Most diabetic patients on medication say that their BS count is under control. But how ? The normal blood count on fasting should be between 70-110. Counting from both ends, the average is 90, which is to be treated as normal and 90+ is nearing the boundary. This count with taking sweet dishes or fruits or root vegetables (like potato) atleast once in a week going upto 100 could be said to be normal; as it could be brought down by avoiding these totally. Again but how ? A patient taking two counts of tablets or insulin or more with a count of more than 100 cannot at all be considered as under control since the intake of tablets or insulin has to be increased subsequently on prolonged treatment which will add to side effects. Therefore, it is a misconception to state that the FBS count of a patient with 110+ is under control. The fact and safe presumption is that a FBS count could be considered as under control when it is below 100 with one tablet or equal insulin.
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