Whether competing in longboard surfing contests or studying for his university degree, Ben strives to always give his best performance! Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11, Ben stands by the motto to not let diabetes limit him from anything he wants to do. Here, Ben chats about his surfing, studying and recent experience with Dexcom G6 CGM!
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. In 2020, Sam upgraded from Dexcom G5 Mobile to Dexcom G6 to monitor and manage his diabetes.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.’
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. In 2018, Neil rode from WA to NSW to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes!
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