A little background, I have been achieving A1C’s in the 5.2-5.5 range for about 15 years now. Thanks to my pump and CGM and a ton of fingersticks, I micro-manage things (it suits my anal retentive personality). Anyway, the Endo practice I have to use (due to insurance) insists that it is only possible by having very high bg’s offset by way too low bg’s. Even showing my CGM printouts doesn’t seem to convince them. They have even changed who I see to an old-school endo who took it upon himself to change my pup settings and make things in the 140-250 range! Anyway, I would love to have a number to tell them - i.e. this many people in the DOC have achieved the same A1C’s and do so by staying in range (most of the time - we all have ups and downs, but catching them early works wonders). Hopefully, people will chime in so I can say there are e.g. 45 people in this community with the same results I have. I’d welcome any post where a person’s A1C is consistently below 6.
I’ll admit, the only reason I go see them every three months is to keep coverage of my pump (I pay out of pocket for my Dexcom) and to get the Rx’s I need. I’m too experienced and too smart to require hand-holding and scolding just cuz I dfon’t fit their perception of a PWD1.
Thanks in advance.