I realized last night that a number of “firsts” will be crossed off of my diabetes accomplishments during our upcoming travel adventures.
- First time dealing with TSA and an insulin pump
- First time estimating pump supplies I will need for an extended trip
- First time sharing my insulin pump, in person, with my parents
- First time not worrying (as much) about snacking
It’s curious to feel like my diabetes may be ‘new’ for a moment or two. I suppose, in the grand scheme of things, it is new. Even though I’ve been living with this disease for 12 years, I’ve only been pumping insulin for a couple of months. While I’ve made progress and improvements to my diabetes management since starting on a t:slim, my basal rates and correction factors still need tweaking.
It’s a shame I had to go through everything I did to get that ‘new’ feeling back again. It feels strange to call diabetes ‘exciting’, but that’s what this is: excitement. I’m excited to share my new gadget. I’m excited to see how different this year’s travel will be compared to previous years. I’m excited to have something positive to say about my diabetes.
You can decide which excited gif works best to end this post, but I still default to Kermit.