Evan Costik, 6, plays in his family's backyard in Livonia, N.Y. Evan has type 1 diabetes, and his father, John, devised a way to monitor his glucose levels remotely.

Evan Costik, 6, plays in his family's backyard in Livonia, N.Y. Evan has type 1 diabetes, and his father, John, devised a way to monitor his glucose levels remotely.

 John prepares a new insulin insert for Evan's pump. The remote monitoring system that he designed allows him to see Evan's glucose numbers at any time.

John prepares a new insulin insert for Evan's pump. The remote monitoring system that he designed allows him to see Evan's glucose numbers at any time.

 Evan Costik, 6, runs to his family's house for dinner.

Evan Costik, 6, runs to his family's house for dinner.

 An iPad displays Evan Costik's blood sugar while he and his father, John, play at the family's home. John and his wife, Laura, both receive alerts about Evan's numbers on their smartphones in addition to various devices throughout the house.

An iPad displays Evan Costik's blood sugar while he and his father, John, play at the family's home. John and his wife, Laura, both receive alerts about Evan's numbers on their smartphones in addition to various devices throughout the house.

 Evan Costik, 6, and his sister Sarah, 8, sit down for dinner on the patio.

Evan Costik, 6, and his sister Sarah, 8, sit down for dinner on the patio.

 Evan Costik, 6, at his family's home in Livonia, N.Y.

Evan Costik, 6, at his family's home in Livonia, N.Y.

 John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.

John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.

 John checks Evan's blood sugar while Evan reads a book.

John checks Evan's blood sugar while Evan reads a book.

 Evan, John, Sarah, and Laura gather in the kitchen before dinner at their home.

Evan, John, Sarah, and Laura gather in the kitchen before dinner at their home.

 Evan and Sarah brush their teeth before bed.

Evan and Sarah brush their teeth before bed.

 Laura precisely measures everything that Evan eats to ensure he gets the appropriate nutrition.

Laura precisely measures everything that Evan eats to ensure he gets the appropriate nutrition.

 Evan and Sarah run from the car to the High School for swimming lessons.

Evan and Sarah run from the car to the High School for swimming lessons.

 Sarah and Evan spot a friend before swimming lessons in Livonia.

Sarah and Evan spot a friend before swimming lessons in Livonia.

 John's phone lights up with repeated notifications that Evan's number is low. Evan's blood glucose had been low all day, and when his monitor took a reading, which occurs every five minutes, numerous devices alerted John and Laura no matter where they are.

John's phone lights up with repeated notifications that Evan's number is low. Evan's blood glucose had been low all day, and when his monitor took a reading, which occurs every five minutes, numerous devices alerted John and Laura no matter where they are.

 John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.

John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.

 John lays Evan down for bed. The system that John created allows him to keep track of Evan's numbers 24 hours per day, and can help prevent Evans glucose from dropping too far.

John lays Evan down for bed. The system that John created allows him to keep track of Evan's numbers 24 hours per day, and can help prevent Evans glucose from dropping too far.

 Evan Costik, 6, plays in his family's backyard in Livonia, N.Y. Evan has type 1 diabetes, and his father, John, devised a way to monitor his glucose levels remotely.
 John prepares a new insulin insert for Evan's pump. The remote monitoring system that he designed allows him to see Evan's glucose numbers at any time.
 Evan Costik, 6, runs to his family's house for dinner.
 An iPad displays Evan Costik's blood sugar while he and his father, John, play at the family's home. John and his wife, Laura, both receive alerts about Evan's numbers on their smartphones in addition to various devices throughout the house.
 Evan Costik, 6, and his sister Sarah, 8, sit down for dinner on the patio.
 Evan Costik, 6, at his family's home in Livonia, N.Y.
 John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.
 John checks Evan's blood sugar while Evan reads a book.
 Evan, John, Sarah, and Laura gather in the kitchen before dinner at their home.
 Evan and Sarah brush their teeth before bed.
 Laura precisely measures everything that Evan eats to ensure he gets the appropriate nutrition.
 Evan and Sarah run from the car to the High School for swimming lessons.
 Sarah and Evan spot a friend before swimming lessons in Livonia.
 John's phone lights up with repeated notifications that Evan's number is low. Evan's blood glucose had been low all day, and when his monitor took a reading, which occurs every five minutes, numerous devices alerted John and Laura no matter where they are.
 John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.
 John lays Evan down for bed. The system that John created allows him to keep track of Evan's numbers 24 hours per day, and can help prevent Evans glucose from dropping too far.

Evan Costik, 6, plays in his family's backyard in Livonia, N.Y. Evan has type 1 diabetes, and his father, John, devised a way to monitor his glucose levels remotely.

John prepares a new insulin insert for Evan's pump. The remote monitoring system that he designed allows him to see Evan's glucose numbers at any time.

Evan Costik, 6, runs to his family's house for dinner.

An iPad displays Evan Costik's blood sugar while he and his father, John, play at the family's home. John and his wife, Laura, both receive alerts about Evan's numbers on their smartphones in addition to various devices throughout the house.

Evan Costik, 6, and his sister Sarah, 8, sit down for dinner on the patio.

Evan Costik, 6, at his family's home in Livonia, N.Y.

John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.

John checks Evan's blood sugar while Evan reads a book.

Evan, John, Sarah, and Laura gather in the kitchen before dinner at their home.

Evan and Sarah brush their teeth before bed.

Laura precisely measures everything that Evan eats to ensure he gets the appropriate nutrition.

Evan and Sarah run from the car to the High School for swimming lessons.

Sarah and Evan spot a friend before swimming lessons in Livonia.

John's phone lights up with repeated notifications that Evan's number is low. Evan's blood glucose had been low all day, and when his monitor took a reading, which occurs every five minutes, numerous devices alerted John and Laura no matter where they are.

John Costik, a software programmer at Wegmans Food Markets, modified a continuous glucose monitor and an Android smartphone to provide constant updates on his son's blood glucose levels.

John lays Evan down for bed. The system that John created allows him to keep track of Evan's numbers 24 hours per day, and can help prevent Evans glucose from dropping too far.

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