Giulia's, Paolo's daughter, diabetes story

After being diagnosed with  Type 1 diabetes at the age of 3, Giulia managed to control her glucose levels with the use of an insulin pump.

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Giulia's, Paolo's daughter, diabetes story

In better control with her pump since 2008

Giulia was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. It was like facing a storm at sea. At the beginning she suffered a lot from extreme glucose variability. The thing we feared most was nocturnal hypoglycaemia. Giulia had two bad episodes of hypoglycaemia during the night, and that scared us a lot. Because of this, her diabetologist suggested to switch from multiple daily injections to insulin pump therapy. Soon, she was able to start managing her insulin therapy by herself. We always wanted her to feel and behave as much as possible like other children of her age, and her insulin pump has helped her to do this.


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