Apologies for the delay getting back to you. What would be useful to know that we could collect information on and document has been on my mind for days now..... My ability to develop a working model for questionnaire[s] is
severely limited, but perhaps the following will be intelligible.....
Thinking about how to sort TuDiabetes community's database of A1C readings and how to expand on the information?
Perhaps a sort of folks by A1C average over a couple of years would be a place to start:
the Sixes and lower, the Sevens, the Eights, the Nines and higher
Each group might establish its own priority for gathering additional data.
For instance I personally am most interested in sharing / finding out information
among the insulin dependent [more than 5 years say] members whose A1C readings are consistently between 5.5 and 6.5 i.e the Sixes [6 average] and am eager to know:
What correlation[s] there may be between Insulin regime [type and/or combination of types used] and how you feel?
General questions: How do you feel? How is your health?
Then specific questions:
Have you changed your Insulin[s] regime during the past 3 years?
From what to what?
With what results after 6 months?
ie what has improved ? what's the same? what's worse?
are you feeling better, the same, worse?
functioning better, same, worse?
Also, when we sort A1C levels by overall 2-3 year avg of 6, 7, 8, 9 or higher as mentioned above ,
we can also investigate correlations between them.
One simple example:
1 On average, how often do you check your glucose?
2 With approximately what frequency do you experience Glucose readings between 60-70?
3 Between 50-60?
4 Below 50?
This would be a way to pinpoint which A1C levels go low the most, often or even if there is a noticeable difference
in low frequencies between the average 6s or lower, the 7s, the 8s, the 9s and higher.
Thanks for your time and also for attempting this whole thing.
All the best,