Superheroes of T1D – Jessica Oser

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Jessica, of Mechanicsburg, PA has type 1 diabetes. So does her dad. She wears a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system. A tiny sensor is inserted under her skin to check glucose levels in tissue fluid. The sensor stays in place for several days to a week and then must be replaced. A transmitter sends information about glucose levels from the sensor to a wireless monitor. The device can detect and notify Jessica if her glucose is reaching a high or low limit. Technological advances such as the CGM are funded in part by JDRF.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Every few days during the month, we will be bringing you the Superheroes of T1D.  All photos are of children and adults with type 1 diabetes, living in Central Pennsylvania.

Photographs courtesy of: Corinne Trively Photography

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