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Hollie is nine years old and is living with both Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome (causing a rapid heart-rate) and type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong auto-immune condition in which the pancreas fails to produce insulin, resulting in dangerously elevated or dangerously low blood sugar levels. Unless the condition is carefully monitored and regulated, it can lead to permanent life-threatening health problems in adulthood.
Variety was able to fund a Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System that makes it possible for Hollie’s glucose levels to be monitored constantly and for any dangerous patterns to be identified in real time.
This means she doesn’t have to put her life on hold as her food and insulin intake can be adjusted to avert the risk of a serious swing in her blood sugar.
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