What are they? The Dexcom G5 is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) - which means that BG readings get transmitted directly to your phone or reader. The Freestyle Libre is a Flash Glucose Monitoring System - which means that the information is not automatically sent to the Reader - you have to swipe to see. … Continue reading Dexcom G5 Vs. Freestyle Libre
I often say that Dexcom works out at a similar price to the Freestyle Libre - especially with the introductory offer that Dexcom have, which is (in the UK): £275 for: 1 x transmitter (no extension*) and; 4 x sensors (7 days … Continue reading Dexcom G5…cheaper than Freestyle Libre?!
My friend and I were strolling through Bloomsbury the other day when I saw my first Crussh. I saw that they sold 'Fit Food' and rather than being all 'sure' and carrying on, we stopped. We were just after a coffee anyway, so I could've just gone for a black coffee if all else failed. … Continue reading It’s just a little crussh…
Imagine you’re a tightrope walker, and you have one hand stretched out, gripping a single teaspoon of sugar. This little teaspoon represents the amount of sugar that is dissolved in the blood in the body at any one time. Now imagine that grains of sugar are falling from the sky - and the aim of the … Continue reading The Truth About Living with Type 1 Diabetes
I’d been back in New Zealand for just a few weeks, when my friend ran up behind me as I was rekindling my relationship with running and Queenstown’s mountains. I’d missed them both, and had recently discovered a new favourite track from the recommendation of a customer at work - a steep 7km loop through … Continue reading Running The Routeburn
I think that one of the worst parts of having a chronic illness is that sometimes, it breaks you. Maybe you have several bad days in a row. Maybe you just have one really bad day. Whichever it is, you realise you’ve gone on for so long being fine and that today, you’re not. You're … Continue reading When Big D gets you down.
We’ve all been there: you’re going about your day when a hypo smashes through your body like a lead balloon falling through the sky. You need sugar and you need it now. If you’re at home, there might be a variety of high sugar ‘treats’ on offer, and it’s all to tempting to go for … Continue reading 5 reasons you should treat a hypo with glucose tabs (and nothing else)