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?
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!
In this episode of Sean Busby’s Heroes, Sean talks with a very special guest – his wife of six years, Mollie Busby. Sean and Mollie share their thoughts on living with type1 diabetes as a couple, and how they support one another and live life to the fullest.
I have been on a pump for more than 15 years now and a CGM for more than 10. A lot has changed with the technology, size and options in pump therapy. started out on a tubed pump and made the transition to Omnipod soon after it came to market mostly for athletic benefit at the time.
On June 15, I packed two suitcases, one for me and one for my two daughters, Avery and Harper. Together, we drove from Charlotte, NC to the airport in Greenville, SC for the start of our summer vacation. Our destination? Not the beach. Not Disney World. Somewhere more unique:
It’s not every day you meet someone who can dead lift a car, bend a steel frying pan with his bare hands, or carry 200 pounds across a parking lot. But meeting someone who can do all of that with type 1 diabetes is downright impressive!
My son Colton is a two-year-old toddler with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Every morning we wake up planning another successful day in the logs. Yes, you read that correctly. I said logs, as in, blood sugar logs.
What do you get when you bring 60 or so skiers, snowboarders, and Podders together for a day on the slopes?
Gear. Lots and lots of gear.
So let’s talk about a subject everyone loves: stress. Pardon the sarcasm. The truth is no one likes stress. Like uninvited guests at dinner, stress can exhaust even the heartiest of souls, taxing you physically and emotionally, making even the most mundane tasks a Herculean effort.
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.
Let's face it ̶ nobody enjoys being sick. When you have diabetes, illness adds an unwelcome layer of complexity to your day-to-day management. You may be feeling miserable and want nothing more than to sleep, but you still need to stay on top of things by checking blood glucose (BG) and ketone
Have you ever had one of those days? You wake abnormally high or low, you take a bolus to get your glucose down or suspend insulin delivery to bring it back up, and then the melee ensues:
In a series of 12 episodes, PodderTalk™ is featuring interviews between professional snowboarder Sean Busby and inspirational people in the diabetes community. In this episode of Sean Busby’s Heroes, Sean talks with Dan, a college student living with type 1 diabetes.