What is the upper limit of the target blood sugar range for you or your child?
Over 200 mg/dl
[over 11.1 mmol/l]
8% (65) 151 - 200 mg/dl
[8.3 - 11.1 mmol/l]
46% (349) 100 - 150 mg/dl
[5.5 - 8.2 mmol/l]
39% (299) Under 100 mg/dl
[under 5.5 mmol/l]
3% (25) I don't know 2% (19)
What is the upper limit of the target blood sugar range for you or your child?Poll dates: August 15 - 22, 1999
Total Votes: 757
The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) proved that high blood sugars were linked to complications. The more normal you can keep your blood sugars, the less your risk for complications. However, the DCCT also showed that with lower target blood sugar goals came increased hypoglycemia.
A recent study showed that intensive therapy in young children is linked to cognitive impairment. Parents and kids must balance the risk of complications later in life with the dangers of hypoglycemia. As a result, young children generally have higher blood sugar targets than older kids and adults.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:22
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