Hi — I’m Anthony and was originally diagnosed in January 2009 with Type 2 diabetes.
I was initially started on Metformin. Later in January 2010, due to protein in the urine, I was taken off Metformin and put on Gliclazide - 30 mg MR (modified release tablets), 2 tablets in the morning. In March 2012, I was started on Lantus (slow acting insulin injections twice daily).
Due to my A1C continuing to be high at 11.8. I was started on October 2014 on Novolog fast acting insulin using Medtronic Min-Med Insulin Pump. A few months after using the Medtronic Min-Med insulin pump, I moved on to the Asante Snap insulin pump that made a huge difference as it took a pre-filled insulin cartridge and was quick and easy to manage while travelling instead of drawing insulin in a syringe and then filling the reservoir in the insulin pump, Unfortunately Asante went out of business.
In November 2015, I moved to the Omni pod insulin pod system. This system uses a tubeless blue tooth enabled Pod to deliver insulin. This was the best system as I did not have to worry about the tubes getting caught up and pulling out the insertion as on the Medtronic Medi-med or the Ashanti Snap insulin pump that both used a tube system. In December 2016, I was started on Dexcom CGM Continuous Glucose Monitor which allowed me to see how I was trending and was able to adjust my insulin intake to better control my blood glucose levels. After being on Omni pod insulin pod system and the Dexcom CGM, my A1C dropped to 6.8.
I look forward to learning and contributing to the Forum.