What My Latest A1c Means

I received a phone call from my endocrinologist a few minutes before I began my evening commute home. My A1c hasn’t changed since my last appointment three months ago, which is great. This means that my continuing efforts at a healthier diet and a regular exercise routine are paying off. This means 160 mg/dL is the ideal high alert for my Dexcom G4. Similarly, 70 mg/dL is a safe enough low alert to help me aim low, but not too low. This also means that I can more aggressively focus on finding the right Lantus dosages, because I don’t feel very confident about 15u in the morning and 10u in the evening.

But, this doesn’t mean that I can just stop. This doesn’t mean that I’ve figured out diabetes, even if things have been consistent over the past few months. This doesn’t mean that I can just sit back and assume my control will stay the way it has been.

Even with news as encouraging as this, there’s very little opportunity for celebration….okay, maybe a small celebration.

Any moments taken to reflect upon the past three months are fleeting. And since there’s no point looking back, my focus is on the next bolus, the next snack, the next 3-second startup time for my Dexcom receiver. My focus is on the next day and whatever shenanigans it will bring.

2 thoughts on “What My Latest A1c Means

  1. Congrats!
    My A1c has been consistent for the last 6 months for the first time in 23 years.
    I award the pump and Dexcom (pump 1.5yrs and Dexcom last 6 months) for this fact!
    But I have a question, is it possible to lose weight and still maintain a balanced A1c?
    For the record, 6.9.



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