This is the story of Amanda, a 12-year-old from Sweden who was diagnosed with diabetes type 1 at the age of four. Today she has a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) that in real-time checks her blood glucose level without the need for a finger prick.

With this life-changing device, Amanda and her family can do the things they most enjoy. Living an almost normal life where Amanda can hang out with friends, compete in gymnastics, but also practice other sports without having to worry about high or low glucose levels.

Life in the "normal" lane

We have met four people, all using medical devices that gave them a new normal life. We want to tell you their stories. How joy was brought back into their lives.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is a method used to track glucose levels in the blood and contributes to better diabetes management. CGM users insert a tiny sensor wire just under their skin and an adhesive patch holds the CGM sensor housing in place. A small transmitter connects to the sensor wire and sends real-time readings wirelessly to a receiver, which can be connected to an app on your smart device. It’s also possible to send alerts to friends/parents when certain glucose thresholds are reached, which can be live-saving.

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EXERA® wire-based components that are used in, for example, glucose-sensing solutions that help to improve people’s everyday lives. And can even be life-changing.

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