The CWS game we tried to go to today was postponed because of rain for over 4 hours. (We gave up around the 3 hour mark.) But, walking around outside the stadium, I made a discovery. As we were waiting to cross the street with the hordes of other people, I saw a guy behind us, with a familiar device attached to his belt clip, tubing all crazy and not tucked in. An Animas Ping! And it was silver, just like mine!
As excited as I was to see this, and as much as I wanted to go over to him and shriek, "You're wearing an insulin pump! So am I! I have the same exact one! See?!", I didn't. For one, it would have been awkward, as I would have had to reach up my shirt to retrieve my pump, which was clipped to my bra. Second, there was a small crowd between us - and third, we just then got the signal that we could cross the street. I can't help but feel remorseful about this. In addition, I probably spent the next 30 minutes scanning the crowd to see if I could find this guy again. I wanted to know - did he have T1 or T2? (I recently found out some T2's use them as well - so I can no longer assume pump = T1!) Did he also use a CGM? How long had he been using a pump? I had so many questions.
It's not often (actually, pretty much has never happened) that I randomly run into another of "my kind". I know a few other T1's in real life, but none of them live within an hour of me. It would have been nice to, even for a few minutes, be able to chat with someone face-to-face who walks in my shoes. Next time. Next time.