Nerve damage, kidney failure, vision loss, and amputations are a few of the complications people with diabetes face.
The only way to avoid them is to keep blood sugar levels in complete control.
Kelly Pearce was diagnosed with type-one diabetes 14 years ago and quickly learned about the devastating omplications.
Six months ago, he became one of the first people in the country to have a new continuous glucose monitoring system.
Dr. John Daniels, of the Washington University School of Medicine, explains, “It monitors the blood sugar continuously so that one knows ay any point in time during the day or night what your blood sugar is.”
One big advantage of the system is that an alarm will sound to alert the patient when the blood sugar goes too high or too low.
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