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the trivia time winner

=>Last month: we asked for the percent of time recommended by the American Diabetes Association for keeping glucose within one’s target range (typically 70-180 mg/dl, or 3.9-10 mmol/l). 

CONGRATS: to the pride of Bethlehem, PA, USA, Matt Walker, whose 16-year-old son has T1D, for being the first person with the correct answer!

ANSWER: Time in-range should be at least 70%

Of course, the guidelines are different for different people, as they should be.  Being in-range 70% of the time means that glucose levels are too high or too low almost eight hours a day, which is too much for many people – especially those who are using modern hybrid closed-loop technology.

Conversely, the goals are even less aggressive for those who are just starting to get their diabetes on-track as well as people with other serious health concerns.

We advise everyone to negotiate and determine your specific target range and percentage goal with your healthcare team.


insulin pumps

As my opening column alludes to, I’ve tried a LOT of different diabetes devices over the years.

Can you guess how many different insulin pump models I’ve used since I started pump therapy back in 1993?

Win a 1-on-1 personal training session!

*The 1st person with the correct answer wins a 1-on-1 personal training session – OR – exercise/glucose management consultation
with IDS exercise physiologist/CDCES extraordinaire, Kathryn Gentile MS, CDCES!

Submit your answer here:

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