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of injections and counting carbs by this

stage, so we requested the insulin pump

from our diabetes clinic. They felt that he

knew the ropes and therfore supported us

and within 6-to-8 weeks he had his pump

start. Having used the Dexcom system

already, the decision to use a pump had

become easier, it just seemed like the next

step. Evan had no problems in having a

second device stuck to his body. The

pump has since given him more freedom

as well as better control of his diabetes,

inlcuding an improved HbA1c. Before

he could be a little resistant to taking yet

another injection; the pump is taken that

problem away."

Smith looks back and says, "The clinic

was great. We did have to push a little bit

to get the Omnipod but they did not say

no, they saw that Evan was very keen to

use it, and that made a difference."

Summer holidays

As part of Evan's care the family worked

with his school to create personal care

guidelines for him, which means that this

summer he will be going off to summer

camp without us. In the guidelines it is

stated that he needs three jelly babies if

his glucose is going low, with a preference

at nighttime to use Glucojuice, as a half

asleep child can drink something more

easily than chew something. For a while

Evan was not waking up at night when

he had a hypo - it was our biggest driver

for going on the Dexcom sensor, as it

we could check on what was happening

without waking him to do a test."

Although Smith knows his family has

benefited from access to top-of-the-line

diabetes tech, it was not all plain sailing.

He laughs as he recalls, "We went on

holiday in the UK last year. We are based

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in Suffolk and were driving to Wales. It

wasn't until we got to Swindon that we

realised we'd left Evan's insulin in the

fridge at home. Luckily we always carry

a repeat prescription with us and were

able to call our GP, who called a local

pharmacy in Swindon and authorised for

it to be fulfilled. So we were OK."

The Smith family is now fully immersed

in having a family member with Type

1 diabetes and running a business in

the same arena. "It's tough to find the

balance," says Smith, "Evan is only 11,

but we try to share the load, and he's

doing great. I hope that with our website

continuing to improve, we can help to

reduce the burden for more people living

with diabetes."

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  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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