Hey, look, I’m Alive!

Holy moly, it’s been a terribly long time since I blogged.

I’ve been so caught up with everything going on that I seem to have neglected things over here. I swear it’s not on purpose though.  I didn’t realize how much harder it would be to maintain a blog after having a second kid… especially when that kid is very active and into everything.

I haven’t not been writing, though. I’ve just been writing more for my work at Diabetes Daily than here.

And, being a work from home mommy (working for mySugr as one of their awesome “Support Angels”), I don’t want to use a computer for more time than work is needed. It’s all about finding that balance of work and play while keeping up with a very active, rambunctious almost 2-year-old and almost 6-year-old!

Also, it’s been sort of a “meh, what’s new, what have I *not* written about” sort of attitude too towards diabetes. I’m still the same as I was – almost 29 years into this condition, no cure yet, and I’m done with having kids soooo anything I would post would probably be sort of boring.

My obsession lately has been watching the market with pumps. I have to say, after Tandem’s stock plummetted in November/December, I really worried about them — and still do as they haven’t been able to recover just yet. But, as they said in their earnings call yesterday, it’s typical to have a slump in the beginning of the year due to deductibles resetting. Plus, Medtronic just started shipping their 630G platform pumps at the end of last year as well, so that also could have had an effect on all pump companies, not just Tandem.

I have several opinions, but I won’t go into detail because it would only be spreading what I *think* *might* could happen… and that’s a BIG might. Let’s just say that I hope their move of moving to smaller facilities, possible launches of G5 integration and the new t:lock sets/cartridges, and end of year/beginning of 2018 aim for Low-Glucose Suspend functionality is enough to keep them going. OH, and the hope that Medtronic’s delayed availability of the 670G pump will buy them more time too.

Otherwise, I’m just pumpin’ along. I’ve been using the Omnipod from a PDM and pods that friends have gifted me while I take a tubing break again. I loved being on MDI at the end of last year for the freedom, and I missed that during the winter. Plus, my daughter thinks it’s fun to pull my sites out. NOPE. My only trouble is that I tend to forget the PDM a lot… like…. a LOT. And I miss taking micro-doses when I see my BG is rising.

So you can imagine my BG has been all over the place, but I’m hoping it will make me learn more diligence in my testing/bolusing routine as well. Rather than just being quick-draw-McGraw and reaching for that quick-bolus button throughout the day.

So, yes, I’m alive. I’m here, working and baby-watching away, while trying to keep my sanity with diabetes.