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.

The writers of this blog, Evan Deane RN, CDCES & Christine O’Neil RN, CDCES, are employees of Insulet Corporation. The authors’ opinions are their own.
This article is informational only and is not a substitute for medical advice and/or services from a healthcare

Managing diabetes through the seasons

Sometimes the changing seasons can mean a change in your diabetes management, too. Starting new routines can be a wonderful time to go back to the basics to consider how things like your work or school schedule, new activities or


<p>Doing things differently has always been a constant part of my life. It isn’t because I want to stand out or because I think I am too good for anyone, it's just how my life has always gone.</p>

<p>Hi there! I'm Maria and I've had diabetes for almost 25 years. I have been a Podder™ since 2006, and I have worked at Insulet since 2015.

<p>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.

<p>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.</p>

<p>“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.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p><span><span><span><span><em>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.

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

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

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

<p>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.

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