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Pump feel

At the time of this interview Stefan had

been on a pump for just three months. She

uses the Dana RS which she says is, "small

and light." At this point Vincent asked, "Can

I feel your pump?" and concurred.

Stefan also used one of Abbott's

FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitor

ontop of which she uses a device called

a Miao Miao. Clicked on top of the

sensor, this sends data into an app on

her smartphone. The Dana RS pump also

has its own separate app which can be

used to direct the pump to do anything

that can be done on the pump itself,

including delivering a bolus or changing

a basal rate. She says, "Using the pump

with Libre-plus-Miao Miao and my phone

has been life changing. After a month of

having my pump I began doing DIY APS

- what's often now called looping, as 'do

it yourself artificial pancreas system' is a

bit long-winded. For the last two months

all these bits of kit have worked together

as a closed loop system and it's been

amazing."

Regarding getting a pump, Stefan

admits she "did have to fight to get it".

Turns out that meeting other diabetics as

part of a peer support group run by the

hospital prompted her request to go on a

pump. "I'd ended up attending a meeting

with other people, all of whom were on

pumps. But at that stage no one had ever

suggested I have a pump. Around that

time I'd left my job and really started to

get into the diabetes online community,

where I found YouTube videos about

looping. The fact was that my HbA1c was

at 7.7mmols/L before going on the pump,

but I was having to take something like 15

injections a day as well as do blood tests.

It was my mother who found the Freestyle

Libre and bought one for me. That really

helped me to gain better control. Then,

once I heard about looping, I had to get a

pump. I managed to get a Dana RS through

the hospital and I have never looked back.

My last HbA1c was 6.3mmols/L. I am so

happy with that result."

There were a few changes involved

beyond using new diabetes kit. Stefan

recalls, "In order to loop I had to 'cross

over to the other side', and went from

using an iPhone to an Android. I was

much more worried about changing the

phone than starting DIY looping. But I'm

really happy with it all now. I still do blood

tests too, as backup. I use the Freestyle

Optimum Neo which has slightly fiddling

strip wrappers, but I also have an Accuchek mobile which is much easier to use."

Limited access

Vincent's sister still lives in Suffolk where

she says there is very limited access to

diabetes technology with only one pump

model available as the staff are only

trained on that one, so no actual choice.

For herself, she went on a Cosmo

pump at the age of eleven. "It was apple

Above and opposite: Rosie Vincent

working on her degree presentation.

continued over

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