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Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

Blood Glucose Targets for Most People with Diabetes

When Target levels My target levels
Before meals 70 to 130 ______ to _____
1 to 2 hours after the start of a meal below 180 below ______

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A1C results

Target for most people with diabetes below 7
Time to change my diabetes care plan 8 or above
My last result __________
My target below __________

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Blood Pressure Results

Target for most people with diabetes below 130/80
My last result ____________
My target below ____________

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Target Blood Fat Levels for People with Diabetes

  My Last Result My Target
Total cholesterol
  below 200
___________ below _____
LDL cholesterol
  below 100
___________ below _____
HDL cholesterol
  above 40 (men)
___________ above _____
  above 50 (women) ___________ above _____
Triglycerides
  below 150
___________ below _____

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Page last updated March 11, 2013