Just to clear things up. The study on Hypoglycemia and Dementia was factored only using “severe” hypoglycemia (requiring hospitalization.) I highly recommend reading the study or at least the brief on it if you have the chance to see the numbers. Unfortunately DM in general is the major underlying factor in the results of many of these studies. Be well
My goal has always been under 7 and in did that for over 20 years but hovering close to 7. Usually 6.8. I utilized the Medtronic pump and CGM. I recently had a major shift in my care by changing to the Tandem pump and Dexcom G6. My numbers improved to the mid to low 6 range. I was diagnosed with MS last March and then decided I need to really get a bit of guidance on my health and how to help my body function the best it can to stave off negative effects from MS and T1D especially since the MS meds were causing frequent hypoglycemic incidents Since making some major changes in my diet based on what my body really needs to function well and changing my MS meds, my A1C is @5.5 the last two tests I have taken. Feeling good!
For many years my A1c hovered around 6. My endo insisted that I needed to raise it because of too many lows. Now that I’m using a Tandem pump with Control IQ, I have far fewer lows and am comfortable with a 6.3/6.5 A1c.
My A1C used to be in the upper 6 range but my primary care physician wanted it above 7 due to my age (73) and the enhanced risk of falls related to hypoglycemic issues. Now A1C stays in low 7 range.
The brackets you offered were not very useful. My last A1c was 7.0, which is exactly what is recommended for my age. But you lumped me in with 7.9, which would be way too high.
Last one was right where we want it. My medical team & I have decided what is best for me and anything around 7 and no less than 6. Been right I. The middle for a couple years now. And now using Tandem Control IQ, it is never an issue. And not much work involved!
More importantly thanA1c, I’m in range >80% with <4% low and no serious/very lows. It is possible to have an A1c <7 without serious lows or lots of them.
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6.7, but that’s not my goal. 7.0 is the goal because of the need for decreased hypoglycemic incidents both in frequency and intensity. Those incidents, unfortunately, correlate with increased probability of and at a younger age of the onset of dementia. ☂ (ɔ˘ ³( ͡❛ ︹ ͡❛c) ☂