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Christopher Cetroni

I’ve been a well-maintained diabetic for over 25 years now. My current A1C is 5.8 and I’ve had no known complications from diabetes. It’s been a stressful, emotional journey getting diagnosed my sophomore year of high school, going through puberty and getting diagnosed with a disease I never knew anything about. At the time, the pump technology was not for me but I carb counted and survived with injections. I’ve seen the technology grow from injecting NPH and Humulin R and the only pump being used was the Minimed to the advancements of CGMs, insulin pumps, and finally tubeless pumps with the Omnipod. I’ve decided that the Omnipod was the choice for me as tubing always made me feel like a patient carrying an IV around with me all the time. Diabetes can be an embarrassing, unpredictable disease to manage with no true formula that works every day. There’s daily and hourly adjustments that need to be made to maintain a healthy A1C and lifestyle. I’ve managed to do that with the guidance of the most incredible, magnificent endocrinologist Sunil Asnani, MD and his team at Garden State Endocrinology. I’m thankful for them every day. I’ve had an amazing career in hairdressing and have advanced from a stylist behind the chair to a Signature Artist with the Wella company who is incredibly supportive of me and any needs I may have to manage being diabetic.

Thriving with T1D
since 1996

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