I’m a Type 2. was diagnosed 27 years ago with an A1c of 9.0. Once I got over the shock and awe of the diagnosis, I found Bernstein and got my A1c down to 5.5.
In recent years I was doing well on glimepiride until my doctor told me I’d gotten sooo old that pills could give me unexpected lows. So I got shifted to Tresiba.
My A1cs have been running 6.0 to 6.5 lately.
But now my doctor is telling me that I need to increase my A1c to 7.5. I’ve worshiped at the altar of Bernstein too long to want to do that. I actually laughed. She probably thought I was rude.
She didn’t seem to have a convincing explanation why that would be better for me. She just insisted it would be ‘good.’
Later at home, I googled, and found a recommendation that for geezers my age 8.5 might even be good! Ugh. But even that web page didn’t seem to have a convincing reason. It only seemed to suggest that since geezers aren’t likely to live more than 10 more years, it would be okay. I can only think of a really cynical reason why a 10 year limit could be considered good by any stretch of the imagination. But maybe there’s a non-cynical reason I should know.
Can anyone tell me why a 7.5 or an 8.5 would be good for a codger?