Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Headed to the endo – win a prize!

This morning is my regular endocrinologist appointment. I think the diabetes online community (subconsciously?) books our appointments together because there are a bunch of us with appointments this week and last (according to official Twitter reports: at least Scott, Cherise, and George).

This is my first appointment after getting my DexCom, and I printed some summary reports to show the doctor. 
I thought I’d use the information the Dex gives me to offer a little “guess my A1c” game. I will send a World Diabetes Day pin to the three people who guess the closest. Why three? Because I already gave the rest of my supply away! 
I don’t normally like to share this type of information because I hate it when we compare ourselves to each other (YDMV), but I would think it would be hard to guess without.
My last A1c was 6.4.
According to DexCom:
  • My average glucose for September 15 – October 15 was 121 with a standard deviation of 51
  • From October 15 – November 15 my average was 122 with a standard deviation of 52
  • I was between 80 and 150 mg/dL 55% in September and 53% in October

Have fun guessing! I will let you know Friday who won!

Also working on a post about how difficult it is to actually “get” your data from the DexCom!
  • FatCatAnna says:

    Sara – I guess some will use your calculations above from your DexCom – I’m a useless twit at math/analysis- soooo – I’m going to go with 5.9%. That was my last A1C.

    I wish we had the DexCom here in Canada – darn Health Canada has to test/test/test before medical stuff can be sold in our country. I am patient, yes I am, for now I only use my blood meter to keep track of my blood sugars!

    Psst – do any of you treat yourself to something when you had a good endo appointment? I do when I’m flush! \^^//.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:23 am
  • Ann Onimous says:

    Since it’s your first with the Dexcom, I’m going to guess it’s gone up a little bit and guess 6.6.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:25 am
  • Hannah says:

    I’m guessing 6 =)

    November 17, 2010 at 9:45 am
  • Michael Hoskins says:

    I am horrible at math, of any kind. Number terrify me (go figure, right), and my guessing ability is anything but stellar. So, I just hope: that you get an A1C that makes you smile and do a little dance of excitement! I’m “guessing” you will, based on those awesome readings (at least, that’s my interpretation of the data). :))

    November 17, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Sarah Jane says:

    I’m not a math brain so i’m not entering this contest. I use up all my math skills managing my own diabetes. BUT I did want to say that had I not taken this internship and re-scheduled my regular November endo appointment for March, I would totally be headed to the endo this week too. CRAZINESS

    November 17, 2010 at 11:46 am
  • Bernard Farrell says:

    Sara, as honorary chairman I welcome you to the association of the diabetes data deprived. There is a way to get the data out, but (like most diabetes device makers) they sure don’t make it easy.

    I’ll guess 6.1, but I don’t need a pin. The A1c will only agree with the Dexcom averages if you’re using a reasonably accurate meter to calibrate. When I changed from the OneTouch, my A1C dropped, even though my Dexcom averages stayed about the same!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  • Cherise says:

    I am going to say…6.2-no pin needed:) good luck-let me know when you schedule your next appointment:) *wink*

    November 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm
  • George Simmons says:

    I was going to guess 5.9 but someone beat me to it.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm
  • Jaimie says:

    going to bid a little lower Bob!


    November 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm
  • Sarah says:

    I’m saying 5.7

    November 18, 2010 at 8:56 am
  • Kelly Booth says:

    Not interested in the pin either but I am going for the 5.9 vote!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    Isn’t it crazy how so many appointments can be clustered together?

    I’m going to guess 5.9!!!!

    Just kidding, I read your results post already… hehehe.

    November 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm

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