Life With Diabetes

Timeline created by andystanton
  • Diagnosed Type I

    Diagnosed with Type I diabetes
  • Started on Insulin

    Spent a few days in Norton County Hospital learning how to give myself shots and managing my disease. Started out on pork 70/30 insulin
  • rDNA Insulin

    Pharmacist in LaCrosse, Kansas tells me they aren't making pork insulin anymore. Start on rDNA insulin.
  • Retinopathy

    Started having trouble with my eyes. Diagnosed with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopahty
  • Left Eye Vitrectomy

    After a major retinal bleed in my left eye, had a Vitrectomy of the left eye in Wichita - Dr. Varenhorst
  • Right Eye Bleed

    While taking down the Christmas tree, I had a major retinal bleed in my right eye.
  • Right Eye Vitrectomy

    Went back to Dr. Varenhorst in Wichita for a vitrectomy in my right eye.
  • I'm a Daddy

    Jackson Adam Stanton born.
  • I'm a Daddy - again

    Meet my daughter, Grace Jo YingZhen Stanton in Changsha, Hunan, China
  • DKA

    After getting the stomach flu, my blood sugar skyrockets to more than 800 and I go into Diabetic KetoAcidosis. Spend 4 days at Hays Medical Center.
  • I'm a Daddy for the 3rd time

    I meet Gabriel Andrew DangHui Stanton in Xian, Shaanxi, China.
  • Decide to start pumping

    After the DKA episode in December, I decide to go on an insulin pump. Talk to Dr. Harris and we set up appointments with Dr. Cook.
  • Order Pump

    Order Pump
    After finally getting an appointment with Dr. Cook at HMC, I order an Animas 2020 insulin pump.
  • Insurance approved

    Receive notification that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas approved my pump.
  • Started pumping insulin

    Started pumping insulin
    Started pumping insulin with my Animas 2020 insulin pump!