Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes: Emily & Jane

Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes: Emily & Jane

In this video, mother and daughter, Jane and Emily, talk about their individual experiences being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and why now both choose to control their diabetes with a Medtronic pump of insulin. Jane was diagnosed with diabetes five years before her daughter Emily. While Jane was used to her diabetes and had good control at the time of Emily's diagnosis and was not worried about how to manage her child's diabetes, as a mother she had concerns about the implications for her son. Like many people, before starting insulin pump therapy, Jane and Emily expressed concern about how a pump could adapt to their daily lives: how they would dress, sleep, shower and participate in an active lifestyle while controlling diabetes with an insulin pump. After controlling your diabetes with daily injections and then starting with an insulin pump, both express that they found more freedom with the pump than with the daily injections. Jane was happy because she was able to achieve more independence and was able to participate in activities such as rafting and hiking without her mother. Jane also discovered that she could participate in more activities, have more flexibility in the consumption of different foods and even a better A1c. Both say that if they could go back and do everything again, they would start with an insulin pump sooner.

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Important Safety Information
Medtronic Diabetes Insulin Infusion Pumps
– Insulin pump therapy is not recommended for people who can not or do not want to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day.
– Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin supply is interrupted for some reason, you should be prepared to replace the insulin that you forgot immediately.

Continuous Glucose Diabetes Monitoring Systems (CGM) from Medtronic
– The information provided by the CGM systems is intended to complement, not replace, the blood glucose information obtained with a glucose meter in the home. A confirmatory digital puncture is required before treatment.
– The insertion of a glucose sensor can cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a doctor immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected.

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Video credits to Medtronic Diabetes YouTube channel

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Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes: Emily & Jane

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