I haven't been been on TuD in a while (but I've been thinking about everyone!)!
This summer, I went away to two different chamber music/solo music camps- one that was many miles away in Chicago- for a total of five weeks. This was a huge experience for me! I had only ever gone away for one week and that was to diabetes camp, where everyone is absolutely prepared for anything diabetes related. I had great roommates, counselors and friends wherever I was, though, and other than a few minor incidents (power outage, anyone?), diabetes was not too overwhelming! My main focus was definitely not diabetes and it was great to be completely in control.
My Medtronic pump completely broke a few weeks ago- spinning numbers, out of control beeping and button errors that started all in just a few minutes. Medtronic is great though, and I had a new pump by 10am the next morning (they even let me pick a new color, I went with clear, just for fun;) No problems so far!
And the most recent news- asthma. Or something like it. I've recently had some breathing problems, mostly at night, so the doctor did a little investigating (definitely wanted to rule out that it wasn't the heart murmur), and so right now I'm using an inhaler before bed to see if it makes a difference. Definitely feeling the side effects of it though- luckily short term, but it feels JUST like a low blood sugar! The doctor had me use a nebulizer while I was at the clinic, and for about an hour my blood sugar was around 140 mg/dl and I was having major low blood sugar symptoms. The same thing happened last night for only about half an hour after using the inhaler. The doctor did say that the inhaler would cause some jitteriness, but I never thought it would be like a low blood sugar. Hopefully it doesn't last, but it's not the worst thing in the world! :) If anyone has any tips on asthma+diabetes, they would be greatly appreciated!
10th grade is superb and exciting! Viola is a huge part of my life this year, and I made some really amazing friends this summer that will be lifelong friends. Friends who met me one day and the next day sat up with me while I had a quick low blood sugar. I actually really appreciate people who spend time just talking to me while I'm having a "simple" low. It doesn't seem like much, but when I'm low I can't keep my mind straight or off of the topic of diabetes, so to have someone not freak out and just have a regular conversation with me (even if I'm not participating much) is great.
Anyways, I hope everyone is doing well! :)