Caregivers

If you watched Guillermo "Alex" Trancoso gracefully riding his thoroughbred horse, Arrow, you'd never know he had endured years of debilitating pain, multiple major surgeries, recurring hospitalizations, and endless months in the ICU.

As Insulet’s External Communications Manager, I'm not just an employee, I'm also the mom of a pre-teen Podder™!  Between work and real-life, I have made a lot of great connections in the diabetes community over the past six years.

Every November, many of us in the diabetes community post our stories and wear blue to support National Diabetes Awareness month.

Growing up in New England, my ten-year-old son Miles knows a thing or two about Spring Fever. Even before the last of the snowstorms, he’s dreaming of green grass, warm sun and hours of outside play, because in his world, spring means one thing: baseball!

As many people know, I am very active with the Friends for Life (FFL) conference organized by the organization Children with Diabetes (CWD), which takes place each July in Orlando.  I have been involved since the beginning of FFL and it has been nothing less than an absolute honor and joy.

Being that parent can be a tough task for any caregiver/support staff. I am hoping to provide a few words of kindness, support and thanks to all who welcome the task of caring for my favorite guy, Colton.

Counting carbs at every meal, figuring out how much insulin to dose and having to regularly stick my son with needles are all a huge burden, not to mention waking up every couple of hours and constantly worrying about his levels, day or night.

As a parent or caregiver of a child with diabetes, your back-to-school checklist includes more than a backpack, notebooks and writing tools.

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