Podder Talk™ Blog
Diabetes impacts our relationships in all dimensions — family, friends, significant others because seriously, how could it not? But how does diabetes impact a relationship when both people are living with diabetes?
Imagine your blood sugar dropping to 40 mg/dL while performing onstage in front of 2,000 people. You cannot simply pop a few glucose tabs while singing and dancing without completely disrupting the professional performance and experience for your audience.
What if you were asked to illustrate in one word why you are who you are? Would you use a noun, an adjective or maybe even a verb? Is there one thing in your life without question, that has been an underlying reason for your personhood today?
Type 1 diabetes has been part of my life since 2004. It came crashing into my life from out of nowhere when I was 19 years old. As a professional snowboarder, that diagnosis did not come easy - especially at that age in my life.
Living with type 1 diabetes comes with a unique badge of life experience that most of those around you will never fully understand.
Summer is finally here, and although it may feel different, there is still so much to do outside! Here are some friendly reminders of how to keep your Pod and PDM (Personal Diabetes Manager) running smoothly so you can enjoy yourself outdoors all summer long!
I love summer - Warm temps and longer days mean more time outdoors doing some of my absolutely favorite things.
For those of us who use insulin pumps, we need insulin delivery to be seamless. Interrupted delivery can mean a major change in blood sugar, and it often happens at times when we are not prepared.
Here at Podder Talk™ and in our diabetes social circles, we spend an enormous amount of time talking about blood sugar and diabetes management.
I had a plan. I planned to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and represent my country in just a few short months. Most everyone in the world had plans too, not just me.
We’ve all heard it before, that diabetes is caused by too many sweets. The sad but true stereotype that those with diabetes have trouble controlling their calorie intake. Let me cut to the chase… this is not true.
These last couple of weeks have asked a lot of us, both mentally and emotionally. COVID-19 has disrupted much of our daily routines, habits, and outlets, and caused us to adapt to what might be our new normal for not just days, but weeks and maybe even months.