Let T1D kids be kids
Having a child with T1 diabetes can be tough. It’s tough on the child and it is tough on the parents. How can you let them out of your sight? How will others know if they are going low? Will their teachers recognise it? Can they go on a sleepover?
How we made it matter
Ava was finger pricking up to 30 times a day, which had a huge detrimental effect on her mental health. She was unable to go to sleepovers or clubs.
Dexcom gives Ava, and Rebecca, the freedom to see glucose levels at a glance and remotely, allowing Ava to be like every other kid in class.
This led to our insight :
Let T1D kids be kids.
The most important thing to me is that Ava doesn’t feel different and that she doesn’t have to miss out on things because of her type 1 diabetes.
Rebecca, Ava’s mum
To us the real reward is seeing a 6-year-old girl full of smiles, not being held back by diabetes and saving the pain of thousands of finger pricks. If all the 30,000 kids with TID in the UK used Dexcom we could save them from over 70 million finger pricks a year.