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  1. The sarcastic medved type2
    The sarcastic medved type2 November 10, 2012 at 4:48 am | | Reply

    As a type 2 and extremely well controlled, (yes I’m bragging) hbac1 at 6.0, thank you very much.
    Except for being nearsighted, I have shown no tendency towards cataracts.
    Don’t expect to either. Not everyone gets them, diabetic or not.

  2. Gretchen
    Gretchen November 10, 2012 at 5:32 am | | Reply

    One additional confusing factor: What does “after meals” mean? BG at 60 minutes is usually higher than BG at 2 hours, but in some with slow stomach emptying it would be lower.

    Most people use 2 hours after starting a meal, but not everyone does. If you wolf your meal down in 5 minutes, effect would be different than if you take 2 hours to finish the meal.

    Thus it’s important to specify what you mean when speaking about BG after meals. Many guidelines don’t.

    And of course different meters may give different numbers, so one meter’s 160 might be another meter’s 140.

    Hence I think we should stop expecting to have perfect numbers according to some authority figure like ADA and just aim for the lowest numbers we can get with the meters we use as long as we don’t go low. If we have hypo unawareness, or if we’re toddlers (and most likely not reading this), then our goals should be a little higher than those of someone without these additional challenges.

  3. Anne
    Anne November 10, 2012 at 7:41 am | | Reply

    What drives me crazy is that no one mentions the fact that depending on your meal, activity, etc you may not peak until 3 hours after a meal. I have type 1, and it is ridiculously hard to match the bolus with what I *think* the meal will do to me. My CGM is the best tool to work with this. It has shown me the crazy journey my blood sugar may take during a meal. So then the question is: if your blood sugar does not fit in the “classical” model for post-prandial levels, how high is “too long” to be at that blood sugar level?

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