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>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!

<p>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.

<p>Parenthood presents a unique set of challenges when you live with a chronic condition like type 1 diabetes.

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

<p>Hello diabuddies,</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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.</p><p>My own relationship was challenged by a two-decade struggle with needle phobia.

<p>Hi my favorite diabuddies,</p>

<p>I am back with an exciting blog to share with you guys!&nbsp;</p>

<p><span>David van der Vloet is from Belgium and an avid cyclist and triathlete. He also lives with type 1 diabetes.

<p>Change is hard, regardless of why it is taking place.</p><p>We are naturally wired to respond to ambiguity with hesitation. We are, in a sense, programmed to favour the present.

<p><span lang="EN-CA">Imagine if you can, having a child, where every single doctor’s appointment you’re holding your breath.<br />

<p><strong>Congratulations!&nbsp;</strong><br />
You are now among thousands of Podders® around the world! It can be overwhelming to change how you manage your diabetes, but don’t worry, our team is here to help you!</p>

<p>Living with type 1 diabetes comes with a unique badge of life experience that most of those around you will never fully understand.

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