I haven't posted in a long time, but thought an update was due. As background, Andrew was diagnosed with type 1 in 2008, and shortly afterwards, Kaitlyn volunteered for Trialnet. Skimming over details that can be found in earlier posts or the blog, she was officially diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2012 when she failed two consecutive oral glucose tolerance tests. However, she was able to handle a normal diet and maintained A1Cs around 5.1 for four years. When she got a cold, we checked and discovered some mildly elevated glucose that lingered past the cold. She took her first Lantus shot February 26th, but didn't start mealtime insulin. After a week and a half, she started having too many lows and went off of insulin! It was the best form of denial, but it didn't last very long. March 25th, she started mealtime shots. Her attitude has been great, but diabetes still stinks. Her numbers have steadily deteriorated, and we've given up any hope of her going off of insulin again. It's like we could watch her pancreas reach the point of not being able to keep up. We appreciate Trialnet, because she definitely had a gentler transition than Andrew did. She was never sick and got help right away. Starting with one shot a day helped too, because it was so logistically easy, except for the 2 a.m. checks. We know so much more now, so it really is about adjusting. A friend was at the house last weekend and asked her, "Why does it seem that diabetes is so much harder for you than for Andrew?" In a way, it was a good reminder that it will get easier. Andrew has done this so long, that carb counting and bolusing are second nature to him. Kaitlyn is already sick of shots, and she has requested a pump. Andrew doesn't even own clothes that don't have pockets for his diabetes gear. Girls clothes seem harder to work with! Kaitlyn wants the t-slim like Andrew has, but she doesn't like the clip design. Andrew never used the clip, so it hasn't been an issue, but I think it will be for her. Has anyone made a good t-slim clip yet?