March 2014 Recipients
Six year old Pukekohe resident, Hayley Milliner, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010, and a year later, coeliac disease. Hayley’s family have been granted $3,000 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a Continuous Glucose Meter (CGM), which tracks her glucose levels.
The CGM works alongside her current insulin pump regime and enables Hayley’s parents to make critical adjustments to her insulin pump allowing better quality of life and avoiding hypoglycaemic episodes.
Hayley loves school but when her glucose is out of the desired range it can have implications on her learning. The CGM will help to keep her glucose within her optimum range, improving her concentration.