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What are the treatment targets I should look out for?

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Your targets depend on10:

  • How long you have had diabetes
  • Your age and life expectancy
  • Comorbidities
  • Whether you have cardiovascular or microvascular (smallest blood vessels) complications
  • Risk of hypoglycaemia (abnormally low blood glucose)

Blood glucose targets should be individualized. Your doctor will advise on what targets you should look out for. The ranges below serve as a guide.8

If you have type 2 diabetes, aim for blood glucose levels of2


If you are an adult with type 1 diabetes, aim for blood glucose levels of8

If you have diabetes, your doctor should also check your long-term control. The HbA1c test is the most common way to do so.8 It provides a good indication of glucose control over the previous 2–3 months, and is normally performed every 3–6 months, depending on whether your targets are achieved.2,8