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.
When I first discovered that I was pregnant, I was flooded with emotions—like any first-time parent-to-be. Excitement, joy, and a twinge of worry all blended together.
Well, hello everyone! I want to start off by introducing myself and telling you about how I found out my pancreas was a little lazier than the average person's. More specifically, how I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s probably a good idea to start with my name.
For all my life, all I have known is one thing: type 1 diabetes. As a child, as a teen, and even now as a young adult, diabetes has accompanied me through every season of my life from the day I was diagnosed at 15 months old.
Life has a lot of moving parts.
Life with type 1 diabetes means more moving parts, like test strips, glucose monitors, and insulin pumps to name a few. And then all those parts have parts!
The mechanisms inside my insulin pump have fascinated me for years.
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