I had a fabulous dinner and evening with my former CDE, the one who did my pump training (almost two years ago), this evening. We haven’t seen each other in over a year – a few emails back and forth but that’s all. (Past info – insurance wouldn’t pay for me to see her so I had to switch.)
We’ve been trying to get together for a while – and it finally worked out for tonight.
We didn’t talk so much about my diabetes as much as just diabetes in general and the need for more positive education for all, 1’s and 2’s. (And conversation about our kids and trips and stuff…) I told her that her positive approach and ability to work WITH me were huge in my success with pumping and feeling like I had some… control.
Funny (sort of…) part of the dinner. After we ordered, I tested so I’d have my BG in my head (and yeah, in the meter) before I shot the Symlin. Well, didn’t have any Symlin as I was at 60. Good grief… She suggested that I suspend the pump (I’ve never done that – just shoved a few crackers in my mouth – suspending made more sense…) until our food arrived, and agreed that I shouldn’t take the Symlin. She’s interested in reading some of the d-blogs and is impressed by how supported I feel by other d-people. She asked me to send her a list. Anyway, it was a great evening “talking d” with someone who really, really knows it.
Also – sent yesterday’s post to my present CDE (another great lady) and she wrote: Great news Colleen! Thanks for keeping me updated. Sounds like you have a great support system online. Maybe I’ll start recommending this type of venue for more of my patients!
So – nice evening spent with a CDE – who’d have thunk?
The CDE and me on first day with the Ping! December, 2009
She said I was the first patient to take a picture.