For My Personal Diabetes Awareness Month of November, I pledged to focus in on my diabetes management and really work on fine tuning in an effort to get my A1c down below that coveted 7%. And I’m so happy that when I checked my meter average the other day, this is what I saw:
My 60-day logs show an average BG of 155 mg/dL which translates roughly to an A1c of exactly 7%. This is what I was hoping for given my renewed focus. And because it’s only a 60-day average, I still have another full month to make sure I get it down just a little bit more to settle in right under 7. Plus, I absolutely love seeing that nearly three-fourths of my BGs are falling in to range now (which is set at 70-180mg/dL. There’s very few lows too which is good because we all know that lows can be one of the first things that lead us to the Glucoaster ride, and that’s never a good feeling.
The only thing I was surprised to see was that it’s showing an average of only one reading a day. I know that I have to calibrate my CGM at least twice a day, so how can that be? Well, the past two months do include one pump break where I switched meters to my small, more portable Freestyle Lite, so I am sure there’s no data for those few days which would bring down my average from two to one test a day.
Still though, I’m clearly not checking with fingersticks often enough, and this indicates I’m letting my CGM do all the work, which is something I need be better about. I think I’ve become so confident in my CGMs accuracy, I’ve gotten a bit lazy with the regular old finger-stick!
Checking my meter average was a good way to A) boost my confidence because it shows my hard work is paying off and B) taught me a lesson by showing me I need to check on my meter more. Isn’t great when we actually put all our fancy tools to work? 7%, I’m coming for ya!