I think that if your doctor and you feel comfortable with the changes and you fit those guidelines, great. One less appointment some people can cross off their list. My thinking, less can be better in the many appointments most of us have to do.
Unfortunately, many people with diabetes don't have a1c's in that range. I know I don't, and I feel like I do a pretty good job with my diabetes.
And as many have stated, it has been drilled into my head that I must go in every year for a dilated eye exam, so I do. And over my many years that dreaded "you have some minor back ground bleeding" line has been spoken. But that being said, both times, it cleared up and both times was told during the follow up visits, that if he didn't know I had diabetes for as long as I have, my visits would be pretty boring. I like boring and I will continue to go every year.
As to whether the medical professionals will get on board quickly with these guidelines, I am hoping they realize that what works for one person, doesn't work for everyone. Like what the a1c goal should be, or how many times you should test, or you should be on a pump, or you should use a CGM or or or. You get my point. We are all different and I hope this change doesn't effect this of us who still what to see our doctor every year and insurance might not cover it. Same fear I have with test strips and FDA approving dosing from Dexcom's.