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LIVING

I need both on the table. As I'm

about to eat, I need to think about

insulin dosing.

"I find using a pump so much

better than injecting, so I'm entirely

happy to work with it. When playing

a game, I look at my phone every

three or four holes - just a quick

glance is all I need, though I know

it's also possible to use a Dexcom

receiver too. But since Covid, when

we're playing, we need to use an

app on our phone to log our scores.

That's been useful, as I'm able to

check my blood glucose every hole

now, as I've got another reason to

pick my phone up to use it for the

scoring system."

Rain stops play

Hannah McCook is definitely on her

game - she's making a living from

playing golf and has her diabetes

control well in hand, so the future's

bright. "Looking back," she says, "I

can see how using Dexcom CGM and

Omnipod has lessened my anxiety

about living with diabetes, because

it made life easier - although some

days are still complicated. It's much

easier to travel now, as I don't have

to take lancets with me or needles,

or have to find a bit flesh to stick an

injection into every few hours."

So, has the kit improved

McCook's control? McCook says, "I

was always on top of it to be honest,

but certainly seeing what's going on

means you can react quicker and

that way avoid lows, so probably

overall it has. Both my boyfriend

and my mother used the Dexcom

follow app. I guess it gives my mum

a lot of peace of mind when I am

out competing she can see what my

levels are. It's not just live scoring

she watches, but that too! When at

home I tend to have my phone on

silent in order not to have too many

alarms interrupting me, especially at

bedtime. But as they are tracking me,

if they don't have their sound turned

off, then they can tend to get quite a

lot of alerts, which must be annoying.

Especially when all they want is the

best for me."

Then, even on a daily basis,

McCook says, "I can state for certain

that not having to get blood out of a

wet finger when you're out playing

golf in the rain, is not something I

miss. Cold, wet fingers were even

worse, and there's a lot of those in

Scotland!"

*A golf handicap is a measure of an

amateur player's ability to play golf.

It allows players of all abilities to

compete against each other equally.

Golf handicaps can only be issued

by a golf club that is affiliated with

a Golf Union. A player must play a

minimum of three 18-hole rounds

of golf and submit these to be

calculated by the golf club.

www.hannahmccookgolf.co.uk

Hannah McCook at Gleneagles with dog. Hannah McCook's Omnipod pump kit.

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