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A1c Check: My Results Are In

April 19, 2014

Over the four months since I started using my insulin pump, I’ve had moments when I wondered if I made the right choice. I’ve said publicly numerous times I think I have tighter control, and I think this control would be reflected in better A1c results. 

However, there were times when I wondered if that was true. 

I’ve always had really good control. There were moments when my sugar would crash, or when it would skyrocket, but I was always aware of what was going on, and what to do to fix it. My most recent A1c results, after all, had been 6.5, 6.7, 6.4 and 6.3. (For those of you who don’t understand what an A1c is, check out my good friends at WebMD.)

Anyway, I was concerned my results might go up. What if I’d made a horrible mistake? After all, I did have that night where my sugar went up, completely out of control. What if my score was (gasp) over 7 because of that really bad night?

Well, I just finished my A1c Now at-home test, and I have my results. 

I think I’ll be keeping my pump (and CGM), as my A1c is a 6.4.

Needless to say, I’m feeling pretty good about these results. It’s a sign to me that my control is tight, and consistently so. 

This is very good news, as today is my beautiful wife’s birthday. We have reservations for dinner tonight, and are taking a nice trip (the destination of which has been kept secret from her for the past four months) where some good meals will be enjoyed. 

Right now, though, I’m just feeling some relief. I made a big investment late last year, and, so far, it appears to be paying off. 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Debbie permalink
    April 23, 2014 3:14 pm

    Congrats, excellent job. That is music to a case manager’s ear. 🙂

    Debbie

  2. Eileen Patskin permalink
    April 28, 2014 4:55 pm

    Brian – as always, love reading your posts. And loved the Montreal pics!

    Eileen

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