A year ago, Seth went on an insulin pump. To him it means he can go to his friends’ houses for tea without us having to be there or rely on other adults. It’s given him so much more freedom and he’s got really good control of his blood sugar.
Peace of mind
Seth’s also using a Dexom CGM which has taken a lot of our worry away. It beeps and wakes you up if he has a bad overnight hypo. It means you get to sleep better as a parent. Before he had it, we would have to go and finger prick him in his sleep just to make sure he’s OK. You do have that horrible thought that he might not be. Which is dreadful.
With both the pump and the Dexcom, Seth’s HBA1C has stabilised to around the 50 mark. We have much more control and no longer see the variation in his blood sugar.
We left the decision to use technology up to Seth, as it would mean he has two things attached to him that people would see say when he goes swimming. But he’s not embarrassed at all and doesn’t try and cover it up.