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LIVINGLIVING

green, as I recall, and I did well on that.

However, the company went bust so

I ended up back on MDI (multiple daily

injections). At that stage I was quite happy

to come off a pump for a while. Things

changed when I happened to be given a

Freestyle Libre by a nurse who was doing

some diabetes research and had a few

spare. From that point on I had to buy

them, which was difficult as they were too

expensive for me, so I only bought them

infrequently. Then earlier this year I got

access to them approved on the NHS.

"At around that time I was also offered

a trial on the Medtronic 640G, so I tried it

and never looked back. It's really good,

I have no issues with it. I am proud of it

and don't mind having it out on show,

especially when I'm in my drama gear.

Children ask about it and my diabetes

technology and I'm happy to chat about

what it does for me. My HbA1c has come

down from 9.7mmols/L to 7.9mmols/L.

Pumps with CGM just lower HbA1c."

As part of their pump training Stefan

and Vincent both went on a course

called Diana, a version of DAFNE (does

adjustment for normal eating) run by

the hospital. Says Vincent, "I went every

Friday for five weeks. That's where we

met, and we just kept in touch. We see

each other at clinic sometimes and ended

up going to the same pump group about

a year after taking the course. We keep

each other company. We both went to

the INPUT Fusion* meeting in Birmingham

earlier this year. Iulia said she was going

and thought I should come too, so we

met on the train the next day and the

event was great."

Diabetes-as-art

Says Vincent, "We have both taken an

artistic/creative view on our diabetes

and have definitely used art/design to

overcome the challenges of living with T1.

It's diabetes-as-art.

Although Vincent's degree is in drama,

she does something she describes as live

art, "This was a way for me to explore

my identity as a person with diabetes.

I have created a couple of durational

performance art pieces where I have used

my diabetic waste/materials to present life

with T1 and to celebrate diabetes as part

of my identity. I'd started to collect piles of

used diabetes-related bits and wondered

what to do with it. I wanted to transform

the waste to make it do something for me.

It was a way for me to artistically show

what it is like living with diabetes every

day. It was part of my final performance

as part of my degree."

Stefan also reworks used items of

diabetes kit, filling pump tubing with glitter

to make bracelets and adding glitter to

empty insulin cartridges repurposed as

necklace pendants. She explains, "Doing

these DIY jewellery bits was somewhat

therapeutic for me and helped me build

a different relationship with my diabetes.

Turning a symbol of disease that we often

find ourselves hiding, into something

beautiful that we can wear proudly can

be very empowering. It makes an invisible

part of ourselves visible to others in a

whole new light and that also makes it

easier to talk about diabetes."

*There will be a full report on

the INPUT Fusion event in the

next issue of the magazine.

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  5. Kaleido insulin pump, patch pump, ViCentra diabetes
  6. Diabetes UK, JDRF UK, Desang Magazine, Jonny Labey
  7. Home test HbA1c A1C Now
  8. Sign up to free online diabetes magazine, Actiste
  9. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  10. Nasal glucagon Baqsimi Rapid Cap, Marianne's portion control plate
  11. Trividia Health UK True Metrix blood glucose monitoring (BGM)
  12. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  13. Desang Blood test diaries, Desang diabetes kitbags, Desang Classic kitbag
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  27. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
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