I think doctors don’t trust us to manage our blood sugars well enough. They’re worried that if we drop low, we won’t treat it properly, and we’ll die.
It’s true that diabetes is not an easy disease to manage. I feel like the response to that SHOULD be better education and demanding access to cgms rather than reducing our quality of life by setting lower (or rather higher) goals.
Perpetually high blood sugars will not only result in long term complications, but would also result in people not functioning at their optimal levels TODAY. I do not think as clearly when my blood sugar levels are high so there would be an immediate impact on my quality of life if my A1c went up to 7.5%.
This is outrageous:
“For people who have already achieved a lower level, ‘consider de-intensifying treatment,’ Ende says. ‘That is, reducing one of the medications, stopping a medication, just allow the A1C to be between 7 and 8.’”