I'm new a new 1. although not new to serious health problems. My endo wants to me to do my A1C every 6 months. I tend to be more conservative, as I'm used to taking care of my health. I keep myself on a short leash. I'm thinking I should be getting it done every 3 months? What do you all, with more experience, say?

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I get mine done ever 3 months. But I also use a pump.
Before I was pregnant, I was getting my A1C done every 3 to 4 months. However, I had just switched to the pump and cgm and were figuring those out. Now that I am pregnant, I have mine done monthly.
Wow, 5.5 a1c is awesome! If you maintain your current treatments and have good BG numbers, 6 months is plenty for repeating a1c I would think. I'm only down to 6.3, from over 14% few years ago, so I prefer every 3 months until i feel more stable/comfortable. You can always just do the 6 months for doctor, and get the self test kits yourself to check in between. They aren't super accurate compared to lab testing but they are more than sufficient to spot any problems i would guess. I tried one in January this year and it was 6.7, so getting a 6.3 from lab the next month was a bonus!
oops! i lied. just looked at my most recent test results again and it's 5.9. wishful thinking i guess.
5.9 is great for your first year. As you pick up skills and learn more about how your body reacts to food, insulin and life you might be able to get lower if you choose to.

Maurie
I get mine done every 3 months.
i get mine done less than once a year... my parents refuse to take me anywhere
I get an A1c every 3 months/

. God Bless
Spoken like true teenage with a hate on for the parents… I dare you to hold their hands in public lol
Don't blame your parents. It looks like your old enough to make your own decisions, take the initiative!
every 3 to 4 months at endo's office. if I get back to going every 6 months, I'll get it done at 3 months.
It would be three if I ever actually managed to make it back to the Endo's office in three.
It's more like six now.......
I have a standing order at the lab for one year : A1C every 3 months ; GP ( not Endo ) will have to re-order , when year over ...no big deal , only a bit of a nuiseance , when one arrives at the lab and order has expired . Not quite technically set up for automatic reminders here ...maybe one day :)

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