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Emily’s Experience with Dexcom G6

Emily chats about her experience with the NEW Dexcom G6 and how it assists her busy lifestyle, whether out with friends, at work or even going for a run! She also discusses her perspective on mental health within the type 1 diabetes community.

Verity is off to the Grand Final!

Verity has been playing professional netball since debuting in 2012. Currently, she plays for West Coast Fever and is due to play in the Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final this year on October 18, 2020! Verity also lives with type 1 diabetes, and uses Dexcom G6 to manage her levels on and off the court.

Jack, Dexcom G6 and the Great Race!

Jack Perkins is a professional race car driver in the Australian motor sport industry. In 2019, Jack achieved a podium finish at Bathurst 1000. This year, he is hoping to return to the track, despite a hiatus due to COVID-19, and do it again! Jack speaks about the life of a racer from training to competing and how his recent upgrade to Dexcom G6 affects his performance day-to-day.

Singing up a Storm with Type 1 Diabetes

Stephanie is a singer, songwriter and all-round performer! She loves nothing more than getting on stage and entertaining people at corporate events, weddings and even primary school discos. To monitor her glucose levels, Stephanie uses Dexcom G6 to make sure every time she sings, she is giving her best performance!

Sarah, Netball and Type 1 Diabetes

Sarah plays professional netball for the NSW Swifts and the national Australian Diamonds! She's being living with type 1 diabetes since 2017, but doesn't let that affect her game on or off the court. Sarah tells us about her netball career so far and how Dexcom CGM assists with monitoring and managing her levels.

Basal-IQ Technology for the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump: Andrew’s Experience

Andrew has lived with diabetes for almost 50 years and has recently updated his t:slim X2 insulin pump to include the new Basal-IQ technology. He talks about his experience so far and how it assists him with his diabetes management day-to-day.

Living His Best Life: Jeremy’s Trip Away

Jeremy is off again - this time road-tripping from Sunshine Coast (QLD) to Northern NSW. He spoke to AMSL Diabetes about his latest adventure and how the Dexcom G6 CGM system helped him get back to living his best life.

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!

Striving to be Within Target: T1D and AFL

Sam believes that T1D doesn’t need to hold you back from accomplishing your dreams. In 2007, Sam debuted in professional AFL for the Western Bulldogs, and since then, has gone from competing on the field to fatherhood. Whether playing AFL or just at home, Sam uses the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM to support him.

Duncan’s Extreme Marathons

Duncan has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and loves being outdoors and keeping active, whether that be heading out for a jog, playing a bit of soccer or competing in ultra-marathons! We spoke to Duncan about his journey with diabetes, his experience with Dexcom G6 CGM and why he believes he is ‘fitter for having it.’

Diabetes: A Mum and Dad’s Story

We spoke to Christian's parents, Anthony and Megan about their son's type 1 diabetes, managing it with Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM, Christian's passion to race and his determination to succeed!

Christian’s Race with Diabetes

Christian is 14 years old and loves racing! When he was 11 years old, he started competed internationally. However in July 2019, Christian was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. To manage his diabetes on and off the race track, Christian uses Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM.

Debbie is Going for Gold

Debbie lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and later this year, she is due to receive her gold Kellion Victory Medal for living with diabetes for 60 years. We spoke to Debbie about how her diabetes management has changed over the years!

Nothing can stop the ‘Diabetes Double Trouble!’

Introducing the 'Diabetes Double Trouble' - Indi and Braxton! Both siblings live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) but they do not let that slow them down! They love school and keeping active at cricket, gymnastics and swimming just to name a few. With the help of Dexcom G5 Mobile, they are able to manage their T1D so they can get back to the fun!

Taking a Trip with T1D

Jeremy loves travelling around the globe to hit big waves and even bigger snowy mountains! Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) since 9 years old, Jeremy has never let his T1D hold him back from living his best life. He spoke to us about his recent experiences travelling overseas and how the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM supports his diabetes management.

Taking on the Concrete Jungle with T1D

Emily Vuong is a 23 year-old half-Australian, half-Vietnamese woman from Perth, WA, living with type 1 diabetes. Emily lives an active lifestyle, refusing to be held back by her diabetes. In fact, she just recently completed her first marathon!

Surfing, Studying and T1D

Ben and his dad used to sneak some waves in before school as Ben loved to surf! So much so, that he started competing at age 11, around the same time he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Whether surfing, studying or anything in between, Ben knows he can rely on the t:slim X2™ insulin pump to help him fine-tune his levels.

Hiking with Diabetes – Finishing the Kokoda Track

Duncan loves to hike, climb and mountaineer! He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his mid-thirties, and soon after, Duncan turned to the t:slim X2™ insulin pump to help him with his diabetes management.

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.

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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