I have been off my pump for about 6 months now - was on OmniPod and was having MANY pod failures at work, mainly I suspect from static (dry hospital air + linens, etc.). I also moved to my current city back in July and until about a month ago, had not found an endocrinologist I was willing to try to get in to see... Heard HORRIBLE things about the docs at one hospital, the hospital I work at has very few, and they're either ancient or not board certified in endocrinology, and the third local hospital group I have heard good, bad, and ugly about, and the one I had heard the best things about was about an hour away! Ok, enough excuses. I now have an appt. with an endo that I am very hopeful about liking and working well with. I am also planning on getting going again with my cyborg-ness... both my Dexcom and my Animas Ping pump. So... I just did an at home A1C to prepare myself for what's likely at the appt. I know my numbers haven't been the best, but my A1C actually went up 1.4 points from the last time I had it done when things were going SUPER well. It's the worst number I have had in probably 5 years or so. I'm not happy. I know I can improve it, I know there are some very easy things I can do to get back on track, but I'm so pissed at myself seeing that number that popped up. Any words of encouragement or advice on how to get back on track after a bit of burn-out would be greatly appreciated. I know that there were a few things that contributed to the less than stellar A1C... not pumping, not Dex-ing... getting those back up and running as soon as I see this new endo. and get new prescriptions for supplies. Also, moved to a new city where I knew no one, started a new job, STRESS! I'm now settled into the job, loving it, and missing my family and friends, but loving where I live, so that's better... I have also lost a bunch of weight since July - between 30 and 35 pounds... LESS INSULIN!! WOO!! Working night shifts is also hard on the numbers, but it's settled down a TON since I had started it up again in July... Oh man... sorry for rambling, I'm just feeling defeated and ready to start fresh again this month when I see the doc again.