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Old 01-19-2014, 22:54   #11
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I would be happy with 60 - 160!

But I do have LADA ... fun, fun. AND I am hoping pumping will make my expectations a wee tad narrower by next year!
60 is a little dangerous to be running. But since going to the pump I've been under 130. I typically ran anywhere from 110-370.

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I'm philosophical about my numbers. While I would certainly like to be in the 80-90 range - my pancreas cannot maintain that unless I eat almost no carbs and almost all fats. So, since this is not a very satisfying diet (especially since I cannot have eggs or dairy so my fats are quite limited) I have compromised with myself to stay below 115. If my BG is in the 96-110 range I'm very happy, but if it goes up to 120 I don't freak out.

There's a balance between optimal and sustainable.

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60 is a little dangerous to be running. But since going to the pump I've been under 130. I typically ran anywhere from 110-370.
There's nothing wrong with a 60. BH went to doc a few weeks ago for blood work. She came back with a 50 FBG. They checked her on an in office meter (Aviva) and said 55. I asked to test mine, 84 checked against my prime, 82.

The nurse's response: "how do you get yours that low?"

BH is not diabetic and her docs don't consider her hypoglycemic or anything else.

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My present goal is < 140 at all times. I am extremely pleased that so far I need no bolus injections with meals.

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There's nothing wrong with a 60. BH went to doc a few weeks ago for blood work. She came back with a 50 FBG. They checked her on an in office meter (Aviva) and said 55. I asked to test mine, 84 checked against my prime, 82.

The nurse's response: "how do you get yours that low?"

BH is not diabetic and her docs don't consider her hypoglycemic or anything else.

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For me 60 merely means, "Time to eat!" Some cheese will do, if I can't get a real meal. Hate to get below 60, though.

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As others, my goals have changed over time, and so will yours. When I first came here, I had a goal to stay under 200 at all times. That was it. At first, I didn't really make my goal too many days. As the days went on, though, it started to come down and was a bit easier. I started seeing a pattern of readings under 200. At different points, I became very frustrated when I would then see a pp reading of 300 or 400, completely out of nowhere or a FBS in the 190+ range. I learned to turn that frustration into a quest for hope, though.

Over the next several months, my goal changed to keeping it under 150. Again, most days I made it, some days it just didn't happen.

As I continued to drop carbs and now again dropped them to smaller levels, my goal is to maintain BS readings of less than 120 as much of the time as I can. I am, however, doing this while eating very low carb and on metformin to keep it low.

The main thing I want to say about goals is that they have to be individual and what is comfortable for you. They will change over time, just as mine did. And if you don't meet your goals on any certain day, that's okay. Even though I have been in a good range, I know that I can wake up on any given day and see an outrageously high number. It's just the nature of what we're dealing with. These days, if and when it does happen, I just try to let it go and remain in my desired range as much as possible.

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60 is a little dangerous to be running. But since going to the pump I've been under 130. I typically ran anywhere from 110-370.
Oh, no, I meant a minimum reading of 60! I do not freak out over a 60 ... but I generally EAT.

50's ... not so good. I know this, have been using insulin for 4 years. Things just gradually crumble, with LADA.

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under 140 was my starting goal since complications happen around that number or above and since it was doable for me.
Now I prefer under 120.
Eventually I'd love under 100.

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This thread has helped me understand my 'goal' number, because I had no idea what my 'goal' number should be. I see it's different for everyone, give or take.

As my BG numbers seem to be in the 6's and 7's I'm guessing my first goal should be below 7.8 (140) at all times. Once I get this LCHF diet down pat my goal number could be decreased a little.

I think I'm getting it but by tomorrow I'll have to 're-get' it all over again. *sigh*

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This thread has helped me understand my 'goal' number, because I had no idea what my 'goal' number should be. I see it's different for everyone, give or take. As my BG numbers seem to be in the 6's and 7's I'm guessing my first goal should be below 7.8 (140) at all times. Once I get this LCHF diet down pat my goal number could be decreased a little. I think I'm getting it but by tomorrow I'll have to 're-get' it all over again. *sigh*
DLC, I think you got it exactly.

We should remain in a constant state of rigid flexibility.

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