I have had Type 1 DM for 40 years, treated with frequent bg tests (5+/day) and multiple daily injections (ICT) of bolus and basal insulins, currently Novolog bolus and Lantus basal. The Type 1 is brittle with wide standard deviation (spikes and severe dips, despite frequent testing, close control, careful diet, and adjustable bolus injections.
I am in the final stages of Pre-Authorization for MedicareComplete HMO and Medicare coverage of Insulet's Omnipod Pump, and expect approval this week with the pump arriving in about 48 hours after approval.
The Spark Nutrition Tracker helps we monitor my diet and nutrition, and now to help learn carb counting as well as bolus insulin correction ratio for carb intake. Carb counting is new for me because I used the older Diabetes Food Exchange Lists method of food lists for years.
Self-managing Diabetes is second nature after many years' practice, but I want to get up to speed as soon as possible to become a proficient pumper. I work closely with my Primary Care Physician (PCP) who is also my Diabetologist.. He is a Diabetologist/Endocrinologist/Metabologist , FACP and CDE, as well as a Clinical Researcher. I participate in several clinical trials, and am now in a private clinical trial of Januvia for Type 1 Diabetes, which helps moderate the bg swings somewhat.
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