I was thinking tonight about being one of the few people who has no desire for a CGM. I've gone into the reasons elsewhere, and won't do so here, but it comes down to a higher degree of BG control vs a higher Quality of Life. And yes, I do believe that concept is important enough for caps! Quality of Life as it applies to D can mean a number of things: How much time we choose to devote to our D management which is probably #1. But also things like diet, exercise (or lack thereof), acceptable BG goals, testing, things we do or choose not to do in our lives that might make our D management harder (such as travel or specific work environments), etc.
We talk all the time on here about all these choices and none of them (with the possible exception of totally neglecting our D or being placed in a psych hospital for Diabetes OCD) are right or wrong, just different. But I always think about Quality of Life when I make a choice, not just quality of BG control. Kind of like some people only consider financial success when choosing jobs, others weigh that against job satisfaction and free time, etc...quality of life.
I think perhaps the equation is different depending on age. I am 66 now, diagnosed at age 58. That's very different from someone who was diagnosed at age 5, is now 35-30 years in with hopefully another 50 to go. The difference to me is that I have way less time to worry about accumulating complications. I'm not saying that means I go "whoopee!" and test every other day while I eat pizza a la mode. My last A1C was 6.3 and I'm fine with that. I work hard for my control, test ten times a day, eat medium low carb (generally under 75), log and review/tweak doses on a regular basis. But I don't eat true low carb which would necessitate serious revamping of my diet, probably to a place that couldn't tolerate remaining vegetarian or a foodie. I don't have or want a CGM. I'll never be a member of the flatline club. I don't exercise. All choices. There are several more I can't think of right now that we talk about on here. It's sort of like I'm willing to do the work to get a "B" in a course, but not the greater amount of work for an "A". I don't need an A or want to do what it would take to get one....quality of life.
Food for thought?