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. 

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Meet Grady. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in July of 2021, when he was just 7 years old.

In the beginning, life with diabetes was hard. Grady was young and struggled to understand what was happening to his body. And why.

Fortunately, he has had

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. As someone who had lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly 25 years, I knew that pregnancy would present new challenges, but they


<p>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.

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

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

<p>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.

<p>Hi diabuddies,</p>

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

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

<p>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.

<p>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.</p>

<p>I remember waiting in the school office. I sat there with my underwear secretly stuffed with toilet paper to hide the evidence.

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

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

<p>Sex is anything but simple.&nbsp;</p><p>Especially when you have type 1 diabetes.</p><p>In fact, it can sometimes feel as though there is someone else there between you and your partner.

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