If you're on diabetes.org forums, you may have already read this... I'm just posting relatively the same thing on both sites:
Thanks for all the suggestions, they were very helpful... and guess what!! I loved both the endocrinologist AND the physician's assistant that I saw!!
They were INCREDIBLY nice!
They told me that I was doing really well for having just been diagnosed. The PA wants me to go on a pump ASAP because she feels that it's the best way to go for someone in my field and would be the most versatile option.. I had some reservations about it, but she convinced me it's the best way to go. She gave me a dummy omnipod to try out and see how I like wearing it. BUT... my insurance doesn't cover it. Or any insulin pump. (I nicely told the lady from the insurance company that I was glad I wouldn't have their insurance come May... >.> And then thanked her for her time)
I am going to try to find out if they will cover it when I switch insurances come May.. because that would be worth waiting for if they do.. but if they don't... I'll figure something out..
Probably the most relieving thing is when she told me to stop eating like a type 2 (super low carb).. and that I can eat whatever I want. Now I do realize that I should not abuse that. I'm going to try to eat healthier in general.. lots of veggies, fruit, fish, poultry... but it's nice knowing that if I want an occasional piece of cake, I can have it! Or a hamburger... or a filet of fish sandwich from McDonald's, which I had a dream about earlier this week! (No, that's not a joke, I really did have a dream about it! :/)
I have to send my numbers to her once a week.
He also suggested going to trialnet to see what is going on right now with patients who are newly diagnosed type 1's... he apparently has several patients that are part of some study that is going on right now.
Oh, and 4 free Humalog Kwikpens. :smileyhappy: And an I:C ratio (of 1:20 which I think may need to be lowered, it doesn't seem to do a whole lot). And a correction factor. And a glucagon kit.
I think I'm way too happy about this!
I can't thank you all enough for listening to this gigantic saga I've been posting about over the past few days I've been here on TuD! It means a ton to talk to others out there going through the same thing and it has definitely helped me 'keep it together' better than just floundering on my own.
Even though I'm not a 'huggy' person... virtual hugs to all of you!