So, the last time I had a quarterly check-up with my endo, my A1C was 7.1. Not surprising to me. I wasn't pumping yet then and was really struggling with a nasty dawn phenomenon that was hard to deal with on MDI.
They give you these nifty cards with your A1C at my endo's office!
Since then I have gotten a pump and started CGM-ing too. While I was getting back on the pump and starting with the CGM I met with my endo's PA who does all the pump training and adjusting (and who is wonderful). Today, I had my official quarterly check-up with my actual endocrinologist for the first time since starting the pump. My A1C was 7.7!! Yikes Spikes!
I fully expected my A1C to be much higher, since the first month and a half of pumping was such a crap shoot of trying to figure out basal rates and stuff. Heck, let's be honest, I feel like it's still a crap shoot a lot of the time, but I have noticed marked improvements over the past month or so. I went to the office fully prepared to see a higher A1C, I just think seeing it on paper kind of made me realize I have a long way to go. I'm disappointed. My doctor was really positive, though. She took a look at my numbers, listened to my concerns, and we adjusted a few things. I know that my A1C will be better at my next visit, but I still feel a little deflated, because I feel like I've been working so stinking hard! I would really like to see my A1C below 6.5, and with a current A1C of 7.7 it just seems like a long way to go. Sigh.
Send some good, motivational thoughts my way, peeps. I need 'em today!