just checking in on you, so how is life treating you on the pump, I know at times Im thinking the grass is greener on the other side, as I guess its the way it gets with me at times , not having the ability to get pump treatment, but the bottom line is I eat extremely healthy , test my sugar quite often... and exercise as much as possible, and the result is an a1c under 7.. so just gotta keep at it :)
so no more pump, what insulin regimen are you taking, Ive struggled with it at times, especially over the past years I just did inside.. as that was a test for sure, I went from like a 14.7 a1c my first year in to 7,8 in my second year, and then 7.2, 7.1 my 3rd and fourth , it takes a lot of work , and was thinking that the pump would help that along, is that common what happened to you??
I was wondering if maybe you misunderstood what I meant by "romantic relations" which was the politest euphemism I could think of for sex. I saw you're type 1, and I've never met a type 1 adult except for maybe a nearly diagnosed one who hasn't had a low disrupt sex. If you have been that lucky, that's an impressive accomplishment!
Also, I see you were looking for info on diabulimia. I have links to interviews I've done about it and my recovery in my profile. They might be of interest to you.
Have you noticed any change now in your insulin resistance? Maybe it takes a while before you start to see a difference...I'd be impatient though and want to see a change immediately! As for me, things are going ok. Not great, but ok. I'm seeing more high numbers than I'd like. Some due to miscalculating boluses and others are unexplained. My pump went haywire a few days ago and I lost all my settings. Of course I didn't have my basal rates written anywhere so I have to start over with figuring them out. I suppose it's not really a bad thing, as I've been meaning to test my basal rates anyway since it's been so long so I've done it...
I can relate. I've definitely gained weight since starting the pump 5 years ago. I started off losing some weight because I was on less insulin and extremely careful about what I ate. But, that didn't last long. I've had some site infections, too. Strangely, it wasn't until I had been pumping for more than 4 years before I got my first one. They haven't been bad and I've been able to treat them myself, but I still hate when it happens (as I'm sure everyone does!). How are the pills your endo gave you working? Have you noticed any change in your resistance to insulin?
Thanks for your comment. I've had diabetes for 22 years. Not my whole life, but I don't remember much from before I was diagnosed at 7 years old. I can definitely relate to feeling frustrating and wanting to give up. But that's what's so great about this site and the people on it: lots on support to help you get through it. My issues are currently that I can't seem to keep my numbers where I want them and my pump buttons don't always work. Both things are driving me crazy. Luckily, I don't have any complications so far, and I thank God for that every day. You mentioned that you have several issues...what ones? I hope things are going well for you now... talk to you again soon!
Thanks for adding me. It is a constant struggle like anything else. Most of us have good days and bad days(as far as control) lets just hope we can keep more good ones. I try b/c I think how it is going to affect my daughter when Im not around. If control will help me, I am trying, but my self control is bad.
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