I thought I'd post my diagnosis story, I should have done it in my first blog post.
When I was diagnosed I was very lucky on 3 counts; first I was only 3 when so I was spared the bad memories that new diabetics carry; second my father is a doctor; third my mother was a nurse.
In the beginning, they were concerned because instead of running around and getting into mischief, I was laying around taking naps. When father checked me over he knew something was wrong but he didn't have the equipment at home to properly evaluate me. So they took me to the hospital where they did the tests and that's when I started my big adventure in the diabetes world. They said I was in the hospital for 2 days while they stabilized my BG, and my mother was there all the time with me. They said that when I was stable, they gave me a shot of NPH insulin and I was released. My mother was an RN and was still working at the time so she took her vacation to take care of me. She later quit nursing so she could take care of me full time. The ped endocrinologist at the hospital had designed a treatment plan for me that included R and NPH insulin plus carb control. It was soon changed to R and UL insulin. Because of constant care from my mother and father I did well and was in good control right from the start. My first memories of diabetes was screaming when my mother gave me my shots. I was 6 when I first gave myself my shot. It was hard because I had to mix the R and UL insulin in the same syringe. The UL insulin had to be agitated in the vial by rolling the vile between my hands. I would always draw up the R first to the right line on the syringe then draw up the UL to the right line on the syringe. I had to shake the syringe back and forth to make sure the UL was still in suspension. If I didn't do it right the needle would clog and I had to start over. That sucked because I had to inject a second time. My mother would watch me and always check every step because it was hard to get the doses of the 2 insulins right.
Later I was changed to Novolog and Lantus and then to Novolog and Levemir. When I'm doing MDI I still use Novolog and Levemir. I am on the OnmiPump but I still like to go on MDI almost half the time. I've had my lowest A1c on MDI, 5.5 was my best and under 6 for over 2 years. Today with my part time pumping and part time MDI my A1c is between 6.1 and 6.3.