Hi! My name is Jillian and I am going to be a senior in highschool this fall. As I start my college search I have been reading a lot about staying in control with my diabetes while away at college. Right now I am dosing using lantus and novolog pens. I take lantus once a day before bed and I use the novolog pens to cover my other meals.
I read somewhere that it is better to have a pump in college, that it makes life easier. If I am going to switch over to using a pump I would like to do it my senior year in high school where I will have the support of my joslin team to figure out how to live with the pump. I wouldn't want any mishaps at college.
What are your opinions? Do you think a pump will make diabetes management in college easier or does it not really make a difference?
Thanks in advance for your responses