What is your preferred blood sugar level?

By Aaron1977 Latest Reply 2011-02-16 13:46:42 -0600
Started 2011-02-04 14:05:31 -0600

With my active lifestyle - I have issues with low blood sugars. So I target a bs level of around 140 - 150. My A1c's are consistently between 6.7 and 7.1 which corresponds to a bs level in the mid 100's. I begin to feel nervous when it goes 100 or below.

What bs level do you target? Do you try to maintain the "perfect" level of 115 or do you give yourself a buffer?

5 replies

Yasmina 2011-02-16 13:46:42 -0600 Report

I feel my best at bs around the 130 to 150 numbers as well. Unfortunately, because of a stent in my heart, the doc would like to see me with an A1C of less than 6.9. Not real easy for me, but I am trying. Hopefully there will be a day when I can say with pride in myself that I have accomplished this feat for more than once a year!

kdroberts 2011-02-04 14:17:56 -0600 Report

My goal is to be between 70-120 all the time. 70-90 fasting and before meals, under 120 after meals. I don't hit the goals all the time (maybe not even most of the time) but if I did then it wouldn't be too easy a goal!

Why is 115 a perfect level?

Aaron1977 2011-02-04 17:19:16 -0600 Report

I don't know - I've always considered 110 - 120 to be the ideal bs level. Since I switched to Apidra and the insulin pump - I've discovered that I can drop 50 points just by walking 30 minutes at the grocery store. For some reason being active drops my levels a lot more than before so I've tried to target slightly higher.