I had my endo appointment this morning at UCSD with Dr. Edelman, and I was so excited to see that my A1C was in the 6% range again, with virtually no lows. Until I started wearing Dexcom, I had never been able to get my A1C below 7% while pumping, without starting to experience frequent and severe low blood sugars. It wouldn’t happen, and couldn’t in order for me to be safe.
I’ve been wearing the device pretty much non-stop since I started working at Dexcom over a year ago and have had one year straight of consecutive A1C’s in the 6% range, I’ll take it! At first I thought it was beginners luck (kind of like when I started pumping, everything was perfect, then it went kersplat), but it has continued. The information that it provides me on a daily basis has been invaluable (enlightening?) to me, and I feel absolutely lost and uncomfortable without it. Those trend arrows are priceless and I need them to get through my day.
Anymore, I almost can’t remember what it was like to not have type 1 diabetes (like I lived for 25 years of my life). Now, I barely remember my type 1 diabetes life without Dexcom.