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Target Range

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Nesh93, Mar 14, 2022.

  1. Nesh93

    Nesh93 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I've noticed that even though I have a libre-link and can keep good track, I still spend at least 25% out of my target range.
    Does anyone else get frustrated by this?
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well, according to my dexcom clarity app, I've achieved my goal of 70% in range 71 times in the last 90 days....

    I look at it as a work in progress :)
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe the recommended target is 70% TIR. Therefore 75% is good
     
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    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    That was fascinating, and answers a lot of questions about what I should be aiming for. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I thought it was interesting that they wanted less than 4% (1 hour) if time below range, which seems like a lot to me and would probably guarantee I lost hypo awareness if I went low that often. Although I know a lot of cgms have periods when they under read hypos, and I wonder if allowance was made for that? (I suspect not).

    And there is no mention of SD (standard deviation, measures how much variation you have in your results, ie peaks and troughs). I would have thought that might be relevant for eye conditions, though I guess if you are in range you have an upper and lower limit anyway.

    (Edited for typos)
     
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    nicki92 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Is there a standard range? When I was diagnosed mine was set to 4-10 -- is that normal? I think I saw someone somewhere saying theirs was 4-8, but I don't know whether that's exceptional or if that's what I should also be aiming for
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The truth is you can set it where you like. Standard is 4-10. But I have mine set from 4-8.5 as it makes me work harder. However I do not panic if it goes higher than 10 as it often does. I think it depends if you can cope with it going out of the set zones. I just see it as one of those things.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've always been told to set my target range to the same as my pump.
     
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    Robbity2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I assume working to target ranges is most useful for assisting T1s and other insulin users in managing doses?

    As a T2 originally on metformin and currently diet controlled I've used target ranges for the times I used my original (uploaded to PC) Libre logs, but I've been able to do something similar for very much longer using my meter's finger prick logs. My Contour Next has a Trends option which I can use for HbA1c predictions, but more useful is that I'm able to set (and adjust) individual target ranges for my fasting, pre, and post meal tests, showing number of results for each that are in, above or below targets over 7. 14, 30 and 90 day periods. and I found this invaluable when originally learning to manage my diet and glucose levels. (The fact that I could modify ranges up or down was a great help initially!)
     
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