Hey guys, never been to this forum before, but it looks like a lot of fun.
Anyways, I am 25 and I have had diabetes since I was 11. I am currently using the Medtronic 722 with the Real Time Monitor, and my life has never been better.
I live in CA and work in sales. Its actually nice living here because the pump company is down the road. For anyone who doesnt mind fires and earthquakes, it is truely paradise.
I wont lie and say that I have been the most compliant person, and my early years with diabetes is proof. I had a lot of problems controlling BGs with MDI and my insurance wouldnt cover a pump. My A1C at its highest was 13. That all changed in 2005. With the Cozmo, my A1C’s came down to about 8, but I hated carrying that clunker around. My god, it was enormous, and felt like I was carrying a grapefruit in my pocket. In march of 2006 I switched to the Medtronic 722 and I finally hit the normal range of 6.5.
Despite what people may say, Medtronic changed my life. Now that I am on the Paradigm, I have had great A1Cs and have been feeling 100 times better. Thanks to the new Real Time System, I cant say enough good things about Minimed. Anyone who doesnt have it, needs it right now. It has taken all the work out of caring for myself, and I love it to death. Hopefully, in the future, I wont even have to think about my diabetes and still have good control!
Nice to meet you all, let me know if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org