Welcome to my blog! My name is Kelley and I have had Type 1 diabetes for almost twenty years. I have always felt pretty alone with the disease and never looked at any diabetic blogs until recently. Reading the blogs has helped me to feel less alone and I hope that by writing this blog I can connect with more Type 1 diabetics.
I am 29 and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes back in 1993. I have been an insulin pump user for almost as long, getting my first trusty Medtronic pump back in 1997. I just had my 1 year anniversary with my continuous glucose monitor (received it in November 2011). I currently have a Medtronic Paradigm 523 insulin pump, a Real-Time Continuous glucose monitor and a One Touch Ultra Link test kit.
For me, the last 19 years have been an every day struggle to have my blood sugars in control and I am still striving to get my A1C below 7, which is the magic number all of the doctors seem to like.