Thank you guys so much for the kind words of encouragement @Dennis, @KSmerk12, @Joe!
It is always nice to hear success stories about the possibilities of travel and having a family with T1D, these are my two main worries!
@Dennis- It sounds like you have been able to do both with great success! I am glad to hear travel and ski trips have not been taken off the table for you and your family. I hope to improve my management (ridding myself of denial being the first step!) and eventually resume traveling and a more active lifestyle. I would love to hear any tips you have for maintaining steady BG while doing the intense exercise you do, I have had to stop running due to BG crashes.
@KSmerk12, I am SO glad to hear that you and your husband have a lively 2 year old! I always knew parenting can be challenging, as will pregnancy, but now having T1D has furthered my worries. Knowing there are people like you who have dealt with the challenges of T1 for their entire life and still live happy, full lives is very encouraging!
P.S. I have invested in a mega purse
@Joe- thanks for the advice and encouragement! Hearing about living with T1D before the technology we have today makes me grateful for the late-in-life diagnosis. Although living 25 years as a healthy person gives me a lot of “back when i felt better and didn’t have to do all of this” memories for comparison, I cannot imagine waiting 45 min to know what my BG was!
I think we are blessed with the management tools available today but, as you said, I still need to get my biggest management tool,my mind, in check.
I did get some good news from my Endo yesterday, while getting a CGM has made me face of the challenges of good management, my A1C went from 9.7 in May to 8.6 for June My goal is for at least another 1.0 drop in July!