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What is your child's target range?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Shopgirl2091, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Shopgirl2091

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    My son is 5 and right now his target range is 140 +/- 20, I'm wondering if this is a little high, or if that is average for his age. Also - do you ever change the target range yourself, or is that just something you let the endo set? Thank you!
     
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    100 +/- 20 for both day and night. DS is 2
     
  3. mamattorney

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    My daughter's target is 120 (t:slim doesn't do a range). It was 140 before she got a dexcom (and I put it back to 140 when she went to camp this summer and took a dexcom break)
     
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    90 during the day and 100 at night. When DD was little, the doctor gave us something like 100 to 180. We used 150 for dosing. We were in the 100-120 range for quite a while but dropped to 90 once we got the Dexcom. I'm don't know that the endo has ever given us a target since the beginning...so I'm assuming silence means she's okay with it :)
     
  5. MomofSweetOne

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    The pump calculates to a target of 100. We aim to keep her between 70 & 150, but then there's life....
     
  6. missmakaliasmomma

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    120.. she'll be 6 soon
     
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    This, exactly.

    Since you have the Dexcom, I personally would be comfortable with lowering your target range, but that's your decision to make.
     
  8. mamattorney

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    I think the target number is just one of the many parts of managing diabetes. I'm content with 120 because we do a pretty standard bolus pattern across the board. Some people fiddle with bolus or basal insulin based upon planned activity a lot. So, if tonight is soccer practice, they'll cut back on dinner insulin so that their child will have some cushion for the activity. That's manipulating the target number without manipulating the target number. With 120 I'm OK with full boluses for all but very heavy activity. If I aimed at 100, my daughter or I would have to be thinking about PE, most bike rides or even long dog walks and I'd rather aim at a higher number in general and have that cushion for ordinary activity that may or may not happen.
     
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    Ours is set to 150, which has been her target number via her endo since diagnosis at 2 1/2. I have changed it myself depending on the time of day.
     
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    Target is 100. Range is 80-120 and has been since day 1.
     
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    Target is 100, always has been. (and when we hit it, I do a little dance - if only in my head :))
     
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    6.2 (111) with no range...
     
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    We were given a range of 72 (4) to 144 (8) to keep within, which is programmed into our PDM so we can see above and below range percentages. The target on the pump for correction purposes is 108 (6) for daytime and 126 (7) for nighttime.
     
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    When my dd was dx at age 19 months we were given a range of 100-200. Sometime later (maybe around age 5?) we were told to narrow that to 100-180. We were never really told anything else by the endo. Now at age 12 with the Dexcom I aim for 100. But the truth is if she is 140 or 80 and holding steady I would not correct or treat. Of course she also refuses to pump so we can't micro-correct.
     
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    ashleigh is 15. Her target range is 105+/-25 (80-130) from 6am-9pm and 120+/-20 (100-140) from 10pm-5am. I have changed Ashleigh's target range several times on my own.
     
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    Emma is 9 and her target is 110. On the Animas, we did a +/- of 20. Now, as we have just started the t:slim, we are using a 70-140 as our mental range for determining whether to do a correction / negative correction. I was a little more conservative when we didn't have the Dexcom
     
  17. Shopgirl2091

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    Thank you everyone - I have wanted to lower it for sometime, but I wasn't sure if I was jumping the gun since I have always waited for the Endo to change it before - which she has only done at my request. I'm going to go ahead and lower it. I feel comfortable making pump changes on my own, this is just the last one I haven't tried before.
     
  18. MomofSweetOne

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    Your endo will tell you at your visit if she doesn't like it. I can tell you from personal experience that endos see targets differently. We had a target of 110 that an endo informed me was way too dangerous, but another endo recommended dropping target to 100.
     
  19. missmakaliasmomma

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    I agree with this. Some endos are way conservative but we all know the closest it is to a normal BG range, the better in the long run.
     
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    We are at 110 during the day and 140 at night. I would like to be more conservative but since our first A1c (only dx 5 months) was good and we're still working out the kinks of pumping, I'm leaving it for the time being. No need to make it so low you lose all quality of life as long as the A1c is under 7.5.
     

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