Daniel Alexandrides

My type 1 hope

Ultimately, a cure. The trials at RAH by Drs Coates and Greenwood look hopeful. In the meantime, subsidised CGM for everyone. I have a full-time job (not eligible for concession), however CGM is still prohibitively expensive.

I've been lucky enough to get a few sensors, but I have to treat them like a precious commodity. When it hits a nerve or blood vessel on insertion and is incredibly painful and/or continuously bleeding I have to make a decision to put up with 10 days of pain or discard the ~$200 sensor.

My treatment is objectively better when I have CGM. However, once my current stock of CGM sensors runs out, I won't purchase new ones. It's a shame my health is sacrificed because CGM is unaffordable.

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