I just had to share that Sarah started on the Animas Ping yesterday morning. She's been looking forward to this day pretty much since her diagnosis, which was about 5.5 months ago. I am so proud of her. She's taking so much responsibility for her diabetes, but still asking for help/advice and sharing everything with me. We had a great time yesterday after she attached to her pump. We ran errands, went shopping, and had sushi for dinner - with no stopping for shots! The whole time she stayed well within her nice range, between about 130-160. Not bad for the first day!
She went to bed at 135. It took us a minute to figure out that it would probably be best to clip the pump to her pajama shorts in the front (as she tends to roll around a lot on her sides and back while she sleeps - my older daughter calls her a sleeping ninja because she's so wild) and I sent an alarm for 2am at which point she was still at a happy 114. The pump was still perfectly attached in the morning.
She went to school today proud as can be of her new pump (which she has named Seymour), and totally ready to take on the day and any questions from her classmates. I can't wait to hear all about it tonight.
Just had to share. This is such a big moment for her! :-)