I was diagnosed 20 years ago this month...Happy anniversary (haha)
I was under 8 for the first time that I can even remember just 3 minths ago. I was 7.4 and then 3 months ago I was 7.6.
My doctor runs a test called a Glycomark - it measures your average blood sugars for just one month. It is helping us to make adjustments better because it is easier to track events for just one month at a time.
I totally understand your frustration. Sometimes I feel like no matter what I do, my numbers are just going to stay where they are and never move. Sometimes I will watch everything I eat and exercise and my A1C will be the same as if I hadn't even tried at all.
I guess what keeps me focused is the thought that I am doing everything I can and if it helps great, but if it doesn't at least I know that it won't be my fault. A great side effect from watchign what I eat and exercising is that other than my Diabetes and everything that goes with it, I am healthier than most people - low cholesterol, blood pressure, tricglycerides, etc. I good cry every now and then helps too!!!
Hang in there. Diabetes sucks. We don't have a choice about having the damn thing, but we do have a choice about how we handle it. It is better to fight for as much control as we can than to give up and feel sorry for ourselves. Good luck.