Help Topic: Profile Blood Sugar Targets
We suggest that you discuss your Blood Sugar Targets with your Health Care Team. There are
five items that you can alter:
- Normal Range. If your diabetes is well managed, then most of your blood
sugar readings will be between these two numbers. Best 4 Diabetes uses the color
Green to indicate normal blood sugar readings.
- After Meals. It is not unusual for your blood sugar level to be higher
after you eat a meal because the food is still being digested. If your blood
sugar is below the To number within in a certain period of time (see below), then
the reading will still be marked normal. Best 4 Diabetes uses the
color Green to indicate normal blood sugar readings.
- Hypoglycemic Level. If your blood sugar is below normal but above the
Hypoglycemic Level, then you are low but may not be in immediate danger. A reading below the Hypoglycemic
level is a more serious concern. Many people prefer to mark any reading that is below normal
as Hypoglycemic. If you want to do this, then set your Hypoglycemic Level to 1 less than the From value of your Normal Range. For example, if your Normal Range is from 70 mg/dL to 120 mg/dL, set your Hypoglycemic level to 69 mg/dL. Best 4 Diabetes uses the
color Red to indicate Hypoglycemic blood sugar readings.
- Hyperglycemic Level. When your blood sugar is above normal but below the
Hyperglycemic Level, then you are high and you should treat this but it may not necessarily be
a concern to your Health Care Team. However, they may want to know when
you blood sugar is above the Hyperglycemic level. Best 4 Diabetes uses the color
Red to indicate Hypoglycemic blood sugar readings.
- Typical Digestion Time. This value is expressed in hours and
minutes. Best 4 Diabetes uses this time to determine if a blood sugar reading taken after a meal is
normal or high. It is also used to place readings in the After Meal blocks on the
Daily Trend Report. Two hours is a typical digestion time.
The following values were set when you created your account:
| ||Normal Target:||70||to||120|
| ||After Meals Target: ||70||to||140|
| ||Hypoglycemic Level:||60 or less|
| ||Hyperglycemic Level: ||240 or more|
Typical Digestion Time: 2:00 hours.
Each blood sugar entry is categorized (i.e., set to Normal, Low, etc.) when the Measurement
Event is recorded. If you change your blood sugar targets, previous blood sugar readings will
not be recategorized.