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Life really couldn't be better!

SweetAndBendy

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I'm a generally very positive person, I don't know why but I just am. And despite the things life might throw at me at times, I just deal with it and live life to the fullest. I haven't been on here for a long time now, been too busy with life offline, but I haven't forgotten the forum or the people I've met in the chat :)

 

This year I'm celebrating 10 years of being a type 1 diabetic. And yes, I say celebrate! I don't hate my diabetes, I'm not even angry at it even though I may not be the happiest when my levels misbehave despite my best efforts to keep them in range, I get especially moody when I wake up due to a hypo or hyper, or wake up with a hypo or hyper in the morning. But oh well, those things are just minor bumps!

 

My 10 years of diabetes has been mixed, but for the most part I get along with my conditions pretty well. Like I said, I don't hate it, and I am a very positive person.

I try to make everything into something positive, and even diabetes has had a positive impact in my life. It has taught me so much about life and how the body functions, it has given me many friends and us diabetics possess insights and knowledge that non-diabetics can only dream of!

I really don't have a problem with all the needles involved in diabetes management. If I have to say one thing I don't like about diabetes, it's got to be the constant planning and calculations, but I can live with that too, even if it would have been so much easier if food said on top of it how many carbs it is and how much insulin to take :lol:

 

I'm in the process of getting a new insulin pump now as my much loved Veo is nearing its retirement. I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should stick with Medtronic, or switch to Animas. They're both really good pumps and they both come with CGM option if not wanting to carry a separate CGM unit. All I know for sure pump wise is that I don't want the OmniPod! I'd go nuts with a pod stuck to me all the time, I much prefer the low profile of a regular infusion set with tubing, even with the tubing getting stuck on things sometimes.

I have to admit, I'm leaning towards Animas Vibe as I'm really not a fan of the CGM that I have now with my Veo, I've never been a fan of the Medtronic CGM to be honest, but use it anyway. I've heard that the Dexcom CGM is much more comfortable to wear and it looks less floppy and bulky, so yeah, leaning towards Animas Vibe and it seems I can get it in pink too! I'm currently using a pink Veo and absolutely refuse to use "boring" medical equipment ;) Everything has to be colorful and/or pimped to not look boring, the one exception is my main manual wheelchair which is made out of carbon fiber and has a pretty nice design! Oh yes, you read that right! Carbon fiber wheelchair. It's called Panthera X and is the world's lightest wheelchair!

 

Oh, and I still don't have any long term complications from diabetes! Something I'm very grateful about and working hard to maintain!



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