Thursday, August 12, 2010

Goodbye Summer!


I just wanted to update everyone on how I'm doing!
I had my endo appointment at the beginning of July and am doing GREAT! My doctor didn't have to make many changes except for a better way to manage my pump while at work. I've finally worked up the courage to keep the basal rate at around 80% and the lowest I've gone with that was about 80. yay! My A1c has finally started going down too! I'm down to about 7.8! woooo! That's way better than the 9.something or other I had only about a year ago!

On Thursday, I'll be attending the Circle of Life Camp For Children with Diabetes as a counselor! I'll be working with 8-12 year olds! I'm sooooo excited! I've never been to a diabetes camp before and can't wait to see what the experience is like! I get a little nervous once I start reading the things to pack though...
It says you don't have to bring a meter, no syringes, no insulin, and absolutely no food. Not even low food! They're providing everything for us. It's scary because I ALWAYS carry my meter and low food! ahhh! I've never been to a place where the majority of people are diabetic just like me. It's definatley going to be a new and exciting experience!

I can't believe this summer is almost over! In 13 days I'll be heading back to Keene! Once I'm back, I'm planning on doing a lot more blogging! I feel like I've completely neglected it this summer. =[

I can't wait to let everyone know how camp goes!


  1. OK...that is SO cool about you being a camp counselor and ALL. It is weird for me to think that Joe will be 8 years old next summer...I am hoping to send him to a "D"Camp next year if he chooses. The problem with Joe is he definitely marches to his own drummer and I am not sure he would even want to go to a "d" camp, but I think the benefits would outweigh his trepidation. Please keep us up-to-date on your work Karen. I have missed you this summer!!! Looking forward to more posts!!!

  2. P.S. The "new" blog look is GREAT!

  3. I can't wait to hear how camp goes for you, I'll bet it's a blast. I know it's nerve wracking, but isn't it nice that they provide everything for you?

  4. I'm glad to hear you doing well. You sound so happy! And with good reason....keep it up. : )

  5. So how did camp go? And what ended up happening with your Mom? We need details here! =)

  6. Just thinking about you and wanted to say hi. Give us an update!!