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Dexcom 6 = best ever HbA1C

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by fishpalace, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. fishpalace

    fishpalace Type 1 · Member

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    Decided to start using Dexcom 6 some 8 months ago and visited the doctors earlier this week to get the results.

    Was pleasantly surprised to be told it was 40 and my lowest reading since being diagnosed some 14 years ago.

    I have found this device to be a game changer and so much easier to manage with a reading every 5 minutes. Not the cheapest but well worth the monthly cost

    Paul
     
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  2. Yaya10_10

    Yaya10_10 · Well-Known Member

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    me too change my hba1c. I ve become addicted to checking my bg every two seconds :D
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Yes m
    Yes me too - been using it for over 3 years now and consistently achieving HbA1c's at around 44-50, it's definitely a game changer to control when used properly.
     
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  4. fishpalace

    fishpalace Type 1 · Member

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    Know what you mean. I often check to see if it is trending up or down to try and anticipate an issue.

    Paul
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've got it with tandem pump. When it works it is great (90% in range) so yes I agree.
    And seeing the steady dots on my phone when compared to the Lord of the Rings mountain range I've had previously...
     
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  6. fishpalace

    fishpalace Type 1 · Member

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    90% is top drawer

    I have stayed away from using a pump as manual injection seems to work well although I also carb count

    Paul
     
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    fishpalace Type 1 · Member

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    Not just the control but also understanding how different food types cause a spike too and also it can take hours for levels to increase.

    Paul
     
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