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Diabetes on Track with Jack

Growing up, Jack always dreamt of being motor car racer, just like his dad. When he was diagnosed type 1 diabetes however, he was told that could no longer race. Keeping a firm eye on his glucose levels with the help of Dexcom G5® Mobile CGM has meant that Jack was still able to stay on track!

Tackling T1D with Taekwondo

National Taekwondo Champion? Check. Black Belt? Check. Brydie doesn't let anything stand in the way of her achieving dreams. Here, Barbara, Brydie's mum, talks about how Brydie manages her type 1 diabetes with the t:slim X2 insulin pump and how the pump helps her perform at her best at training and competition days.

Life Without Limits

Kyle loves being being active – Taekwondo, mountain biking, weight lifting... just to name a few! Having lived with type 1 diabetes since 2000, Kyle uses the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM for support, so he can gauge where his sugar levels are between fingerpricks.

Type 1 Diabetes – A Mother’s Perspective

Paxx is eight years old and like any boy his age, he loves playing with his friends at school and on the weekend. The difference between Paxx and his friends however, is that Paxx has type 1 diabetes (T1D). To manage his diabetes, Paxx and his mother Sarah, decided to start pumping with the t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump.

Drumming with Dexcom

Tim was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 but this has not stopped him from becoming a professional drummer. Tim says his love for drumming all started with two halves of a honey sandwich. Two halves of a honey sandwich that he would tap as if he were drumming at school.

Cherry’s Journey with V-Go

Cherry was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 8 years ago and has been on multiple daily injections of insulin for the past 5 years. She then discovered the V-Go® Insulin Pump and since then, hasn't looked back!

Neil’s Spectacular Cycle for T1D

We met Neil at the first ever annual AMSL Sports & Exercise Weekend. As an eager attendee, he came to learn more about how diabetes could influence his performance in competitive road cycling, his greatest passion.

Dexcom’s Role in Charlie’s Life

18-year-old sports enthusiast Charlie Buddle has lived with type 1 diabetes since he was 10 years old. He shares his experience with the Dexcom G5® Mobile.

Kartier’s Great Adventure

Kartier's type 1 diabetes diagnosis did not stop her from conquering the amazing Machu Picchu trek. She tells us that the handful of ‘lows’ were all caught by the excellent early warnings provided by the Dexcom® CGM.

Trialling Dexcom CGM with Mike

Mike has lived with type 1 diabetes for most his life, and due to lifestyle and job demands, he needs to keep a close eye on his levels. Here, we asked him to trial the Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor and let us know what he thought.

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