Do you have a guess as to what it will be? I always sort of suck it up and try to go into A1C w/ really clean blood, basically game the test, get my BG into the 70s and flat for the test and do the best I can to get the best number I can. I have no idea if it actually works although some of my higher tests that I can remember correlated with higher BG at the time of the blood draw?
Did school go well? If you were successful at that, it probably is sort of worth it to have a bit less focus on D.
My "off period" corresponded with a couple of other big changes for a 39-40 year old to be doing, losing a bunch of weight and studying Tae Kwon Do *very* hard with strong instructors who pushed me a lot. Putting the two together (lots of Gatorade fighting off hypos with very little knowledge about what to do with it...) got me up to 7.7 for one test, then 7.2, then I said "$%&# it" and got a pump which made a big difference. One of the instructors looked at me the first time he saw me after I got it (I skipped one class to make sure I knew what I was doing and didn't kill myself or cause a distraction...hee hee...) said "you look a lot better" after looking into my eyes. Sort of eerie but I felt better instantly on the thing which, in turn, made it easier to accomplish my goals?