Podder Talk™ Blog

From wellness tips and science news, to stories and support, Podder Talk™ is where Omnipod® users share inspiration and information about how to simplify life with diabetes. Explore a variety of topics from a community unlike any other.

Jackie and Molly Johannes are, from the outside, a supportive mother and daughter team. 

With the weather warming up, I find myself moving more and taking more of my workouts outside.


Walt Disney World is said to be the Happiest Place on earth. This statement is so very true for many however, during the last week of February 1988, it was not a happy place for me at all. My family had decided to take a vacation and drive to Orlando Florida for winter school break.

Sophomore year of college looked a bit out of the normal for me—instead of catching football games, joining new clubs and going out on the weekends exploring the town, mine included a lot of time learning outside the classroom.

“Diabetes poses hurdles, but hurdles are meant to be jumped over,” says 24-year-old Jacob Rothstein who has been living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D, or type 1) for almost 4 years and is currently training for the New York City Marathon this fall.

My name is Arielle. I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic since I was 7 years old. I’ve been a Podder™ for 7 months, and I have worked for Insulet since July of this year.

Hi there!

I’m Dr. Trang Ly - Pediatric Endocrinologist and Medical Director here at Insulet, the makers of the Omnipod® System. I make sure that the products we develop are safe and effective for our users. Here’s a secret – I have the BEST job in the world!

My name is Kate Hall and I was diagnosed with type one diabetes when I was 10 years old. I have been on the Omnipod® System since 2012. Being a Podder™ completely changed my life and has enabled me to succeed in my track and field career.

Summertime is here, and with it come more days spent at the pool, beach or enjoying other outdoor activities.

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.

In the (almost) 20 years I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes, I have always maintained that this struggle has given me more than it has taken from me.

Here at Insulet, we are proud of our many employees who are also Podders.

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