If you are diabetic you will know that having the perfect sugar is the holy grail and virtually impossible to attain all the time and time is 24 hours a day – if only diabetics could take a break for a few hours – I agree!! So the holy grail of sugar control is an unending affair, a tiring affair.
For my own patients I like a trend line, in other words as long as the trend is ball-park where I like it that is good enough for me. It is virtually impossible to have a sugar run at 7 all the time.
I first aim to get rid of lows – they kill you quickly and quietly. High sugars destroy many things like eyes and kidneys but over a period of about 10 years. High sugars are not great but they are not an imminent danger.
So for me the “good place” for a sugar to be is between 4.5 and 8.9 – ideally. At a stretch 3.9 – 10 is still ok. Don’t like sticky blood >10. But more than that do not like the effects of a low – dying brain cells or dead patient.
The odd number above or below that is also OK ! As I said the trend line is what I look at.