@CarlosLuis, yes, I really appreciate this forum here. It has been great support for our family, Team Diabetes, and a helpful source of information. Who knows, I might still get it myself, since it looks like my side of the family might be the source. My son’s fairly relaxed about it all and is dealing with it well, with the occasional ‘I hate my body’, but he gets to have that, no problem. We did look into a diabetes camp, but with Covid he didn’t feel comfortable doing it, despite all of us being fully vaccinated. Next year, maybe. He just joined a new school and found out pretty quickly that two more kids run around with CGMs … the secret sign
Funny you should mention waiting on FedEx. We just had the same thing happening two weeks ago. Overnight becomes very slow when there’s a weekend in between. Once you have it, it’s hard to go back.
Ha! This comment I’ll have to keep from him. He would looove that too much, and use it against me. He always wanted a dog, of course … and I never wanted to take care of one, of course. Since he heard of diabetes dogs, he’s been using it as an argument. Good to have such persuasion skills in life. Still no dog, we’ll stick with the tech.
Actually in the “old” days it was easy (once disposable syringes were available). One injection per day for me, through college. Occasional urine testing to log and bring to next dr appt.
In mid 1980s I started “mdi” using NPH am and before bed, REG for breakfast and dinner. At some point started Bg testing with huge lancets!
It was the DCCT results that initiated major changes in treatment, as it proved tighter control prevented/slowed complications. Thats when my doctor convinced me to start insulin pump and early sof-sensors cgm from Medtronics. And having problems with early cgm led me to find many great diabetes forums!