Welcome to my new blog titled "Diabetes 360." Many of you may remember my old blog at http://www.mathdummy.blogspot.com/. I'm pretty sure it still exists, although I haven't personally checked it in months. I've been inspired to create this new blog by seeing all the great blogs out there about life with diabetes like Six Until Me and Diabetesmine.
I picked the name "Diabetes 360" because, quite simply, no matter where you turn diabetes is there. In my case, I have a type of diabetes known as LADA, or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes, which is typically found in young adults and is almost always mis-diagnosed as type 2. I use an insulin pump to manage my diabetes along with semi-regular exercise and by watching my diet. And when I say watching my diet, I mean watching all sorts of crap go from my plate to my mouth.
Then of course there is my daughter Emma, who was diagnosed type 1 when she was just nine months old. She uses a CGMS and an insulin pump (along with her personal pedi endo a.k.a. "mommy." More on that later.
I do hope you will check in with me often as I begin this self-indulgent quest into the world of diabetes blogging. So, that's it. Bye.