Hi, I’m Steve and live in the Nashville, TN area. I was originally diagnosed as adult onset T2 but could never get things regulated with diet and oral meds. Additional testing revealed that I was really T1 since I was basically not producing insulin. I have been on Insulin injections since 1998 and have been on insulin pumps since 2004. I started with Medtronic, then moved to Animas (most recently the Vibe with Dexcom G4 integration), and now the Tandem t:slim X2 with Dexcom G5 integration because Animas is getting out of the pump business.
I try to keep tight control over my BG levels and have A1Cs that range from 5.6 to 6.3 but my most recent A1C was 5.4 and I’m ecstatic. That was just before my move to the Tandem pump and I’m expecting even better results with the greater flexibility of the multiple programs you can have with the Tandem X2.
I started with Novolog in the pump, then moved to Humalog (because insurance forced me), and am now doing experimentation with Fiasp, a newly approved fast acting insulin in the US. My initial results have been very positive but I’ve only been on it about 1 1/2 weeks now. If you are interested, you can find my post with more details by searching “pump Fiasp” in the forum. I actually found the forum through a Google search on Fiasp.
I’m always open to suggestions and ways others are managing their Diabetes. I often tell people that, if I had to choose a life-long disease (or illness, or condition, or whatever you want to call it), I would probably choose Diabetes as it is manageable if you take it seriously. I’m not saying it’s easy, because it isn’t. Just about the time you think you have it figured out and have things in a groove swing, something changes and you are back at the drawing board.
I look forward to learning from everybody.