Personalized Medicine for Diabetes Patients | Data & Me

Personalized Medicine for Diabetes Patients | Data & Me


It’s cutting-edge medical technology
that I’m using, that’s you know, just made a tremendous difference in my life
because I actually can forget that I’m diabetic. I’m Deanne, and I’m a type 1 diabetic.
I’ve been living with this disease for over 45 years. And I’m Dee Ann’s mother,
my name is Louis. It was very challenging to live a normal life as a kid. It’s
always devastating when your child has something wrong with them. I’ve been on
an insulin pump for about 25 years now, without the insulin, your bloodstream
gets overloaded with sugar. But just recently they came out with technology
for the insulin pump where now there’s a continuous glucose sensor. What’s called
a closed loop system. The glucose sensor and the insulin pump are like working
together and controlling how much insulin I’m getting, and I can see how my
blood sugar is trending. Whether it’s trending up or down.
The company that made my insulin pump and continuous glucose sensor uses the
data that I upload to improve their products.
I am so appreciative of the technology. It’s basically like changed my life and
the quality of my life. It’s so much easier to travel. Into Asia! Yes that’s
right. All of these advances have really helped.
Now she has the freedom to have a good healthy life.

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