This week my daughter had clinic and I was going over her numbers a few nights before and was shocked when I saw that Dexcom clarity pegged her A1C at 9.4%! I of course got super upset, especially when I read here how most people find that number super accurate, and even sometimes lower than their actually A1C.
So off we went to clinic and when the dr came in I told him the predicted number and he was surprised because her A1C was only 8.3! Now before anyone gasps, or judges us… my daughter just turned 11 and often doesn’t bolus. We’ve seen a huge break through recently where she is taking on more responsibility and bolusing so I know that we are headed in the right direction and have a goal of getting in the 7’s for the next app’t.
But back to Dexcom clarity, in that 3 month period she only wore her sensor about 60% of the time and does spend more time than she should being high. So I guess these are things that would throw it off?