I'm a very happy camper with my latest diabetes appointment. My a1c's have gone up a little bit, but we know why. I don't change my pump sites enough and every now and then they get kinked. My a1c this time was 7.4 from a 6.5. Not my best, but definitely not the worst. Lucky for me, there was a Medtronic rep at the clinic today and my mom and I spent a good hour talking to her. She introduced me to the Sure-T infusion set. For anyone who has a pump or knows someone who has one should definitely check these out. They are infusion sets without all the extra parts. (unwrapping the tubing, etc) Basically it's the needle and tubing already loaded in a spring loader. Instead of throwing together all the tubing and loading it into the springer, you simply unwrap a brand new disposable spring every time, pull it back and insert the site. The rep told me they also improved the tubing so that instead of the plastic it's a teeny metal tube (which solves my kinking problem! :) ) We also got some freebies from the rep including insulin vials and a USB for my pump.(Very cool!)
My doctor is very impressed with my blood sugars. He says other than my extension of not changing my site, he is very happy with my progress in maintaining a disease I've had for only two years.
I tear up now because I feel so grateful to live with a disease I can control. I am so blessed to be able to educate other people about diabetes and help people out. I thank God everyday for this and my many blessings and even for the things I have had to endure to be the person I am today...and that's not just "the person with diabetes".
As you can see, this was one great a1c appointment :)