Living life to the full does not stop at diagnosis and many people with Type 1 diabetes continue to enjoy an active and adventurous lifestyle. Practicing sport and travelling around the world is all possible whilst maintaining a good glucose control.
Read the real-life stories of other people with diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control. Discover how the pump can give you the freedom to help you lead you the life you want.
LIFESTYLE & EXERCISE
Eshant, Rohan and Nikhar share their insights on living healthy and active lives.
"Prior to using the Insulin Pump, I was on Multiple Daily Injections. Being a professional athlete, my training regime changed everyday and it was difficult to determine accurate dosages of insulin. I often experienced Hypoglycaemia on days of rigorous training or after a physically intensive match. But my life changed completely after switching over to the insulin pump. My life is more balanced and it's very easy to decide the exact dosage of basal and bolus for the day. My HbA1c levels have improved. In case my routine suddenly changes, I can make immediate adjustments to insulin dosage on the pump. It's as good as an artificial pancreas for me. Altogether, I am content and satisfied with the insulin pump therapy"
- Nikhar Garg, International badminton Player
Eshant, a competitive swimmer, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after experiencing fatigue. Since being on insulin pump therapy, Eshant’s health has improved and he is able to train more than ever.
“The insulin pump is the first choice. No injection or therapy is as good as a pump. It has helped me follow my swimming dream.”
Rohan,a professional dancer, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 11 years old. In 2007, Rohan turned to insulin pump therapy and has had more control over his dosages and flexibility in life ever since.
"The pump helped me boost up my confidence as a person and as a professional dancer. It’ll be your best friend. It’s like a friend who helps you live. It’s got me very free. Sometimes I forget that I’m a diabetic."