Thursday, October 23, 2008

HUGE NEWS!!!!!

Today I received a phone call that I've been awaiting for nearly a year. I checked my voice mail after class today and had a message from Angela of Abbott Pharmaceutical, normally the conversation with her would have me complaining about Abbott's lack of communication regarding the freestyle navigator with me - but today was different. Today when I called Abbot back I found out I've been APPROVED FOR A CONSTANT GLUCOSE MONITOR!!!!!!

I haven't had alot of diabetes related information to blog about recently, unless you would like to hear about bolusing during 9 case studies a day, there just isn't much to share. But now I have a new blood sugar management tool! Now, I don't have to worry about pouring rain during a workout! Now, I don't have to worry about it being too cold for my meter to work! Now I can feel like a normal person during exercise - I'll hopefully never fly blind again!!!!! Today was the best diabetic news I've ever received and I'm so freaking excited to figure out how to use a CGM and let you all know how it goes. Now I'll have real data to analyze, now I can compare my blood sugar movements with my heart rate, now I have the ability to see exactly how food affects my system!

Tomorrow I also meet my new endocrinologist, thanks to a classmate who was a doctor at UVA prior to coming to Darden - he pulled some string to get me in. In the coming weeks Ring The Bolus should be back and I invite you all along for the ride again. Q1 is over, I made it through the hardest part of my academic career at Darden and now it's time to return to my commitment of sharing my battle with diabetes with all of you.

12 comments:

Anne said...

congrat's Ed!! That is fantastic news.

k2 said...

FANTASTIC NEWS - CONGRATS!!
k2

Shannon said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!! That will definitely give you much peace of mind.

Bernard said...

I'm thrilled for you Ed. That will make training a whole lot easier.

Cara said...

Congrats! More and more people are getting approved! It seems like insurance companies may really be seeing the benefits of this great technology!

Train-This said...

F.I.N.A.L.L.Y.

WONDERFUL NEWS ED! Now quit school and come to TTHQ.

Alison said...

Cool! Congratulations Ed! :D

Kim said...

yay!!!! im so excited for you! i cant wait to see that freestyle in action!

Kim Ammon said...

I am so happy to hear this! I knew Abbott would come through! :)

Kevin said...

Hi Ed,
I just turned 30 September 16th 2008 and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes January 3rd 2008. I am a avid surfer and gym rat and it was and is a huge change in my life.

You seem to attack your Diabetes head on like I do, Great Blog.

Keep us posted on your CGM, although I don't use a pump I am looking into a CGM since testing 8 times a day with erratic results is getting old.

PJ said...

Awesome. That's great news! I can't wait to hear about it. I've not considered going that route yet but it's on my list. I can't wait to hear about your experiences with it.

JulyDream said...

Very exciting news!!! :D