering is that a good sign with just overvalued year into it
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Time In Target/Range is the preferred thing to go off of these days but think my 90 day average at the moment is 6mmol xx
     
  3. CelalDari

    CelalDari · Guest

    My 90 day average on the Freestyle Libre is 6.6 mmol/L which is good I guess. A good average glucose should be around 5-7 I guess.

    But that is only part of the picture just like your HbA1c you need to consider how many hypers and hypos you are getting because your average glucose may look alright but you might be getting a lot of hypos which balance out the hypers like me.

    Your average glucose does seem toward the higher side though
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I aim for 5 at home and 6-7 when I’m working as I drive for a job.

    My 90 day average is 6.2 with a standard deviation of 1.3 and I’m 92% in the Dexcom 4-8mmol target range.

    I can only do this with my closed loop artificial pancreas system and a very low carb diet, however. No way could it be possible (for me) with injections, finger pricks and a regular carby diet. I’ve been T1 for 22 years.

    Maybe have a chat with your team to see what you should aim for?
     
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  6. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone, since originall posting ive got it down to 6.6 over the past 3 weeks, som readings go slightly high and some low for whatever reason , but im aiming for a 5-5.5 by my next check up ( october )
     
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    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Im a realist and love life but i obv want to be safe so i try to keep under 10 ...some days up some days down (avoiding hypos most important )! ...i dont fret if i go to 11 or 12 on an odd day .. 80% in target every month ..happy days everyone is differant ...get to like your own happy space with this beast x
     
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  8. jamesfitz

    jamesfitz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    any average up to 7.0 would be acceptable
     
  9. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    NICE supports adults with type 1 diabetes to aim for a target HbA1c level of 48 mmol/mol (6.5%) or lower, to minimise the risk of long‑term vascular complications. This is a 3 month average of 7.8 mmol/L.
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng17/chapter/1-Recommendations

    However, they're now more interested in time in target.

    My 3-month average is 5.7 mmol/L on X-Drip and 5.5 mmol/L on the Libre. I think the X-Drip is more likely as it's calibrated.
     
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  10. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    While a good 3mth average keep the NHS happy it is more important to avoid highs and lows - the average masks these but they are what cause damage and increase your risks.
     
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