Teri, age 57, lives in Baltimore, MD. Diagnosed at age 24 (with an 18 month old son at the time!), Terri uses the Medtronic 670G hybrid closed loop system.
Before starting #T1DTech, Teri “was most nervous to trust the pump to deliver my needs. I also was unsure of having something attached to me 24×7. Yet multiple daily injections (MDI)–which I used until 2001–was so unpredictable for my flexible lifestyle and behaviors that I was very willing to try the pump.”
#T1DTech has helped Teri’s life because “now I can have flexibility and adaptability in my life; the activities I enjoy and my favorable tendency for spontaneity are now more acceptable. When I moved to insulin pump therapy with Medtronic in 2001, it was so liberating to be free of guessing and hoping the insulin delivered by my needles would work as I expected. The pump gave me so much freedom, and it was the most metabolically normal I had felt in decades.
Now I use the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system, which responds to my spontaneous lifestyle almost perfectly every day and every hour. My A1c has always been very good, but now each measurement gets closer and closer to almost normal ranges which I had never expected of myself. The continuous feedback loop from my CGM to my pump and my percentage of time in normal blood glucose range gives me so much confidence to live a life almost free of diabetes.
Finally, the low blood sugars which had been such a frequent part of my life and constantly scared me and my family, are almost a thing if the past. This has probably been the biggest benefit for my family and me.”