I have had Type 1 for a year and a bit now. I am having a heck of a time managing my sugar levels. I was on injections from diagnosis and have been on the pump since November. My A1C has pretty much not budged.... 8.8, 8.6, 8.8. Depsite being off work from Dec until just last week so that I could try and get things under control, things are still totally wonky -- highs, lows, sometimes my body almost treats insulin like it is sugar - I swear !
Anyway, what I think would certainly help is an intensive retreat, such as what I read about Jostens in Boston, where your days are totally focused by medical personnel with testing, suggesting, etc. etc. Is there such a thing in Canada devoted to Type 1's? I currently have a family doctor, diabetes educator/nurse affiliated with the diabetes client and an endocronologist....however, appts are hard to get and usually you are dealing with 2-3 month waits. Those appointments are usually 1-2 hrs long and then I am sent on my way. It makes it difficult to follow through with them when making adjustments, etc. when you only see them every couple of months.
I hope this is all making sense. It has been a rough week, so it is kinda hard to get thoughts together and written to make sense.