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. 

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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!

I can remember what it felt like those first few weeks.
My little girl was only three years old, with numerous other complications & disabilities including ones that made communicating difficult.

Parenthood presents a unique set of challenges when you live with a chronic condition like Type 1 Diabetes. But those situations offer equally unique opportunities to teach your children about patience, compassion, and understanding.

For me, being a teenager with type 1 diabetes (T1D) was lonely. It’s supposed to be the age where kids just pick up and go on crazy unplanned adventures without a second thought. Having T1D, I didn’t feel comfortable with that.

Hello diabuddies,

Our online and offline community is pretty amazing when it comes to sharing information and supporting each other. Last month, it was so beautiful to see everyone unite for the cause and work to raise awareness around T1D.

Living with Type 1 Diabetes makes for a complicated relationship within yourself. Yet it can find you emerging daily with a strength and resilience you did not know you had.

Hi my favorite diabuddies,

I am back with an exciting blog to share with you guys! 

I really wanted to write about this subject last year but since travel was on hold because of the pandemic, I decided to wait before sharing it so more people could use my tips.

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