I talked to the Medtronic rep yesterday, she called to let me know our warranty was running out soon. We started talking about the Revel and I was so excited, Will is older now and has such a knowledge about pumps that he can help make the decision this time. I hung up the phone smiling, excited to trial a new pump.
Today I wake up and begin thinking of where we started and where we are now. I remember that first pump choice being one of the hardest decisions we have ever made, wondering if Will would even like it, wondering if I could really learn how to use it, wondering if it would be the right fit, how would he sleep, play, swim with it, would he break it....
Here we are 4 years after that first pump, time has flown by and our lives have changed in ways we could have never imagined 5 years ago. I have a hard time remembering life without the big D in it. I have found that we search out everything pertaining to diabetes: research; new gadgets; new flavors of glucose tabs, etc. We get excited when we hear new advances in Type 2 care as well.
My 9 year old counts carbs, knows what kind of foods will affect his blood sugar in bizarre ways, he knows what food has no carbs. He has learned that he does have control in his diabetes management. He can pump or he doesn't have to, he has that choice, it's his to make. I would never imagined this would be in his life when he was born.
Our children are awesome as they face this disease head on and we as parents should be proud of our children and ourselves for being pro-active. We have some of the most intellegent children in the world! If you are reading this YOU and your families are awesome!
Mom to Will dxd 7/07
pumper of Novolog with a Blue Revel and Sure T's