Sunday, November 9, 2008

D-Blog Day

Happy D-Blogger Day! Since this is officially D-blogger day, (click on title to find out more about Gina Capone, who started this annual tradition), I thought it would be appropriate to update my blog (finally). Not to mention an opportunity to tell you a little more about myself. Because my Wife, Gloria, does the bulk of the diabetes stuff for our Son, Aaron, it's a little difficult to write about caring for his diabetes (although I do everything on Sundays and Mondays while she works, and we also share changing Aaron's site changes and discuss strategies regarding diabetes). Gloria is not a blogger, and is not the writer in the family (that would be me). I do the internet stuff, including blogs and forums and such.

We are in the process of deciding whether to change health insurance again. I am a postal worker, and have the Federal Employee's health insurance choices, which offers many choices in health care. Last year we switched from Health Alliance Plan (or HAP, a Michigan only health plan) to Blue Care Network (Blue Cross's HMO). While not entirely unhappy with the switch, we are more than likely going to switch back to HAP, mainly because we can get all of Aaron's diabetes supplies (he is pumping with the minimed 522) through one company. We were very happy with this when we were covered by HAP previously.

We continuously are trying to get Aaron's A1C down. He has had type 1 d since he was 11 months old (he's 9 now), and, knock on wood, we have never had to use glucagon, nor has he ever had a low where he had a seizure. But his A1C hovers right around 8.0, which is too high in my book. To that end, we are hopefully gonna try a continous glucose monitor this coming year. We hate the thought of adding another thing attached to his thin body, but the A1C has got to come down one way or another.

As I write this, I'm IM'ing my 22 year old Son, Matt, who is away at Ferris State University. Happy birthday, Matt! Matt and Aaron are buddies, which is a genuinly beautiful thing. Matt calls every night to say goodnight to us and Aaron and Emily (our 6 year old daughter) (sorry if this embarasses you, Matt!), and they are fellow gamers and exchange tips and tricks frequently.

That's it for now, please feel free to comment! Hope you have a great week!

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