Hi there, I was diagnosed with type 1 a little over 2 weeks ago. I was admitted to hospital following a random blood test which revealed by BG to be 468 and my HA1C to be 12!
Things have come under control quite quickly, and im feeling a lot better than i have in the months before diagnosis!
So my question is: what should i aim for in terms of blood glucose levels? I count carbs and give myself 1unit of novorapid per 10grams of carb at all meals and this seems to be okay for me. When i eat fruit the blood glucose level an hour and then two hours after food are alot higher. For example a meal containing 50 grams of carbs (no fruit) gives me a one-hour post prandial reading of 111, and then 2 hours of 86.
whereas a meal containing 50 grams of carbs (with 15 of those being an apple) gives me a one hour reading of 138, and two hours of 150. Should i increase the carb: insulin ratio when a meal includes fruit?
So in short, for health, what blood glucose levels are your realistic aims for
After meal (1hour…then 2hours)
This forum is great btw! Eva