Setting the right diabetic goals and targets is important. The right diabetes goals can mean a long life … full of LIVING! The wrong goals can mean deteriorating health, more and more drugs… and more and more pain.
- Diabetes without goals and a plan to achieve the goals is… fraught with danger.
- Goals should be S.M.A.R.T.
Don’t misunderstand me, I’d love to set sail and see where the winds and the tides will take me. However, that won’t work when it comes to ‘diabetes care’. For diabetics it ends in amputations, nerve pains, organ loss and much suffering.
A lack of goals or improper goals, are why millions of diabetics suffer every damn day. Sadly, the medical industry promotes blood sugar targets that are too high and harmful. Their targets, coupled with a high carb, low fat, grain based meal plan is a recipe for disaster.
Diabetes Goal Setting
Diabetes goal setting – is serious business, you want them to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Constrained (SMART).
Diabetes goal setting – is serious business, you want them to be smart and S.M.A.R.T. goals.
S.M.A.R.T. Diabetes Goals
Specific – what are your blood sugar goals? My Diabetes Goals are 60-90 mg/dl here’s a post I wrote explaining why I set these goals.
Measurable – that’s easy if you are a diabetic, take your blood sugar reading!
Attainable – without question my diabetes goals are attainable by every diabetic. I know Type 1’s, Type 2’s who attain them… obese, skinny and everyone in between.
Relevant – are diabetes goals relevant? Of course they are! Obtaining and maintaining truly normal blood sugars are the KEY to a long life… without diabetes complications.
Time Constrained – this is to add a sense of urgency and to prevent the goal from being an open-ended proposition. I want to maintain truly normal blood sugars 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you are reading this and you do not have truly normal blood sugars, I urge you to start following my low carb paleo diabetes diet today! Not tomorrow… today! And I urge you to set a goal of truly normal blood sugars in 30 days.
You can do it… I know you can. Some will wean off drugs and insulin, others may still need some insulin. THE KEY is obtaining and maintaining truly normal blood sugar.
My Diabetes Goals
- Maintain Truly Normal Fasting Blood Sugar. 70-90 mg/dl (3.8 to 4.9 mmol/l)
Read this post “Blood Sugar Targets“, for my targets and why I choose them.
- Obtain seven to eight hours of sleep per day.
- Obtain 15 to 60 minutes of direct sunlight per day.
- To walk barefoot in grass for 15 minutes per day.
- To lift heavy or play (exercise) intensely most days a week.
Are my health and diabetes goals smart?
Are my health and diabetes goals S.M.A.R.T.?
Click here for my meal plan > My truly diabetes friendly meal plan ( a true diabetes diet, not like those promoted by American Diabetes Association)
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