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.
We are in a new era of sick.
COVID-19 has altered the way we look at being under the weather and how we approach sickness.
In fact, it has changed and continues to change the way we do almost everything.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in March 2018, 10-year-old Paytan has faced a number of obstacles. Her Omnipod DASH® Insulin Management System has helped her manage her diabetes and overcome these barriers that once seemed insurmountable.
The holiday season can serve as a time to establish tradition and reaffirm relationships. It can also be a time of high stress and emotion. When living with a chronic condition like type 1 diabetes, the season also arrives bearing gifts of a challenging nature.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and this year @Omnipodca & @pimpmydiabetes wants to colour feeds across the country blue on World Diabetes Day (November 14th)
I‘m back with another travel story! As soon as we could safely travel again, I hopped on a plane to Croatia. It was one of my bucket-list destinations plus I really enjoy my solo travel adventures! You might ask:
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.
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.
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.