Question of the Week | What are Pediatric Glucose Targets?

RT is 12 years old and has a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.

Based on the ADA Standards of Care, what is the most accurate statement regarding glycemic goals?

  1. Glucose targets are based on the individual.
  2. Strive to achieve at least 80% time in range.
  3. A1C less than 6.5% for children under the age of 18.
  4. Pre-meal glucose of 80-130 and post-meal glucose less than 200 to prevent hypoglycemia.

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