Good point, Merilee. Over time you will develop your own goals for A1c and BG parameters. But for now, while you are learning, it is wise to follow the endo until you get more knowledge. And, hopefully, the two of you will become a team and work together to agree on your goals. You will learn that there are almost as many personal plans as people with diabetes. But there are general standards to use as starting points. For example, some here work hard to keep their A1c in the 5s, as close to non-diabetic as possible. Recent research, per my endo, indicates that complications start with consistent A1cs above 6.3. So 6.3 or 6.2 is my goal but not always reached. My diabetes is what used to be called "brittle" or hard to manage. And no, I do not think that it is always possible for those of us with big BG swings to stay under 140 BG regardless of how carefully we manage. For others, it is possible. So .... I will stop there. As a new T1, you should be finding it fairly easy to manage for now, and I hope, for a long time to come. Good work.