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Stuart Arnold is one of the Admins for the Nightscout UK Facebook group and enjoys paying it forward by helping people setup the Nightscout remote monitoring system. Stuart has a daughter that was diagnosed with T1D when she was 7 (in September 2009). In October 2014, Stuart saw the initial code release of Dexterity (by John Costik) and the Wixel app (by Adrien de Croy) in Github which allowed him to upload his daughter's CGM data to the Nightscout software. Stuart feels very lucky that he was able to start using this system from day one and feels that the combination of CGM and remote monitoring is really life changing. Stuart now uses xDrip as the uploader to transmit his daughter's CGM data to their phones, laptops, Pebble and Moto 360 watches wherever they go. While not a developer, Stuart helps the Nightscout Project by testing the Developer branch of the Nightscout software whenever he can.

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Jesus Berian is a DSP engineer who graduated from Universidad de Alcala in Madrid (Spain) with a degree in electronics engineering and computer science. Being diagnosed with T1D in 1996 he immediately started looking for ways to improve his control. In 2008 he was prescribed a Medtronic insulin pump and started with the idea of building a closed-loop control system. Currently, he is involved in projects like Nightscout and trying to support the #WeAreNotWaiting community.

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Kate Groves trained in Neuroscience and graduated from University of Oxford with a DPhil in 2009. With motherhood Kate changed career pathway and started working in Clinical Research management and currently manages a Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility in Oxford. Mother of two young children, Isla, age 5, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3, and Ted, age 3. After floundering with the aftershocks of a diabetes diagnosis, Kate found direction and motivation in Nightscout - a positive way to both improve her daughter's daily life, her diabetes care and her long term prognosis. Now Kate wants to pay it forward and help others to reap the same benefits.

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Weston Nordgren II is a Director & Community Evangelist at the Nightscout Foundation. Father of five and Grandfather of three, Weston has teamed up with his wife of 30 years to advocate for the Nightscout Project and Open Source solutions that help alleviate the suffering of those struggling with Type-1 Diabetes. With the T1D diagnosis of their son 7 years ago at 12 months of age, it became very apparent that the tools available for the care of those suffering from T1D were insufficient. Weston and his wife have made it their focus in life to passionately advocate for real life solutions found in the #WeAreNotWaiting community.

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Tim Thornton is an IT Infrastructure specialist for an Australian investment bank. He has worked IT for over 20 years and been type one diabetic for more than 30. He has been on various insulin pumps over the past 12 years. In December he adopted Dexcom to avoid the development of complications. After accidentally putting his receiver in the washing machine within 4 weeks of getting a new one, he found xDrip, learned soldering and switched to Nightscout. Since then his average sensor life is 25 days (current 36d, 11h) and his HBA1c as dropped almost 2 mmol/l in 9 months. He's passionate about using technology to improve diabetes control and making it accessible to as many people as possible.

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Kev Winchcombe is father to Amy who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010, aged 10. Geek by day, diabetes Dad by night, and social media for diabetes advocate all times in between, blogging at circles-of-blue.winchcombe.org. A keen traveller and more recently a keen cyclist where he has raised thousands for JDRF, DiabetesUK and INPUT over the last few years. Kev was one of the first in the UK to build and use an xDrip device for getting Amy's CGM data into Nightscout.

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