So after almost hi-jacking a thread this afternoon I realized that some of us type 1 diabetics should get our own thread. I knew in the past that @Gibonius had told me of some experiences after my blood sugar soared because of a steroid shot. @DerekS was giving some info today on pumps and cgm.
A little history of my own journey. I was diagnosed at age 19 while away at college. It sucked. I had actually had 2 friends in my youth that were also diabetic so when it happened I knew it was going to be work. However I didnt really get on things until about 10 years later. I met my wife and changed my life around. It is recently though where I have tried my hardest to get my numbers in order. In the last year I am down to a 7.5 a1c after years in the 9s. I have started a more carb conscious diet and exercise regularly.
My endocrinologist has mentioned a pump and I have started looking into one. I wanted to see if I could get a better grasp on my a1c before switching to a pump. Those with a pump, did insurance help at all with it? I am wondering if they just dont cover it or maybe they cover some. I am pretty close to my max contribution this year after a couple of surgeries so I wonder if it would even count against my max out of pocket. They way it sounds a pump and cgm may be the way to go.
Any other tips and tricks? My endo told me about the Calorie King app and I use it a lot now. Gives you the basic calorie breakdown of a ton of foods.
Any others out there with diabetes feel free to chime in.