When I needed 2 start Insulin after oral medications had quit working, my family doc referred me 2 an Endocrinologist. After being interviewed, almost interrogated, he gave me a couple of choices of how 2 manage my diabetes. 1 was a standard insulin control, the other was a "Strict Control". Strict
Control required more effort & more consistency. Being a nearly anal person, I opted 4 strict control & a BG avg of 80. I test be4 every meal & know how many units of Insulin I need 4 a certain # of Carbs. Currently it's 1 unit/8 grams of carbs. My BG averages 83 & my A1c has averaged 6.0 for 2 yrs.