I'm pretty focused on glucose control right now and I think I have to be. I have all the tools and discipline to get better results and am ready to put it out there. A little bit of public accountability, if you will.
I'm going to try to get my A1C into the 5s. I've never seen a number lower than 6.2 in the past.
I have found the Bayer A1C Now tests to be accurate "at home" measurements. I have done them the same day as my lab work was done and gotten the exact same number.
While I was typing this I was actually running one of the tests to get a baseline... but, 2 of them came up with a QC error. So I've wasted 2 tests today, with no numerical results. I wonder what I did wrong? I've never gotten an error before and today it's 2 for 2. I have one left, should I try it once more? Is there something chemically whacky in my blood that is throwing the whole thing off? I'll call them A1C Maybe Later kits.
Alright, I'll be flexible... I'll go with my average glucose number according to my CGMS, which is also prone to error... at times. My 30 day average is 150 mg/dl. And my meter average agrees. It's been a rough month with infection causing swings all over, mostly up. I think it will be easy to improve on this.
My goal, based on less error prone devices... will be to bring my average BG reading to below 126 mg/dl. According to my A1C test kit, that's equivalent to 5.9% Right now, according to my numbers I have something equivalent to a 6.9%. While I was in the hospital for my heart arrhythmia they tested it at 6.8%.That was roughly a month ago.
Okay, I'll record my progress here around the beginning of every month.
P.S. I have never been able to get my pump to tell me the average BG in the past. I just found out this weekend while looking at the manual (it took me 4 years to go back and read it) that it was just one more button press away. Now I can quickly see my average sensor glucose and meter glucose anytime. So, my monthly averages won't be a surprise at all, like A1Cs sometimes are...