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Re: [IP] good A1Cs without frequent lows possible?

I keep my A1C at about 7.0.....   the avg blood glucose of about 160 - -165, 
on advice of my Endo. & common sense!
Any lower would be asking for some lows!   There are many diabetics that 
think that keeping their A1C in the 4.0 / 5.0 will keep them from some of 
diabetic problems.
*** Severe Hypos are a lot more of a problem than loosing a foot or some of 
the other problems doctors like to warn us of :)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sharon Van de Houten" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Cc: "Dihann Rhodes" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 11:39 AM
Subject: [IP] good A1Cs without frequent lows possible?

> Hi Dyhann-
> Thank you so much for offering to help with your vast experience. I have 
> been
> Tpye I for 17 years, but only pumping for the past 4 months. So far, I 
> love
> it. Before the pump, I had some scary reactions to low bgs, so I have been
> keeping my bgs high to avoid problems. I have been reading how so many 
> pumpers
> seem to achieve A1Cs in the 6's and 5's. Can they do that without having
> frequent lows? On shots, of my bg was under 200 at all, it was possible it
> would drop to 40 in no time. It does seem to be better on the pump, but I 
> am
> still afraid to let my bs hover too close to normal. I welcome any
> encouragement from you and other pumpers on this. Thanks!
> Sharon
> .
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