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For fasting?

Used to be 130, but as of yesterday the doctor wants it 120

Two hours after breakfast?

140 2 hours after all meals

What percentage of the time do you meet your target ranges?

Fasting old rules almost 100% It was usually in the low 120's

After meals, probably about 75-80%, with most of the misses below 175.

How long have you managed your diabetes?

4 years. Type 2, only medication glucophage

Do you wear a medical I.D.?

No, but thanks for the reminder. I also take rat poison because of an arhythmia, so I really should. I do carry a copy of my med list and my doctor's card in my wallet.

Oct-Dec is my annual medical marathon, this year including my 60th birthday. Oddly, no new indignities associated with this milestone, and on the good news front, my insurance pays for the shingles vaccine. Eyes good, kidneys good, liver good, most blood numbers good.

I eat so much fish I think I should be on Charlie Tuna's hit list and take 3600 mg of fish oil daily and I still can't get my HDL to budge. It's stuck in the low 20's and refuses to move.

My A1C was 6.6, which is good, but up from 6.3 6 months ago. I don't know enough about the innards of the test to know whether the recent carb extravaganza known as Thanksgiving (and all the wonderful leftover stuffing and gravy) had any effect on that or not. But I'd like the next one to be lower, so I'm going to hunker down and try to behave myself.

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