Katina

Diabetes cannot stop the eternal love from a super mom for 5 kids.

Katina lives in Orlando, Florida, USA and has what is called "late adult-onset type 1" diabetes. Meaning she got it as an adult. Katina works at the Sandvik production unit in Palm Coast, Florida where EXERA® wire-based components for CGMs are made and was part of the team that developed the products. She had no idea that she would eventually need the device herself and that it would be life-changing. Today the CGM helps her to live a normal life while working or doing what she loves most - being with her family and raising five kids. They can all rest assured, knowing that the CGM will alert them if her levels are high or low – which can be life-saving!

Life in the "normal" lane - Katina

Life in the "normal" lane

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CGM

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is a method used to track glucose levels in the blood and contributes to better diabetes management. CGM users insert a tiny sensor wire just under their skin and an adhesive patch holds the CGM sensor housing in place. A small transmitter connects to the sensor wire and sends real-time readings wirelessly to a receiver, which can be connected to an app on your smart device. It’s also possible to send alerts to friends/parents when certain glucose thresholds are reached, which can be live-saving.


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EXERA® wire-based components that are used in, for example, glucose-sensing solutions that help to improve people’s everyday lives. And can even be life-changing.

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