Halloween day will never be the same for Conrad Pow as that was the day in 2018 when his daughter Chloe was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Determined to find the best possible tools to take care of his daughter’s diabetes, Pow says everything changed when Chloe started using the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. By wearing a sensor and carrying a phone with her, she would get relief from all the finger pokes* and could be alerted if her glucose levels crossed certain thresholds and needed attention. For Pow, the Dexcom Follow app† was a real game-changer, allowing him to see Chloe’s glucose levels at any time of day or night – even when he wasn’t with her.
“Being able to see Chloe’s levels remotely allowed us to give Chloe more freedom, and gave our family more peace of mind. It’s been amazing.”
Pow said it was a priority for him to ensure Chloe could participate in everything her big sister Kaitlyn did, and allow her to have a fun childhood.
“When the girls go off together on a bike ride or head to a friend’s house for a sleepover, I can still keep an eye on Chloe’s levels from home. I want to protect her, but I also just want her to be a kid.”
For the Pow family, having adventures and making memories has always been the core of their approach to life. “The Dexcom G6 has given us more confidence to live life to the fullest, while still doing what needs to be done to manage Chloe’s diabetes. I simply couldn’t be more proud to have such a strong and happy six-year-old.”
For more information about the Dexcom G6, go to www.dexcom.com or ask your healthcare provider for a free sample.
*If your glucose alerts and readings from the Dexcom G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
†Following requires the Dexcom Follow app and an Internet connection. Followers should always confirm readings on the Dexcom G6 app before making treatment decisions.