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Tight Control



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

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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.

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  • I need to do something . my sugars are way to high . I need to take back control of my life . so maybe i can get this under contol. - by SUGARSMOM2
  • CHUCK42
    Tight control doesn't have to be super hair splitting. Know what you eat (carbs, Fat and protein) as they all impact how the insulin works. Keep track of the BS when exercising (and when stressed out) so you don't get caught too low. If you go high know why. (ie too much pizza too little insulin). It helps to write it down (what you did, when and how much) Remember this is an art not a science. - by CHUCK42

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