Diabetes kit, Diabetic Supply, Omnipod insulin pump from Insulet

KITLIVING

the hospital with two sets of insulin pens

and an Accu-Chek blood glucose meter.

"We were actually lucky, looking back,"

says Smith. "We worked hard to keep

Evan independent, let him do sleepovers,

and so on. But we were always looking

for ways to improve his life with diabetes.

We were told about an awareness day

about insulin pumps and CGM being held

at Addenbrooke's Hospital. We all went

and, as soon as we saw it, we decided to

fund the Dexcom system for Evan. It's the

best money we've ever spent. Even when

he is away from us we can see what was

going on as the system has the capacity

to share his glucose levels with us. It

meant that the parents of the kids he was

staying with had that back up too - they

knew that we knew what was going on."

The temptation with any parent is to

obsess about their child's glucose data.

Smith acknowledges that, saying: "These

days I try not to look at it all the time. It can

easily become an obsession. Everyone's

diabetes is different - we have had to

embrace the chaos, and just try our best.

It's all we can do."

Soon after, another open day came

along at Addenbrooke's so the family

went back to take a better look at insulin

pumps. "It was great to be able to hold the

pumps, to weigh them in your hands and

ask questions," says Smith. "Evan chose

the Omnipod. We knew we could not

decide for him, or force him to accept our

choice. We didnt' think that would work -

he needed to like his kit. He'd done a year

continued over

Smith's son Evan, who uses a Dexcom CGM sensor and is

on an Omnipod pump from Insulet (pictured below).

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Diabetes UK Helpline
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Dexcom buys Type Zero, JDRF UK, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason
  5. Diabetes news, Now Pharmacy, Now Patient, Now Healthcare, Lee Dentith
  6. Diabetes news, Novo Nordisk buys Ziylo
  7. Medtronic Guardian Connect, Medtronic Enlite CGM
  8. diabetes food news, montezuma chocolate
  9. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  10. MODY diabetes, Dr Andrew Hattersley, Professor Mark Strachan
  11. MODY diabetes, Dr Andrew Hattersley, Professor Mark Strachan
  12. MODY diabetes, Dr Andrew Hattersley, Professor Mark Strachan
  13. JDRF UK One Walk
  14. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  15. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  16. Diabetes kit, Natalie Balmain diabetes, Type 1 clothing
  17. Diabetes kit, Natalie Balmain diabetes, Type 1 clothing
  18. Diabetes kit, Natalie Balmain diabetes, Type 1 clothing
  19. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  20. Medtrum Touchcare diabetes technology
  21. Medtrum Touchcare diabetes technology
  22. diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance
  23. diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance
  24. diabetes and coeliac disease, diabetes and gluten intolerance
  25. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  26. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  27. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  28. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  29. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  30. Diabetes kit, Diabetic Supply, Omnipod insulin pump from Insulet
  31. Diabetes kit, Diabetic Supply, Omnipod insulin pump from Insulet
  32. Diabetes kit, Diabetic Supply, Omnipod insulin pump from Insulet
  33. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods
  34. Silla Bjerrum Robata Japanese grilling cookbook
  35. Silla Bjerrum Robata Japanese grilling cookbook
  36. Making Carbs Count pineapples
  37. Making Carbs Count pineapples
  38. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  39. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  40. Free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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