And I'm super duper happy.
It wasn't quite as low as the Dexcom Clarity app had predicted (although, I suspect, given a little more time- it could be!) but it was the lowest it's ever been since I was diagnosed as a Type 1 over 20 years ago.
So give me a drum roll please, because this feels like a very important announcement and a very proud moment for me....
5.7%! FIVE. POINT. SEVEN. PERCENT.
I've heard it before, and you probably have too...But it bears repeating. This A1C is really just a number. In fact, at my last appointment, when I told my endo I was shooting for an A1C of 6% or lower, he warned me, "Don't get too caught up in your number." First of all, everyone's disease (and body!) is different. Secondly, it's way more important to avoid extreme high and low blood sugars than it is to have a low A1C. If I was having a bunch of lows, this number most certainly wouldn't be worth all my trouble. Thirdly, one can become a little obsessed trying to achieve a low A1C. (I, however, find my particular obsession pretty manageable. My world doesn't absolutely revolve around it.)
|Cheerleader #1, Lucy!|
|Cheerleader #2, Ricky Ricardo!|
Still, I'm yelling out my number to anyone who gives a shit. Which, come to find out, actually isn't too many people. Lucy and Ricky, of course, were thrilled for me and gave me loads of kisses for all the hard work it took for me to achieve that 5.7. I called my husband while he was working and although I'm sure he was happy for me, I don't think he really gets it. And I sure don't expect him to. I have just a couple of Type 1 friends that I texted with my results, even though it may have been a little braggy. But I couldn't help myself. I knew they would get it and feel happy for me. Like I said, there's just not that many people to tell.
I know this A1c is an ever-changing thing. And although I've worked really hard to get it this low, I'm sure I had luck on my side as well. Next time I go in for labs, who knows? But maybe I can keep hovering around 6% for a while, now that I've proven to myself that it's possible!
I'll obviously post more (and more) very soon about little adjustments I've made that for me, have made a big difference in my blood sugar control. As well as currently having this 5.7% A1C, I have far less problems with highs and lows than I was having in the past because of these little changes I've made.
But today... It's just a brag. It's not every day I feel like bragging. But holy guacamole, today I do! So thank you for indulging me!