Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets

LIVINGLIVING

Stephanie Haack (right) was diagnosed

with T1D seven years ago and to a great

extent was self-diagnosed, thanks to the

internet. She says, "I Googled thirst and

tiredness. The search results were pretty

clear. The next day, the doctors made it

official. After that, it took me years until

I finally Googled it again and discovered

that there are so many people out there

who understood exactly what I was going

through. Today I am proud to be part of

this community and share my experiences

on my blog pepmeup.org."

As far as kit goes, Haack says she's

'playing it old school with insulin pens.'

However, an insulin pump is now being

considered. "Even though I've felt 'ready'

for a pump for about two years now," she

says, "I'm still having trouble deciding

on a device. But I'm intent on making a

decision this year!"

Haack moved to Berlin last October

and has started a new job there working

in fundraising for the NGO Action Against

Hunger. She says, "It's all about changes

at the moment and Pep Me Up is my

creative outlet, my own little playground

where I can express myself and try new

things. This sticker collection is one of

the results. I've been using the Freestyle

Libre system since it entered the German

market in November 2014. I really, really

love it, apart for the fact that it looks so

plain and boring. I didn't choose diabetes,

so to me it feels empowering to at least

choose what my medical devices look

like. That's why I immediately got some

glittery nail polish and had my boyfriend

paint the sensor. The stickers were the

next step. At first I just made them for

myself, but since I was getting more and

more questions about them, I decided

to make them available worldwide. The

Pep Me Up is the brainchild of a T1

wanting to share some fun

feedback has been really amazing. Seeing

photos of happy children (and adults)

from around the world, proudly showing

off their sensors is (almost) better than

cupcakes!"

Reader offer: Use the code 'desang' at

check out to get 10% off. Pep Me Up

ships worldwide, so postage to the UK is

no problem, costing euros 2,95€ but with

the code FREESHIPPING all orders above

€10 are shipped for free.

THAT'S THE SPIRIT!

Index

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