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><span><span><span>Here at Insulet, we are proud of our many employees who are also Podders</span></span></span>™<span><span><span>.

<p>In mid-2015 at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)’s annual conference, Insulet held the first&nbsp;<em>Sex, Insulin, and Rock ‘N’ Roll</em>&nbsp;live forum. No joke!</p>

<p>Let's face it&nbsp;̶ nobody enjoys being sick.&nbsp; When you have diabetes, illness adds an unwelcome layer of complexity to your day-to-day management.&nbsp; You may be feeling miserable and want nothing more than to sleep, but you still need to stay on top of things b

<p><em>St. Patrick’s Day is here – time to flaunt your green garb and enjoy a pint with good friends, no matter their heritage. Eat, drink and be merry…but don’t let the leprechaun play tricks on your blood sugar.

<p>Look, I can pirouette around the bedroom naked!&nbsp; I can jump in the pool without a care. I don’t have to buy clothes with pockets.&nbsp; I don’t have to juggle and hold something between my teeth or under my chin when I use the toilet!</p>

<p>Work, family, school, traffic, finances, and relationships are common sources of stress for many of us. Add diabetes management and you may feel totally overwhelmed.</p>

<p>Are you determined to take control of your or your child’s blood sugar in 2018? Had enough of the blood sugar roller coaster?</p>

<p>Basketball.&nbsp; It’s been a passion of mine ever since I was a kid.&nbsp; Watching the pros, playing the game with friends, even following fantasy team stats.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Winter is here, and while many welcome the holidays, a change in food, clothes, and possibly a difference in activity with the change in daylight, for some it can be a time that brings a change in mood that affects many aspects of daily life.</p>

<p>Anyone who uses an insulin pump knows there are many benefits in terms of lifestyle and glucose control. However, there's also a lot that can go wrong. Just the other day, I got one of those annoying “occlusion” alarms for no apparent reason.

<p>School’s back in session and&nbsp;in many parts of the country,&nbsp;the leaves are changing. That&nbsp;means&nbsp;one thing –&nbsp;it’s&nbsp;football season! One of the best things about football is the food that goes with it.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

<p>Technology: can’t live with it, can’t live without it. It’s great when it works like it's supposed to, but when it doesn't, it can be a huge source of frustration!

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