Karista’s Story

Pillar:  Lifesaving Medical Equipment

 Karista is an 8-year-old girl from Fraser Lake who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Variety provided Karista with a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) … a small wearable device that eases the burden of T1D by providing real-time blood sugar level readings. Her CGM has an alarm feature that alerts Karista’s parents if blood sugar levels are dropping low or going high allowing them to be able to remotely monitor her blood sugar levels which in turn allows Karista more independence while preventing episodes of severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. This lifesaving technology helps ensure that Karista stays safe and that her parents have some peace of mind.

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