I just needed to come on here and give myself a big pat on the back. Since Sept 2011, I've finally decided to get back on course after having T1 and pumping for almost 10 years. Until about 2007 I was doing great with A1Cs in the 7s, but from 2007 until now I let my numbers slip all the way up to the high 9s.
Went to the Endo two weeks ago as a followup to my Sept 2011 visit and my A1c went from 9.3 to 8.5! I haven't changed too much, maybe just some more testing (well...a lot more testing) and some small adjustment to basal rates. Every day lately I look at my numbers and am amazed that almost all of them are below 180! I used to go days before seeing a number below 200 and now it's more unusual to see myself get that high unless I test right after a big meal.
My next goals are getting back to the gym and getting away from some of the higher glycemic index foods that I eat.
Have you accomplished anything you're proud of lately? Do you have any changes you're hoping to get established? I'm excited to hear what you all are doing as motiviation to keep at it!
I used a Minimed pump for about a year and a half and things were going fine with the exception of 3 pump failers during that time. I became frustrated with not knowing when it was going to work and when it wasn't. So, I switched to an Animas Ping:). But the transition was not simple and it required that I send my Minimed back first. Once that was done and verified, my insurance company had to be reimbursed then I could start the process of getting another pump. So, that meant that I had to go back to injections for a little over 3 months. during that time, my A1c went up to 9.5:(. After going on my Animas, at my 3 month visit two weeks ago, my A1c was down to 7.6! I am very happy and thank you for allowing me to share this with everyone.
Kelly good for you!
My recent accomplishment was launching my website- www.wearediabetes.org! Its an organization I have founded that is dedicated to promoting awareness of the prevalent eating disorder Diabulimia. Studies show 1 in 3 type 1 diabetics intentionally omit their insulin in order to lose weight and the consequences are deadly. I am devoted to helping those who suffer from this illness as well as providing resources foe the Healthcare community so they can better help and treat patients who suffer from this.