Entry for 27 November 2006

Posted on November 26, 2006


Plasma Blood Glucose Goal Range

Values by age (years) Before Meals Bedtime/overnight AIC
Toddlers and preschoolers (under 6) 100-180 mg/dl 110-200 mg/dl — 7.5-8.5 percent
School age (6-12 years) 90-180 mg/dl 100-180 mg/dl — less than 8 percent
Adolescent and young adults (13-19 years) 90-130 mg/dl 90-150 mg/dl– less than 7.5 percent

What do the HbA1c target numbers mean?

The chart below shows the HbA1c test result as a percentage and the corresponding average blood glucose level.

HbA1c Average Blood Glucose (g)
4 65
5 100
6 135
7 170
8 205
9 240
10 275
11 310
12 345
13 380
14 415

Sursa informatie: AICI

Support For Type 1

Studies show that vitamin D levels are low in those with autoimmune diseases – Type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and others – and vitamin D supplements have helped improve these conditions. An important role of D is its ability to decrease the number and function of T-cells, which can contribute to autoimmune diseases when they attack the body’s healthy tissues as though they were foreign invaders.

Studies confirm that vitamin D supplementation is associated with a reduced risk of Type 1 diabetes. Researchers also find that adequate vitamin D supplementation in infants may help reduce the incidence of this form of diabetes.


·  About 20 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 60 have diabetes.

·  Approximately one in every 400 to 500 children and adolescents has Type 1 diabetes.

Magnesium Deficiency

If you have diabetes and are experiencing leg cramps, chances are your body is screaming for magnesium.

Magnesium helps your body maintain its normal muscle and nerve function; studies have shown that magnesium helps to reduce the severity and duration of leg cramps2. When related to a magnesium deficiency, leg cramps can often be managed with 400-800 mg of supplemental magnesium daily. In addition to treating your magnesium deficiency, which can relieve your leg cramps, clinical studies have also shown magnesium to be beneficial in improving insulin sensitivity3, lowering fasting glucose levels3, and lowering the risk of developing heart conditions such as coronary heart disease and abnormal heart rhythms4.

spicuiri de pe: http://www.sjmercyhealth.org/

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