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Living Well with Diabetes

Know Your Goal Numbers The American Diabetes Association (ADA) gives target goals for blood glucose and blood pressure. Keep in mind that your goal numbers may be different. Talk to your health care provider about what your numbers should be. Then work together to fill out the Health Goals chart to the right. My Test Goal Numbers Learn your target numbers for blood glucose control, cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight management. These and other numbers tell you and your diabetes team if your treatment plan is keeping you healthy. Blood Glucose A1C* Premeal blood glucose Postmeal blood glucose Blood Pressure A test that checks the force of blood flow through vessels Cholesterol and Blood Lipids LDL (“bad” cholesterol) HDL (“good” cholesterol) Triglycerides Weight ____________________ ____________________ My next checkup date: *The general goal of <7% appears reasonable for many adults with diabetes. More or less stringent A1C goals may be appropriate for other patients. This workbook is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. ©2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 StayWell, LLC. www.staywell.com 800-333-3032 All rights reserved. Made in the USA. Print out a chart to help track your own numbers. Know Your Goal Numbers Tests ADA Targets Current Numbers My Goal Numbers Tests ADA Targets Chapter 1: You Can Live Well With Diabetes! <7% 80–130 mg/dL <180 mg/dL Postmeal glucose measurements should be made 1–2 hours after the beginning of the meal. ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ <140/90 mmHg A general goal for blood pressure of <140/90 mmHg is appropriate for many adults with diabetes. A lower blood pressure target may be appropriate for some patients. Ask your health care provider about the blood pressure target that is right for you. ____________________ ____________________ Cholesterol goals for LDL, HDL, and triglycerides are not the same for every patient with diabetes. Ask your health care provider about the cholesterol target that is right for you. If you have diabetes, you should have your cholesterol checked at the time of diagnosis, and/or at 40 years of age, and periodically thereafter. ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ *The general goal of <7% appears reasonable for many adults with diabetes. More or less stringent A1C goals may be appropriate for other patients. 5 Blood glucose A1C* Pre-meal blood glucose Post-meal blood glucose Blood pressure A test that checks the force of blood flow through vessels Cholesterol and blood lipids LDL (“bad” cholesterol) HDL (“good” cholesterol) Triglycerides <7% 80–130 mg/dL <180 mg/dL Postmeal glucose measurements should be made 1–2 hours after the beginning of the meal. <140/90 mm Hg A general goal for blood pressure of <140/90 mm Hg is appropriate for many adults with diabetes. A lower blood pressure target may be appropriate for some patients. Ask your health care provider about the blood pressure target that is right for you. Cholesterol goals for LDL, HDL, and triglycerides are not the same for every patient with diabetes. Ask your health care provider about the cholesterol target that is right for you. If you have diabetes, you should have your cholesterol checked at the time of diagnosis, and/or at 40 years of age, and periodically thereafter.


Living Well with Diabetes
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