Podder® Talk Blog

Diabetes impacts those of all backgrounds and walks of life, creating a diverse community of people with diabetes of all ages and their caregivers. Check out Podder® Talk, a series of blog posts built with the help of our community of Omnipod® users, also known as Podders®. You can read interesting articles, written about real life experiences, from the perspective of the person who is living through it, the person with diabetes or the person caring for someone with diabetes. 

The summer of 2022 emerged like a tour de force to lead us out of the cold, dark, and pandemic-filled winter of 2021. And as restrictions lifted around the globe, things shifted. 

Type 1 diabetes is a double-edged sword. For most of my life, the word diabetes would make me shudder.  It would make me recall moments of anguish, fear, stress, and a tremendous weight that comes along with a chronic illness. The word diabetes also made me feel completely alone.

For many children with type 1 diabetes, site changes are a breeze. They are often excited and relieved to be done with multiple daily injections or finger pokes. That being said, site changes can be tough to cope with for some children.

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To help support a child coping with a new type 1 diabetes diagnosis, one of our primary goals is to help
get children back into the activities they previously enjoyed. Part of normalizing the diagnosis is helping

A new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes brings a wave of emotion for parents. Worry, anger, sadness, and
fatigue. While navigating those feelings, a parent’s job is also to support their child with their new

People living with diabetes are accustomed to focusing on physical health. Monitoring glucose levels, tracking A1C, and counting carbs – diabetes demands a lot of attention.

Hi diabuddies,

I’m excited to share that I tried something that was on my bucket list for so long- surfing!

For teens living with diabetes, heading off to college can also mean heading into the kitchen for the first time.

If you opened any social media channel or news website right now, you could easily find a few dozen rules about what you should and shouldn’t eat to improve your health, lose weight, and feel great.

These days, it can feel like there’s barely enough time to even take a breath. Life is already jam-packed with family, work, email, errands, battling your insurance company, folding laundry, and streaming the latest mini-series.

I remember waiting in the school office. I sat there with my underwear secretly stuffed with toilet paper to hide the evidence. My dad was on his way.

It was towards the end of my grade 8 year.

As far as I knew, I was the last girl in our grade to get my period.

For teens who live with diabetes, graduating from high school and moving into adult life brings a lot of new responsibilities.

This year, I challenge you to take a really honest look at how you think about yourself and your diabetes.

Sex is anything but simple. 

Especially when you have type 1 diabetes.

When I was a teenager, my diabetes team at the hospital often showed me insulin pumps. I could barely stand looking at them and would immediately decline wearing one. For me, it was like walking around with a sign saying: LOOK AT ME I HAVE DIABETES!

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