Thought I would take a moment to introduce myself to the group. I'm a 41 year old Type 2 originally diagnosed in 1999. I became insulin dependent in 2006 and have been very poorly managing my diabetes ever since.
I recently took what I call a "Diabetes Vacation" that ended up putting me in the hospital with pneumonia and DKA. I've taken this as a wake up call and am now taking much better care of myself. It's going to be a long road back to get myself in better shape, but I'm working on it and taking positive steps.
I just found out that I've been approved by my insurance company (Aetna) for the Dexcom Seven plus. I've had all the paperwork submitted and I've been told that I should be getting a call from a company rep any day now with more information and when I should expect to receive my equipment. I'm really looking forward to gaining more insight into how my BG numbers are affected by everyday activities. I'm confident that with the increased information I can really start taking better care of myself and making better decisions about my health.
I've been reading some of the threads here and look forward to joining the Dexcom group and learning from all the veterans out here. As I use the system, I hope I can contribute information as well.
I'll try and post some updates when I get my equipment and keep everyone up to date.