Way to go, I do not have a Dexcom yet but I know when I doubled my strip prescription I was able to get really close control and hit a 5.2 as well. My honeymoon is coming to an end and I thought that keeping a sub six A1C would be nearly impossible, thanks for posting up I needed some encouragement. I hope to get a pescription at my late April endo visit for a Dexcom. My insurance says ok. just need the script:) Endo is old school though, so my backup plan is a second opinion in May with a more current Endo.
Got the script, got the Dexcom, started first sensor this morning.
I will let you know how it goes.
To Stage West,
That is wonderful numbers - good for you! How are you using the Dex software to "predict" your A1C? I have never gotten any readings in the A1C section. Am I missing something, or are you using your averages to predict?
Thanks, and keep up the good work!
Do you get the 90 day average from Dexie? If so, how do you do that?
That is why I asked. I know about the calculators and in fact, I have one on my iPhone. The problem is that it is ALWAYS lower than the lab results. For instance, my last A1C was about .6 higher than than what the calculator read. So, I was just asking to see if there was a better way,
I find that kennedy's a1c correlates more with her 30 day average than the 60 or 90 day, endo told us that something like 70% of the a1c comes from the past 30 days ,then the remainder from the 60 days previous
Congrats Stage, keep it up!
I was LADA diagnosed 15 months ago with a BG over 400. A1C last month, 5.4% with very few hypos. It is also a great way for your body to become hypo sensitive, learn how different type of carbs need to be bolus balanced, and, in general, what works for your particular blood chemisty. I know it's hard to not be obsessed with your Dexie all the time, but I always take a few days off between sensors to see how in tune I am with my BG and balancing my C/I ratio throughout the day.
Look forward to hearing more great stories!