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Blog for Dexcom

I wrote a blog for Dexcom, who makes the CGM that I wear. The blog discusses my use of the Dexcom G6 and how I find it. Here is a small preview of the blog:

"Meet diabetes activist, Dexcom Warrior Alyssa

25-year-old Alyssa was born in Kilwinning, Scotland and currently lives in Edinburgh. She works for a Scottish children’s charity, where her focus is on children’s rights, and has recently graduated with her MSc Social Justice and Community Action. This passion for social justice has fuelled her diabetes advocacy.

Alyssa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2013 at age 14, after being unwell for some time. Just a week before, she was at her dad’s wedding, getting compliments on how much weight she had lost, and drinking the remainders of other guests’ soft drinks as she was so thirsty. When she was at school, she spotted a poster with the 4 T’s symptoms of type 1 diabetes (Toilet, Thirsty, Tired, Thinner), which fit the symptoms she was feeling, and later that day got an emergency appointment at the doctor, where she was quickly diagnosed.

Alyssa very quickly took to type 1 diabetes, being very independent with her self-management from the start. Her difficulties didn’t begin until she started having severe hypos soon after diagnosis, which caused seizures. Due to this, she was moved onto an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system very quickly. She then moved onto the Dexcom G6 CGM System and Tandem t:slim X2TM insulin pump with Control-IQ TechnologyTM, to form a Hybrid Closed Loop (HCL) system, a type of Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) system..."

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