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[IP] My Second A1C since starting pumping
Just got back my A1C results after 3 months on the pump. Before
starting, my A1C was 7.9. At 6 weeks after starting it was 7.3 and the
latest is 6.9. Not bad, I would say. I am aiming for 6.6 next time.
Blood sugar has been quite stable and more important, quite predictable.
As can been seen by reading the messages posted here, everyone's
experience is a little different (or a LOT different!), but a pump
certainly provides an opportunity to improve your control of your
diabetes. It takes some work and attention, but if you work at it, a
pump can definitely improve your life.
By the way, congrats to David Dougherty for the low A1C, things
obviously are working for you. To Tammy, who is having too many insulin
reactions, take a hard look at your basel rate and make some
adjustments. Before I was on the pump, I also had way too many insulin
reactions, but since I started pumping, the reactions have almost
disappeared, yet I have not had many highs. It is always a balancing
act and requires a fair amount of attention as each day is different.
But it is not THAT difficult to do and there are so many positives to
figuring it all out and making it work for yourself.
Best wishes for a very happy holiday season to everyone who takes the
time to contribute to this site with your ideas, problems, thoughts,
insights, suggestions, solutions and everything else. I don't always
agree with what is written, but I always learn something and I think
that is what Michael had in mind when he got IP started. Thanks,
San Francisco Bay Area
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