I visit Tu occasionally but finally decided to join. I love the honesty and encouragement here. It’s very uplifting.

My son was diagnosed in April 2005 when he was 8. He started on the Paradigm 722 recently. We’re still learning the ropes but so far everything is going great. It’s quite a struggle dealing with a T1 teenage son but I hope someday he emerges into the adult world responsible in his care and ready to face the world. For now I’m happy to do most things for him since he will have the rest of his life to deal with it. It took a long time for me to accept diabetes and the tedium that comes with it. Hopefully he learns to accept it one day also.

I can honestly say that pumping has been the best thing to happen to us. It’s taken a lot of the tedium out of everything we hate. I’d rather adjust basals and I:C every day than manually calculate boluses and corrections then inject. The best part for me is not having to keep logs anymore. I hated logs. Writing everything down a trillion times a day sucks! Now I just download his pump daily, weekly, or anything inbetween. I’m learning to spot trends and base changes on that. I could never do that with paper log books. All I’d see was a bunch of sloppily written crap and it made no sense whatsoever.

So that’s about it. Happier mom, happier son. Yay pump!

I was 15 when I was diagnosed, back in 1990. I wish the pump had been an option then! It has made life so much easier. When I started out, it was mixing two types of insulin, taking shots twice a day, trying to time snacks at school so I wouldn’t go low… yada yada. Sounds like your son has a great person keeping him on the ball. :slight_smile: It makes all the difference!

Hi Angi. I’m so glad your have decided to join the community. Welcome!
There is a group here called Parents of kids with Type 1. You can join by clicking on the link below:
I do hope the site can be of support to you and your son =)