New medical technology reducing finger sticks for diabetics
Diabetes can be painful in more ways than one.
All Cora Shelton wants to do is dance.
“I do jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip-hop, and sometimes modern,” she said.
The 10-year-old performer’s pancreas recently gave out, resulting in a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
“I was just scared,” Cora said.
She was primarily scared about the finger pricks. Her diabetes educator offered a new alternative.
An electric reader scans over the bicep disk, which is replaced every two weeks, indicates whether blood sugar levels are stable.
This information allows Cora to keep practicing safely while avoiding a health crisis.
Her life truly is in step.