Kristen Garland, T1 1998, Pumper '03, CGM '03; Daughter T1 '13, Pumper '14, CGM '14

Kristen Garland, T1 1998, Pumper '03, CGM '03; Daughter T1 '13, Pumper '14, CGM '14
Kristen Garland, dx June 1998, pump and CGM user since 2003 Daughter, dx July 2013, pump and CGM user since June 2014

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Nightscout...the Original CGM Sharing Program

My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 5 years ago. She was 6 years old at the time. All she knew about T1D was what she saw or heard from me. I've been managing a life with Type 1 for 20 years.

Before she was diagnosed, I used to hear whispers of new treatments, tools and potential cures coming down the pipe, but always with the tagline of '5-10 years from now'. They were right. That 5 years turned to 10, which quickly turned to 15 and now 20, yet - after millions of hours and dollars invested in research and development, I felt that there had been no significan progress. I had basically become numb to 'the pipeline' and had completely given up on 'the cure', until I tripped over Nightscout while scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook a few years ago.

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