My name is Alice. I've been a type 1 for a little over 32 years (wow - I rarely think about that and when I do I marvel at how the years have flown since my diagnosis at the age of 11.) Anyway, just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I just discovered this whole Juvenation thing tonight and am quite excited about it. I used to be a very active member of the ADA forums but just drifted away after they redid their site awhile back. I am considering making some changes to my treatment regimen and am researching some stuff and I got to thinking how much I missed having a bunch of other type 1 folks to bounce questions off of now and then, so I did an internet search to see where the best forums are these days and . . . here I am.
I managed with injections for the first 30 years but started pumping in the last two years with the OmniPod system. Am currently considering getting a CGM system and am trying to decide if I want to get the DexCom and keep the OmniPod or ditch the OmniPod for a new MiniMed (Revel?) and its integrated CGM. Am looking forward to reading up here on the experiences folks have had with both.
I also recently, within the last year, went vegetarian, and that has been a bit challenging since it means higher carbohydrate than I used to eat. My blood sugars have suffered a bit, but I'm thinking, with the help of CGM, I'll be able to stick with it and get my numbers back where I want them.
Anyway - that's pretty much the introduction to me. Looking forward to getting to know some of you!