Continuing the discussion from Starting insulin . . . so far, so good:
I am hoping that someone who has actually looked into (in some depth) what factors influence an A1C test result will comment. I just wanted to mention that an A1C result may not be as simple as whatever I always thought it was.
I say this because a few months back I tried to schedule an A1C sooner than 90 days after the previous test. That requested A1C was ~85 days after the test before it, but the VA’s software rejected the attempt to schedule the test because it was less than 90 days. Apparently someone in a position of influence for some ostensibly good reason(s) feels strongly that getting an A1C more frequently than every 90 days is a waste of resources.
FWIW, the test was able to be scheduled and, IIRC, the results were identical to my previous A1C, 6.7%. I expect my next A1C will also be in that general vicinity … and hopefully not worse. Though from looking at my CGM numbers I’m not sure I can count on that.
But I digress …