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An uncommon great day

Posted: 14 September 2015 at 22:16:19

I recently had a really, really good day managing my Type-1 Diabetes. The photo of my Dexcom continuous glucose monitor below shows my 24-hour trend line and you will note the graph stays well within the high and low threshhold boundaries except for one spot in the evening where it briefly dipped below 75 (the low threshhold) after I went for a run.

A good blood sugar day

If every day was like this, I could likely expect my next HbA1c laboratory test to return a value of 5.5 percent, substantially below the goal level of 7 percent for Type-1 Diabetics. For reference, non-Diabetics are measured between 4 and 5.9 percent, so 5.5 would be a great level for me.

This great day was an outlier for me. My average day usually has trend lines that climb up into the low to mid 200s after meals, but the long-term trends is that I'm getting better and days like this are becoming more and more common.

I attribute some of my success here to applying what I've read in books Think Like A Pancreas and Sugar Surfing. I recommend both to Type-1 Diabetics who want to attain better control managing their condition.