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has a 17-year-old daughter with Type

1, diagnosed at age 11, while Hazel

Swift, who also is part of the team, was

diagnosed quite recently with Type 1, just

before her 30th birthday. The newest

member, Chanika Lowrey, also has some

experience, as her mother-in-law also has

Type 1.

Diabetes lifestyle

Dring hasn't looked back. She says, "The

business is going really well and continually

growing. We do a lot of personalised

bags, where we source fabrics, so we

can have items made with designs to

suit customers interests/hobbies, and so

on. Our bestselling product is Diawipes;

these are an essential part of a diabetes

testing kit. We are constantly adding new

and exciting products to the website, that

will assist having Type 1. I love my job

so much; it's so rewarding knowing I am

helping others with Type 1 and assuring

them that you can live a completely

normal life with it."

In recent years Dring started to take

a greater interest in diabetes technology

beyond injecting and blood testing. "It

was when I was pregnant with the twins

that I started to think about using new

technologies," she says, "I had to manage

with multiple daily injections [MDI] and

[SMBG] and it was hard. The targets were

very difficult to achieve; I was meant to

be at 3.8 mmol before each meal, once a "I took the step of self-funding Dexcom

CGM sensors. It felt like I went from

being fully manual, doing blood tests

all the time, to being like a robot.

Dexcom's sensors just do all that for

me with a lot less fuss, while giving

me even more information to use.

L-R: Mike O'Brien, Lee Calladine, Gill O'Brien,

Hannah Dring and Joe O'Brien at a DRWF event.


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  2. Dexcom CGM G6, continuous glucose monitoring
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  7. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
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  9. Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
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  11. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
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  13. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
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  15. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
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  17. Trividia Health UK True Metrix blood glucose monitoring (BGM)
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  19. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  20. Senseonics Eversense implantable CGM, Roche Diabetes Care, Accu-Chek
  21. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  22. Dexcom CGM G6, continuous glucose monitoring
  23. Medtrum A6 Touchcare patch pump and CGM in harmony
  24. sugarBEAT continuous glucose monitoring from Nemaura Medical for Type 2 diabetes
  25. Nemaura diabetes technology, sugarBEAT CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  31. Kaleido insulin pump, patch pump, ViCentra diabetes
  32. Cosyfeet seam-free shoes, slippers and socks for people with diabetes
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