Target blood glucose values
Good blood sugar control aims to prevent or delay the complications of diabetes. The blood sugar levels taken by the diabetic person himself as well as glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are used to check glycemic control.
Self-monitoring of blood sugar
Carrying out self - monitoring of blood glucose allows you to check whether the target values have been reached on a daily or weekly basis. Self-monitoring involves measuring your blood sugar at your fingertip using a blood glucose meter at times and at a frequency that varies from person to person, according to the recommendations of your healthcare team.
The target blood glucose values for the majority of adults with diabetes are as follows:
Between 4.0 and 7.0 mmol / L on an empty stomach or before a meal
Between 5.0 and 10.0 mmol / L 2 hours after the start of the meal
Glycated hemoglobin (A1C)
Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) is measured during a blood test analyzed in the laboratory. It shows the average blood sugar level for the last 2 to 3 months.
For the majority of adults with diabetes, the A1C value is less than 7.0%.
The same goals for everyone?
Different factors can make the target targets differ from one person to another: age, duration of diabetes, risk of severe hypoglycemia, presence or absence of cardiovascular diseases and life expectancy. In addition, the target values differ for the pregnant woman.