Check-Up: Safe Blood Sugar Levels (Michael Rushlow, RN, CDE)
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Check-Up: Safe Blood Sugar Levels (Michael Rushlow, RN, CDE)


We use those target ranges and our monitoring
to make sure that we are staying within range. I think that’s something that most diabetics
want to strive to do – to get within target range and stay there. Two organizations specify our target ranges
– the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Those ranges for those fasting blood sugars
– when our blood sugars are generally the lowest – ADA recommends between 80 and 130
while the doctors recommend values less than 110. For those postprandial blood sugars or two
hours after a meal – generally when our blood sugars are the highest – the American Diabetes
Association recommends values less than 180 on our meter while the doctors recommend values
less than 140. Both organizations – for bedtime insulin
users – always go to bed above 100 with a target range between 100 and 140. Diabetes can control our lives, but with persistence
we can control our diabetes.

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