forgive me for more blabbing
If you’ve been following my several posts, talking about my struggles the past couple of months, you already know that I was expecting a pretty high A1C. My DAY averages according to the mysugr app have been anywhere from 130 on my best days to 190 on my worst days. I felt like I’ve had a lot of bad days lately. I always keep a written log of everything, and without a CGM I’ve just guessed and used the app to try and see how I was doing.
However, one thing has remained the same since starting Tresiba in February and that has been my overnight numbers (the time I sleep): they remain steady and have been ranging from 70-115. I wake up with numbers between 62 and 115, although some days higher but very seldom.
So my good, steady, overnight blood sugars have had to be the impact of this A1C because I know my daytime numbers haven’t been as great.
My A1C is 6.5!! I can’t even believe it.
I did fasting blood work today and got the results online. My cholesterol numbers are great too, which has a lot to do with blood sugar control, so I guess I’m not doing as bad as I thought I was!
I know, I know, we are our own worst critics and sometimes perfectionists when it comes to T1D. I’m sure I can cut myself some slack now knowing things aren’t as bad as I think they are at times. I also thank each and every one of you who have gave me solutions, tried to help me out as best as you could, have listened to my rants and rambles and worries; this place is my safe haven for T1D and I’m so glad I found this community!
So now when I get a high of 300 I’m not going to stress so much. I’ll correct it and move on. I’ll enjoy a cupcake every so often if I want to, and do the best I can. If at ‘my worst’ I’m not doing so bad, I’m just going to strive for healthier choices and live life. I will say it feels like a weight being lifted, and although I’m not out of the park for unexplained spikes just yet, I do know that all the other numbers matter too and I need to remember this