When I was shown a 6.8 in the spring, I was so excited. It was accurate and exciting. There are always going to be outlier numbers, but it’s the majority that matters. Yesterday I had another appointment at Joslin and I wasn’t dreading it, but I also wasn’t looking forward to it. I wished that it could have been in another month due to the half marathon. In order to run without going low, my days are filled with roller coasters. They are planned roller coasters, but they’re still ups and downs. It has made me frustrated with running. Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond excited to run this half, but I don’t like the way I feel about diabetes right now. So when my endo said my A1C is at 6.7 right now, I had two reactions. I first did not believe her, and second I felt nothing. I know that the plan I’m using now is working for me, but in a week we’ll be making changes and hopefully my outlook will go back to positive.
This is why it’s important to remember that it’s more than just a number, and that diabetes is so much more than just one number. The environment and circumstances surrounding an A1C and regular blood sugar reading are just as important as the number.