I visited my endo today. When I last saw her my A1C was 8.2 (WTF??).
This time I was looking forward to a better result. And I really didn’t want to wait for the normal week or so it takes to get results. So I asked her if I could get an instant read.
So while we continued to talk about ratios and Symlin and stuff, someone came and took a sample for the A1C tester. Interesting capillary action on the test ‘stick’.
A few minutes later the nurse came back. My doctor said we ‘didn’t want to know if the result was bad’.
And it was…7.0 !!!
This is the best number I’ve had for a while (maybe several years). I could only thank God for stuff coming together to help me get the number.
My goal for October? To get it down to 6.5.
I think the biggest two factors that have helped me get it down that far are:
- The Dexcom 3 STS. I hope that moving to the Dexcom SEVEN will make it even easier/better.
- More aggressive use of Symlin. I'm experimenting with it at breakfast until I get it right for that meal. Right now I'm up to 12 units before breakfast, versus 5 units about a month ago. That definitely reduces the high there.
I don't think this is a random thing, and I'm hoping that October will bear me out.