Hi, Everyone -

I've just joined the board, and figure I should introduce myself. My younger dd was diagnosed with D on 12/24/2007, when she was 6 1/2. We got her pumping as quickly as we could, and she's been at it for two years. I have an older daughter who is non-D. I've been active on other boards, but am happy to find this one, as well!

My time has been particularly tight lately, and I don't know how much I'll be able to post, but I'm looking forward to getting to know you!


Hi JoAnn,
I live in Inuvik NWT Canada. My 6-year old son was diagnosed on November 26, 2009. Still very new for us, but we are doing ok most days. We are still doing injections and carb counting. As you know, some days are better than others. We’ve had two lows and an pretty high high today, I call it the diabetes rollercoaster. This site is awesome. I have made some amazing friends and gained a ton of knowledge. Welcome to tudiabetes.


Welcome…this is a great place to make yourself at home.

Welcome. You’ll find the answers to any questions you have here at Tu!

Welcome JoAnn!

Our daughter was diagnosed at 15 mo. 3 years ago and she’s been pumping for 3 years this May. I also have an older daughter who is non-diabetic. I’ve also learned a lot on this site.

Take care!

Welcome! Our oldest dd was dx on 11/9/2009 at 10.She uses a pen for now. We have the first of 2 classes our endo requires for a pump scheduled for Monday. She really wants a pump but some of the challenges I read about out there make me wonder if it is really all it’s cracked up to be. I guess that’s easy for me to say when I’m not the one taking 4 to 5 injections a day :(. Our youngest dd is non-d, 6-year-old. Nice to ‘meet’ you.

  • Kristi

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! Nice to meet you all.

Kristi - in spite of its challenges, most people find pumping to be absolutely worth it. We love it, and wouldn’t go back to shots for anything. Good luck gathering your information and making a decision!