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Re: [IP] Re: Control too tight



I have been told that HBA1Cs below 7.0 are desirable, but that the law of
diminishing returns applies as you continue downward e.g., shooting for
below 6.0 does not result in significant benefits and in fact may mean your
control is prehaps too tight (that sounds weird!). Mine range from 5.8 to
6.4, which was case before I went on the pump 3 months ago.

JP
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Stone" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 8:03 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: Control too tight


> Barb
>
> A few days ago I would have said that your control was good. Not too
> tight.
>
> This week I had a really bad experience. Scary because I really don't
> know why I had it.
>
> My last glyco was 5.2 and my new gp said if he didn't know better, he
> would think I wasn't diabetic....
>
> Well, I am for 47 years, pumping for 1 1/4 years.  Had a semi low on
> Tuesday (57) and treated it with 5 gluco tabs.  Luckily, I was with
> another (type 2) diabetic, who noticed I was sweating an hour later.  I
> ended up with a bg that wouldn't register on the paramedic's machine.
> It happened so quickly I couldn't believe it.  10 minutes from a low bg
> to out-of-it.  It ended up ok, I was in the ER for a couple of hours,
> but went home with a bg of 158.
>
> I think that I am running too low.  I do have highs, but I must admit
> that I like my numbers down.  I checked my pump out and there doesn't
> appear to be any reason I should have had this problem, but I did.
>
> I have had lows, but this one really scared me.  I really think my
> numbers are too low.  What triggered this is beyond me. I have highs and
> lows, but my glyco is always under 6.5...the past several times it has
> been 5.5 or under.  I'm not sure that lower is better.
>
> I don't like highers, either, but after my experience, I would vote for
> keeping things slightly on the "high" side.
>
> Sue Stone
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