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1 X Marks the Spot Blood Glucose Targets & Exercise Targets

2 Goal Setting  Helps to keep you on track  Helps to keep you motivated  Can discourage some people if targets not met  Challenges you. Good and bad  Makes the numbers “REAL”

3 Glucose Targets  Who sets the target? American Diabetes Association? American Endocrinologist Association? Family Doctor? Endocrinologist? Optometrist? Dentist? Podiatrist? Individual with Diabetes?

4 What’s your target?  Do you know your target goals?

5 What’s the target?  American Diabetes Association Fasting glucose A1C < 7.0  American Endocrinologist Association Fasting glucose A1C < 6.5

6 How to set realistic goals  Test daily for 1 month  Observe what your lowest readings were in that month  Goal for the next month is to improve by 2 days  At the end of the second month, if goal is met, either set new goal number or days at the target

7 Here’s how  July – Measure daily  Observe – lowest readings were 145 and 148 (2 readings)  Target for August – readings  August – Measure daily  Observe – lowest reading 139 (once) and 140’s 5 times.  Celebrate the success! You’re an A+

8 If not????  3 readings between  Well Done! This is a B!  2 readings in target. Earns a C+  0-1 reading in target. You need to try again. There are no fails. You just keep trying! Success can come easier for some, and with more effort for others.

9 Weight goals  Touchy subject  Does your Doctor discuss this with you?  What is a person’s ideal weight  What is a BMI number and why does my doctor keep talking about it?

10 BMI  Body Mass Index  National Institute of Health developed this method to assist in knowing if you are in your target  Weight and height measurements needed to calculate this number

11  BMI Categories:  Underweight = <18.5  Normal weight = 18.5–24.9  Overweight = 25–29.9  Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

12 Weight Goals  Same as glucose goals…slow and easy. Keep it achievable  Aim for your BMI  Aim for losing 2-4 pounds per month  Try, try, try. Losing weight is one of the best ways of helping with diabetes.  Weight loss promotes longer life and fewer health complications

13 Exercise Goals  Walking!!!!!!  Same as before, start slow and work your way up!  Walk every day.  Start with 5 minutes, and add 5 minutes per week. Final goal is 30 minutes per day

14 Dump the Excuses  Too busy  Can’t walk in the rain  Don’t like to walk alone  Legs hurt  Back hurts  Its dark early

15 Make the positive change happen  Find a walking friend  Commit to taking care of yourself – nobody else will do it for you.  Get an umbrella!  Walk at the mall  Park at the end of the parking lot  Take the stairs  Swim, bike, dance, or yoga instead!

16 Smart Goals  Specific  Measurable  Achievable  Responsible (who will do it)  Timeline

17 Work sheet  Divide into groups of 4  Write up a goal sheet for the sample patient  Select BMI and weight goals  Select blood glucose goals  Select exercise goals

18 A+ Students  Congratulations!  You’ve all helped design a healthy lifestyle for someone.  Use this as a template for each month  Good luck!


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