Today was a great day!!! We had our one month appointment with the Endo and it went better than I could have ever hoped for. Brennen is right on target and his blood glucose readings seem to be mostly on point for now. I found out his A1C number from when he was admitted to the ICU at diagnosis, which was actually perfectly on target for where they want him to be. (8.3 and they want 8.5 or under. ) We must have caught this thing very quickly.

Of course, I had also prepared myself with a list of questions to ask, but the most imprortant question to me was, "How soon do you think we can get him on a pump?" (Him, being my almost 3 year old son.) I have worried about the possible answers to this question for weeks. Many people have told me that the Endo's around here don't like to put you on a pump until 6 months to one year after diagnosis and definately not until you are out of the "honey moon" phase. I am so tired of this "honey moon" phase I could scream! So, I have been researching, asking people who have pumps what they like and dislike about them, comparing pumps on the internet. You name it, and I most likely searched it on the web. I was ready to battle this one out for my kid. So, when I asked the question and the response I got was, "Our pump rules are pretty loose around here. Having him on a pump will make your life a lot easier. What one is it that you like?" I was stunned, excited, and pleasantly surprised. Long story short, I didn't have to battle, I got myself all hyped up over nothing, and as soon as all the paperwork goes through, Brennen will be getting the pump we wanted. Yay!!!!! One small diabetes victory that will hopefully lead the way for many more to come.

Views: 3

Comment by Katz on March 22, 2011 at 7:22pm
I am so happy for all of you! Especially Bren. Love you all so much.


You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

TuDiabetes Is Getting A Makeover!

Written By Emily Coles, TuDiabetes Community Manager. Last summer we surveyed members of TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes online communities, and gained some GREAT insights! We learned that our members are happy with the information and support they receive on TuDiabetes and Read on! →

An eye opening experience at @CWDiabetes!

Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service