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What is your idea of good diabetes control?
An A1c goal of 7% or higher.
 
An A1c of less than 7% as recommended by the ADA.
 
An A1c of 6.5% or less as recommended by the AACE.
 
An A1c as close to 'normal' as possible (i.e., 4 to 5%)
 
I don't know.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
I had a bad one last night. A scary low bloodsugar that reminded me just how tenuous diabetes makes my existence. I hate those. I hate the feeling that I'm anything less than a strong, capable woman. Diabetes, like a sledge hammer to the knees, has a way of hobbling the confidence I have in my health, strength and well-being. It is both frustrating and disheartening. It's 2:00 am and a good friend called from their third shift job because they needed someone. Just...