Diabetes Control Targets

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2010-06-14 15:47:10 -0500
Started 2010-06-09 19:16:54 -0500

I'd like to give thumbs up and credit to Chris Tobin, R.N., CDE, as noted in the Summer 2010 issue of "Diabetic Living" for the side bar article called "ABC's of Control":

A1C (blood glucose) should be less than 7% and with blood glucose levels fasting/before meals 70-130 mg/dl and 1-2 hours after the start of a meal 40 mg/dl and > 50 mg/dl.

Tobin recommends that if you are off target that you should ask your provider how to step up your care.

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RAYT721 2010-06-09 19:20:10 -0500 Report

The Summer 2010 issue of the magazine also features a special report called "Heart Smart from the Start" by Hope S Warshaw, R.D., CDE with 7 action steps to protect your heart. The magazine issue features a 10 point checklist called "Grocery Store Survival Guide" and an article called "Shaker Shock" by Marsha McCulloch on keeping blood pressure down about salt intake and alternatives. I love "Diabetic Living Magazine."

monkeymama 2010-06-12 10:30:25 -0500 Report

I would be very interested in seeing and reading that article(s) if possible; rats. I have the magazine on order (in stead of buying off stand here and there) but that sounds like a WONDERFUL read for me. Since "I" am the one who does ALL of the grocery shopping in our house (gotta love hubbies Bill Engvaul response to what to get "I don't know".) I am switching my house houses eating habits gradually to a better direction.

RAYT721 2010-06-12 11:39:23 -0500 Report

I know you've not read the manual that men get when they are born but the reason we don't care about things is that women's votes override ours. Perhaps the one experience that sticks with me was when wife told me to pick out some bread mix for Thanksgiving dinner one year. There were three mixes to choose from: white, rye or wheat. I reached for the rye. "No," she exclaimed, "not for Thanksgiving." I then went for the wheat. "No," she said, "I don't want wheat." I at that point realized that I had absolutely no power. I put the white bread mix in the cart and decided not to talk to her for the rest of the day. I understand your "Mr I don't know." I also made the mistake of throwing a dryer sheet in with the clothes one day to be told we now use these all-in-one sheets that make dryer sheets obsolete. I'm sorry. I obviously didn't get the memo. Anyway, I will see what I can do about hooking you up with the articles of interest.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-06-14 15:47:10 -0500 Report

You mean you had to wait until you where married to learn that lesson? I made sure my son's knew that one at an early age!!! LOL

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