When my daughter was diagnosed they told us that they would like her to be in range, the range they gave us was 4 to 7. She tends to be there most of the time but I would say she is either higher or lower than that about 5 times a week. Is that average? She even went a while being over that range for a few days then finally coming down again. I am realizing that Type 1 is such a balancing act. How fast can you be in DKA with higher numbers? I realize the range is for perfect glucose control but in realty it can be hard. We still experience highs and lows since diagnosis.