Hope everything is going good for everyone. I have had type 1 diabetes for almost 23 yrs(in aug). I was taking two shots for a long time with a sliding scale, and slowly moved up to about five or more a day. And I tried several types of insulin. I remember the beef and pork insulin at first. And the glucose machines the size of a brick. And the needles that were not very user friendly( there were no different guages, ultra thins, or shorts). And then finally back in November I finally got on my first pump. The medtronic minimed paradigm. And I love it. It has made my life so much better, and my diabetes so much easier to control. I have always struggled to control my glucose. And my HgA1C's have usually been all over the map. I had thought about the pump a lot in the past, but for different reasons I never thought I would get one. I do dislike the terrible cost of the supplies every month since my insurance does not pay for the consumables, and the horrific cost of the CGM's. But other than that I love it.
Anyway, having had this disease for this long, I have developed some small complications. I have some leakage in both eyes, peripheral neuropathy, and gastroparesis. Plus some other health problems. My diabetes is in better control now than I guess it has ever been. But having said all of that...My doctors have told me that I should consider going back to school, and finding a better, less physical job. I have been in construction work for ten years. I am a pipe-fitter, and plumber. I do a lot of traveling and, at times, very labor intensive work. This is really all I know. I make killer money to only have a high school diploma(50-80k), and want to find something that pays about the same. I have been out of school for 10 years, so all of the things I did know have been near forgotten. I was always very good in upper math and science. I have checked on the RN program and some other medical fields, but I am still undecided. So I thought I would ask everyone on here what type of work they do. Stuff that is diabetic friendly. Or jobs that if they could go back and do things over, they would have chosen. I don't really want to be in college for more than three years to begin with. Then if I needed more education, maybe my employer would pay the rest of my way? Thanks everyone!!!