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A day at the Diabetes U.K. Tech Conference
I've just had a really good day at the Diabetes U.K. Tech Conference which was held in Swansea University. There were several speakers presenting, from Senior Consultants to a few Type 1 individuals.
I learnt that for a much safer chance of developing complications, a diabetic must stay in the range of 4 - 10 for a minimum of 70%. The risks of complications such as retinopathy increase dramatically if this control is not maintained.
It was also lovely to talk to Type 1 diabetics from around the U.K. It's remarkable what you can pick up from just having a simple chat with each other. I also couldn't believe how many apps there are out there. There's even one for monitoring where you have tested on your fingers so that you get an even spread lol.
One thing I was really pleased about is that my 670g was proclaimed as the most advanced pump on the market. It saddened me however, to talk to some diabetics who were unable to obtain this pump due to the funding in their area. I believe that any Type 1 should be able to access anything that helps them in obtaining a better life. I felt very fortunate indeed.
If anyone has a chance to go to this type of conference in the future, I would encourage you to go, as it is well worth it.
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