I'm a fan of tying up loose ends. There are posts I've written here where I've said "...but that's for another post", or "more on that later", but then I never really go back and address whatever "it" was. I know that, as a d-blog reader myself, I appreciate when a storyline continues and updates are provided after something happens. I care about the people I read about, you know? I want to know what happens next!
So, in that spirit, this is a post where I attempt to catch up on some of those procrastinated topics.
- After writing Feeling Stab-y, I've decided that I need to try - just try, then decide if I want to switch to - using an automatic inserter for a pump site. Just to see what happens. I'd like to do this sometime in the next few months.
- New Hotness is working well (Sorry, Elle.) I did a 40-minute workout while watching House on Monday night that left me wondering, "Why am I not ALWAYS doing a workout while watching TV? That didn't suck as much as I expected it to!"
- I sneakily mentioned in this post my latest A1C result, which was a 6.9. I was pretty disappointed in myself, but it was a number that honestly didn't surprise me. Hearing it said out loud by my doctor, though, stung a bit. I know what I need to do to get back down to where I was, and I'm feeling motivated enough to get there again.
- I did order a new transmitter for my Dexcom, just in case. I also got Jim some new jackets - two of mine started tearing recently, so he's going to be all kinds of spiffy now.
- I STILL haven't downloaded my pump or Dexcom.
- I'd like to do another vlog, but seem to have run out of topics. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
- I've got a bottle and a half left of that creamer. Maybe I should have bought a dozen? Doesn't seem so crazy, now...
- This sinus infection put a kink in my intentions of half-marathon training. I've decided that I'm not going to try to run this one - that's not realistic for me, right now - but I can certainly walk it. Also, I use the word "training" loosely, because I am in no way organized or professional in my approach. An unlikely athlete, I am.
- And finally, in Deciding On Disclosure, I mentioned some "recent happenings" that I'm excited about. The biggest one of those is that I am going to be part of JDRF's Government Day event in Washington D.C. later this month. JDRF recently announced that it intends to expand its reach, support and focus to include the adult type 1 population, and as an adult type 1 myself, I couldn't be more excited about that. To that end, JDRF has invited a handful of adults with type 1 who are active in the DOC (diabetes online community) to participate in this event alongside some of their best advocates from each local chapter, and I am totally giddy about being included in that group! You can find some more information on the event here, and it looks like there will some live streaming of our blogger roundtable presentation, too, if you'd like to participate. (You can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook - look to the JDRF Advocacy blog for upcoming details on this.) You guys, I am so, so excited about this. And it's not just that I finally get to meet some of my favorite DOCers in person (YAY!) - I'm hoping this event not only helps JDRF find some ways to further engage with the adult type 1 community (because these two groups can do a lot for each other), and also helps us come up with some ways to reach those who haven't found our community yet.