I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in October 1982...shortly after I turned 2 years old. I was on multiple daily injections (MDI) for the next 16 years. At 18 I went on my first insulin pump. At 27, with my 2nd pump I added a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Now, at the age of 33 I'm on my third pump, second sensor transmitter, was involved in a clinical trial for the Minimed Veo and Enlite Sensor, and work with my husband and diabetes team to keep my blood sugars in good range. Some days are good and some days are not. It's a constant battle that we wage together.
1998: First Pump
2007: Second Pump and First CGM
2011: Third pump and Second CGM (first transmitter was cracking)
2013: Third CGM-upgrade to Enlite Sensors