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KITLIVING

regular sporting activities safely, you in

turn need to keep a good handle on your

diabetes control."

When scuba diving, Nwachuku has

to take the external Eversense transmitter

off, as it is water-resistant only to a depth

of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes, but puts it

back on as soon as she surfaces between

dives. "It's great to pop it back on again as

there is no need to wait for a calibration

phase or warm-up period before it gives

a reading and I don't lose a whole sensor

every time I have to go in the water. So

as long as I am stable between dives,

I feel confident jumping in and diving

back-to-back. As far as I know, no CGM

system has been tested to any standard

recreational diving depths, so this is as

good as it gets right now."

Mountain high

From seashore to snow-topped

mountains, Nwachuku relies on her

Eversense CGM. With winter sports

undertaken at altitude, the lower oxygen

levels that can be experienced at heights

can affect blood glucose meter readings.

However, the Eversense technology is not

sensitive to oxygen levels, making it more

reliable than a blood test meter in those

circumstances. Another aspect of using

the implantable CGM is that the transmitter

vibrates on the arm if the user is trending

too high, or too low. "Even if you're not

checking the screen," says Nwachuku,

"You are made aware of what is going

on. This is particularly useful when you're

wearing many layers and bulky gloves on a

mountain and want to keep moving."

Although a small procedure is involved

to get the device put in the upper arm,

Nwachuku says that was easy, "It

wasn't a big deal at all. I was slightly

concerned as to scarring, especially if

I want to use this for a long time going

forward. But I understand that while the

current implants last for six months, in the

future the implants may last 12 months,

if not longer. The procedures should

become less frequent and therefore the

potential impact in terms of scarring less

dramatic too. Luckily, although I have

had three implants, the scars are tiny and

inconspicuous so far."

So she has no regrets and is gearing

up to try some more new diabetes kit too.

She says, "What I value most about going

to London Diabetes Centre is the great

communication I get from them, as well as

the continuity of the service. Everyone is

under the same roof and well-coordinated

across my medical needs. Under their

advice I am about to go on a pump

soon. I'm looking forward to it. If it gives

me more control, flexibility, and peace of

mind, then great!"

Team work

Louisa Thomson was diagnosed with

Type 1 diabetes in 2000 at the age of

30, and started to access the services

of the London Diabetes Centre around

10 years later. "It's been incredible," she

says, "They have changed my attitude

continued over

ADVERTORIAL

From seashore to snow-topped mountains, Anisa

Nwachuku relies on her Eversense CGM.

The Eversense CGM

system involves an

implantable sensor, a

reader worn above the

sensor (above, left), and a

smartphone app.

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