Here's my newest blog post. Talks a wee bit about how I view my A1c numbers. Just wanted to say a big thanks to all those out there with inspiring numbers and stories. You inspire me everyday. I also genuinely love reading about those who are battling to get their A1c back to a reasonable number because I'm also at that point. Your battles also inspire me :)
Blood tests don't lie
When I was younger I used to imagine up BSL numbers and add them to my log book. I quite clearly remember doing it. I'd fill in my log book with all my "real" numbers and then go through and add more numbers to show I was testing more often that I actually was.
I look back on it and just shake my head at 16 year old me. Making up numbers helps no one! And given insulin ratios are adjusted based on my numbers it could have been very dangerous. It wasn't something I understood back then but I do now.
But at the end of the day, blood tests don't lie. Not like imaginary log book numbers. Even though HbA1c isn't completely accurate and has to take into account you might be swinging between lows and highs to reach that number, it is the main measure of control that we have.