Out of curiosity, how much in the way of emergency diabetic supplies do our members have stored? I'm especially curious about how long you can go without any outside assistance, (including a…Continue
My son was diagnosed T-1 in April 2010. We didn't know the signs and were completely blindsided and we nearly lost him to DKA. The good folks at Texas Childrens Hospital patched him up and sent him home a week later. Six months on MDI were a nightmare, but we mastered it. We started on the pump in October 2010. He LOVES his Animas PING! It's made the difference between him being a slave to diabetes, and totally kicking its a$$. He now routinely runs 5.8-6.3 A1C's, eats whatever he wants (within reason, six Twinkies at one sitting are out, diabetic or not!), and he eats pretty much whenever he wants to. If you're a T-1 looking at insulin pump therapy, I'd love to talk with you and share our experience.
As a family, we are now becoming more active in reaching-out to new T-1s. There is such a HUGE gap between diagnosis and acceptance, and we're trying to help fill that gap. If you are a new T-1 who is getting overwhelmed by it all, feel free to contact us. I carry spares for absolutely everything Animas, and our door is always open and the coffee hot at any hour. When the Midnight Monsters start playing on your mind, it never hurts to have someone to call who will understand.
Stay safe, stay strong, and stay focused!