To knock your figures down to almost normal in 3 weeks is excellent and reflects your personal self discipline and attention to detail. You should be pleased, and yes, you will get a handle on this in a month or two (as long as you stay away from DEs )I'm in the 130 range, but I really want to be lower. If I could get down to 100 pre and stay below 120 post, I would feel like I got a handle on this.
I'm aware 130 is a whole lot better than the 300's I was at three weeks ago, but I am still off my own set goal line by a few yards.
My usual wake up level is below 90 and throughout the day, I don't normally get above 100 unless it's ten minutes after lunch! Anything above 120 and I feel sick.
You can be, but it will take time to bring your figures down.I wish I felt comfortable at those blood sugars. are you type one and how long have you been diabetic.
I agree with the ones who have advised you to bring it down in phases, and to set your own goals. After most meals, for several months, I stayed in the 250+ range. Remember that it's really easy for someone to tell you to keep your blood sugar under 140, if they've never been over 200 - ever. On the other hand, many people here (some who have answered this thread), did come from 250+, and have brought theirs down. I am still bringing mine down, and still usually don't see anything under 140 for any length of time, after meals or during the day. While that's changing, it's certainly still not at 250, and not even at 190.i would say for me since im afraid of lows I feel safe @ 220.
I've got several advantages.How do you stay so low John in France, without medication?? Are you very active??
Hi LindaHi goose74. I measure in the same units. I was told between 4 and 7 before meals and 5 and 10 after meals. I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago and test in the morning at about 5.7. Like you I aim for less than 10 after meals.
I have my "I'm not a diabetic anymore" moments and have proudly explained to my nurse practitioner that the friggin piece of cake that shot me up to a 16 was worth it. I am human and proud of it. Before anyone jumps down my throat ... 99.9% of the time I stay on target but I firmly believe that to "forever" deny myself treats is not how I wish to control my diabetes. With that said ...
It took me a while to get to the 5.7 consistently. I was at the 6 -7 in the morning for almost 1 1/2 years.
What I am for now is to have my 3 month A1C's continually drop which they have from 14 when I was diagnosed to 5.7 last Monday.
That's my 2 cents anyway.