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What BG does your doctor require you to have?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Zhnyaka, May 15, 2022.

  1. Fenn

    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    This is good reading, the last target I was given was 4-7.8 ages ago, I had noticed the consultant quotes “time in range” suggesting that’s important, I changed it from 7.8 to 10 so I’m in range more often :) I still hardly ever stay in range but it’s nice to hear you guys saying 10 is target, I’m still failing but a little less often.

    today for example is going really well lol
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  2. Zhnyaka

    Zhnyaka Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Time for interesting stories :) Once, many years ago, for the sake of interest, I measured my father's BG after a good dinner with sweets and it was 14! We were so scared (I don't have diabetics in my family, but then we thought that somehow my father could have diabetes) that we almost went to the hospital. However, after an hour his BG was absolutely normal. I still don't know what it was, but my father is healthy now
     
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  3. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Same with my mother-in-law many years ago. She lived on for at least 20 years more with no signs of diabetes.
     
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  4. lorib64

    lorib64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take metformin and don’t get hypos (type 2). My endocrinologist thinks I can get morning reading under 100 mg/dL (5.6). I get random readings in the afternoon like that, but not in the morning. My primary care dr looks at my A1C and is pleased but endocrinologist always finds something, I am not getting in enough steps, now. I do like to have a target to aim for but I am not sure what that is.
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do note that those not on insulin will unlikely have the same targets as those on insulin, as those on insulin cannot often safely get to what those not on insulin can get to
     
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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    With T2 not on glucose lowering medication (metformin helps but should not be able to give you dangerous hypo's), targets can be very different from those of people who are on glucose lowering medication like insulin or gliclazide.
    T1's and T2's on this kind of medication need to build in a safety buffer to prevent hypo's, whereas people on metformin can go as low as their body is willing to go without worrying about going too low.
     
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  7. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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  8. Yaya10_10

    Yaya10_10 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Although I am T2, my palliative care GP is not interested in my bgl readings any more, she is happy for me to keep my hba1c just above or below 40 mmol/mol as possible. I know she will not rip me a newie if I stray above that level though.

    She recommended I concentrate on managing my pain levels first and foremost.
     
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  10. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Sounds like a very sensible priority to me.
     
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  11. Zhnyaka

    Zhnyaka Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is hypoglycemia even possible for people who do not take insulin (I'm not talking about people with reactive hypoglycemia)?
     
  12. iwilltouchyourcat

    iwilltouchyourcat LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, anyone on gliclazide medication for instance (me) can get hypos
     
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  13. lorib64

    lorib64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I apologize. I posted in the wrong forum.
     
  14. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    No problem, it's very easy to overlook the forum you're in!
     
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