I want to let the FUDiverse know how grateful I am for the camaraderie here. I’ve never joined or participated in forums before. I did not know what to expect here. But this is definitely the only forum I’ve ever seen that I’ve been drawn to and actually joined. It’s not ever been my style to be this involved online. That’s a compliment…at least I intend it to be!
I have made friends. I have learned so many things…beyond just tricks and hacks although those are important, but I have learned crucial diabetes knowledge that I never got from any book or doctor. Some of these recent threads comparing notes about prebolusing times and relative basal rates have really, really helped me. It just goes to show how many ends of the spectrum there are in how our bodies need to be managed. And it gives me the confidence to get back to doing what I know my body needs in the moment even if it breaks the formula or runs counter to all of the “shoulds”.
I have been secretly hoping I’d reach a kick-ass A1C milestone soon that I could share as proof of the tangible benefit of FUD. I haven’t gotten there yet. But even as I work towards that, it’s honestly not as important to me because I think I’m getting my patience, my confidence and quite honestly, my sanity back after a bit of a rough go of problem solving. About every other day I run into some kind of issue that I need to problem solve, whether it’s discerning a site issue from possible hormones or oncoming illness or whatever. But even with that, I can tell I am getting less frustrated with those D moments popping up. I’m rolling with it better and my husband can see the difference. And I believe that is because of you all. This D hobby can get tired, but you all make it so much better. And I appreciate all of you.
Thank you, FUD! This is a marvelous place created and maintained by marvelous people. Thanks for humoring my participation here! If I can ever do anything to help anyone here, please ask!