I am happy with my A1c if I can keep it around 6.5% or so. That takes a lot of work for me and for now may be the best I can do. For the past several months I’ve put a lot of energy into my diabetes, exercise, and diet (cutting back on carbs) and my A1c came back at 6.6%, which was a smidgen lower than my previous one, but not a lot. @Terry4 mentioned in another thread that anemia could raise A1c, but that doesn’t seem to have had any impact for me. But overall my health is much better than it was six months ago, so that’s a major improvement.
I may be able to hit a lower A1c number when I am retired. Who knows. That is a long way off for me, though, at about 25 years. By the time I retire, I’ll have had diabetes for more than 50 years, and my main goal is to just be healthy at that point so I can enjoy it.
All my doctors are happy with my current level of control, and I put in quite a bit of daily effort to maintain it. If I can somehow get an A1c much lower at some point without too many lows, that is great. But if not, I’m not going to stress about it.