Hello everyone! I am new to this site, and new to the diabetes online community as a whole, actually. Weird for me, since I was an early adopter of internet groups and networking--I was even a member of a BBS group (remember 300 baud modems?) back when I was a teenager. Anyway, I'm glad to be here and to be finally catching up with the DOC phenomenon. I even made a twitter account. :)
So, I live in Las Vegas, have had T1 for 33 years, pumping for 21 years. I have no major complications. I'm an RN and a CDE. I worked with pediatric endocrine for many years, then became a Clinical Manager for Medtronic for five and a half years, and now I am running a diabetes program for an Air Force hospital. I've got years of diabetes camp experience, although I haven't been in a few years. My other CDE friends think I'm crazy because my favorite patients are the toddlers and the teenagers. I miss pediatrics, but I love my work with the military.
I have generally easy diabetes, I know that if I work hard I get A1cs well below 7, but I haven't been paying a lot of attention to my own diabetes lately, and it's time to get busy. I have always found the best support and community online, and I'm really glad to be here with all of you!