Hi everyone ...I am a newbie to this site so I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Dee and I live in Nova Scotia. I was diagnosed with Diabetes when I was 6 months pregnant for my daughter when I was 30. First docs said it was Gestational Diabetes and tried to treat it with diet..this was unsuccessful. With looking at my A1C, family history (my Dad is Type 1 as well) and the fact that my blood sugar was 26.1 when I was admitted to hospital, they were thinking it may be Type 1 but couldn't say for sure as I was pregnant. Of course I thought my world was going to end. Such a life changing thing just as I was about to have my first child!! Along with all the other complications I was having during my pregnancy..I thought, great what else can go wrong. I constantly worried that it had hurt my baby in some way as I didn't know how long I had it for. Long story short...my baby was very healthy! I am a stubborn person by nature so I wasn't about to let Diabetes take me down. I also watched my father struggle with it for 25 years and saw the complications he has had from it and decided I was going to control my Diabetes..it wasn't going to control me. For 3 months after I had my daughter I didn't take any insulin..first I thought Whooo...it was Gestational. But then it "came back"..damn hormones!! I was controlling my Diabetes well until last summer. For whatever reason (docs said my pancreas was going through a honetmoon phase!) my blood sugars were all over the place. I decided to look into insulin pumps for better control. After a lot of research and fighting with my insurance company I finally got set up with an insulin pump April 2011....so it is still new to me but what a difference!! I love it. I am looking forward to meeting some new people and learning more about my Diabetes as I am still relatively new to it!