I am composing a letter to my government compelling them to really consider covering all expenses for those with Type 1 Diabetes. Specifically all technologies related to the insulin pumps - CGMs are not covered.
What I am asking for is a personal story from your experience as to why or how the pump has changed your diabetes management or how it could have prevented a certain experience. I will attach these stories to my letter.
My story is below:
Back when I was around 10 years old I woke up in the middle of the night and tried to get out of bed. I could not move and didn’t understand what was going on. I called out for my Mom and she came in to my bedroom. It turns out my blood glucose level had dropped so low that I became unable to move my own body. Her and my Dad gave me sugar to bring that level up and then drove me to the hospital. Had I not woken up, no one would have known and I would have slipped into a Diabetic coma.
Together we can make a change!
Thanks to all,