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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.

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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:

Alaska.

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.

Elle Shaheen is a 19-year-old student at Harvard College and a proud member of the Podder™ community.

When University of Massachusetts junior Christina Roth started a student group for others living with type 1 diabetes in 2009, she had no idea that her organization would quickly become the number one resource for young adults like her and would expand to college campuses all over the United Stat

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