I realize there are all different levels of control out there. But if not for hearing about what other numbers people aimed for years ago I would probably have a lot higher A1C average still. It is nice to know how people are successful in what they do. And there are plenty of people that have better numbers than me too!
It doesn’t mean every one can attain lower A1C numbers. Sometimes it’s our diet, sometimes work schedules and type of work, sometimes genetics and sometimes it’s different health conditions we have in addition to our diabetes. Many reasons can make it harder for some people than others. But the thing is if people don’t say what they have attained or do, other people don’t know sometimes that there is even that choice and the different choices of eating patterns…
I have been a vegetarian since I was 11, over 50 years now and a vegan for the last 35 of those years. I am a strict vegan. But I eat what I want, as long as it’s definitely vegan, So I enjoy a vegan cookie or treat every day or a piece of chocolate. I do not low carb. I eat lots of veggies, fruits, tofu or fake meats and grains every day. Prebolusing was always very important to me for control and then I got a Dexcom and use the alerts to refine my control.
I set the above range to show the in range amount for 65-140 range during the day.
The night I still have set at 65-180. I have dawn phenomenon and I am unwilling to be woken up to correct it for it’s variables. It affects my A1C though and ups my average.
I know this because a couple of times it has gone away and my estimated A1C drops.
But this is the chart I keep on my phone 65-160, it has more 100%'s on it and that makes me happier looking at it!
6% A1C the last visit
I eat what I want as long as it’s vegan
I use about 55 units of insulin a day
I am retired, I ride an exercise bike about 10 miles every day and I am probably lower calorie as I am not as active with my back issue and not working.