Living His Best Life: Jeremy’s Trip Away – AMSL Diabetes


Jeremy Morris

Living His Best Life: Jeremy's Trip Away

One of our AMSL Diabetes All-Stars, Jeremy, shared his recent road-trip from Sunshine Coast, QLD to Northern NSW. Jeremy spoke about the adventures he shared with his wife, Tayla, the challenges that arose whilst on the road and his experience with Dexcom G6.

Jeremy off on his roadtrip!

Q. Can you briefly tell us about your latest road-tripping adventure?

My wife, Tayla, and I set off from the Sunshine Coast intending to reach the NSW snowfields, however due to possible state border closures and COVID-19 cases, we decided to explore more of the NSW North Coasts – and see some of the best surf breaks and national parks that Northern NSW offers. We recently bought and renovated a van so we could have the freedom to stop wherever and whenever we wanted. After crossing the border, we ended up stopping at Suffolk Park, Yamba, Yuraygir National Park and South West Rocks.

Jeremy also uses the t:slim X2 insulin pump!

Q. How do you manage your T1D whilst on the move?

To manage my T1D, I use a combination of the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump and Dexcom G6 CGM. I love wearing Dexcom G6 while driving long distances as it makes it easy for me to check my levels and make sure they remain stable. The fact I could go 10 days without a sensor change and a calibration allowed me to let diabetes fall into the background and enjoy the trip!

Q. What do you think is the most important feature of Dexcom G6 when you’re travelling/staying away from home?

I had a few different people on the trip following me through the Dexcom Follow app, which provided great support. Although I am 27 years old, my mum still loves to keep an eye on me so the fact she can follow from home is a massive peace of mind for her. The alarms were also great as they notified me when I needed to take action.

Jeremy and his wife, Tayla, on their recent road-trip getaway.

Q. How does road tripping/camping affect your levels generally?

Each day would be different. We tried to be as spontaneous as possible and make plans day-by-day, which can certainly throw a spanner in the works when it comes to managing diabetes. It can be hard to keep a steady routine with so much going on, so using the Dexcom G6 and t:slim X2 insulin pump was great in keeping my diabetes as flexible as possible. We would surf when the tides and winds were good which wasn’t always first thing in the morning and meal-times could vary by hours too.

Jeremy loves to go for a surf!

Q. What are some of your favourite features from the Dexcom G6, and how have they helped you?

I definitely noticed the slimline transmitter under my wetsuit was a lot thinner compared to the previous CGM I have worn, the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM. Also after a long day, the lack of paracetamol interference is great too!

Jeremy and his wife, Tayla, at their campsite for the night.

Q. How would you describe the process of switching from Dexcom G5 Mobile to Dexcom G6?

I had envisioned the switch between the two systems would be easy, however even I was surprised at how quick and easy the change between the Dexcom G5 Mobile and Dexcom G6 was. The team at the Sunshine Coast Diabetes centre were great in getting me in ASAP to switch over, and my local AMSL Diabetes representative, Jane McCall was amazing and super knowledgeable!

Q. How would you sum up the Dexcom G6 in 10 words or less?

Dexcom G6 is amazing and exciting diabetes technology!

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Testimonial Disclosure
This testimonial relates to an individual’s response to treatment with our products and has been edited to ensure it is consistent with the products’ indication(s). The testimonial does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may have to the treatment. Responses to treatment with our products may differ. It is important to consider individual circumstances and consult with your healthcare professional before considering any changes to your diabetes management. Jeremy Morris is an AMSL Diabetes All-Star and received sponsorship from AMSL Diabetes at the time of publication.
The Dexcom G6 transmitter can only be paired with one medical device (either a Dexcom receiver or the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump) and one compatible mobile device (phone or tablet) at the same time. To view a list of compatible smart devices, visit www.dexcom.com/dexcom-international-compatibility. The Dexcom G6 Sensor and Transmitter are water resistant and may be submerged under 2.4 metres of water for up to 24 hours without failure when properly installed. If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions. Followers must separately download the Dexcom Follow App to view shared glucose information. A stable internet connection is needed to enable this Dexcom Share feature. Dexcom G6 is sold separately to the t:slim X2 insulin pump. Dexcom, Dexcom Follow and Dexcom G5 Mobile are registered trademarks of Dexcom, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

“It can be hard to keep a steady routine with so much going on, so using the Dexcom G6 and t:slim X2 insulin pump was great in keeping my diabetes as flexible as possible.”

Living His Best Life: Jeremy's Trip Away

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