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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.

Sex is anything but simple.

Especially when you have type 1 diabetes.

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My name is Kayley Christian and I’m 19 years old. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for almost six years. This summer, I am working as an intern with the marketing team here at Insulet Corporation.

In this episode of Sean Busby’s Heroes, Sean talks with Jonny Brainard about his experience with camps for children with type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Camps for Children a Large Benefactor 

As part of the Third Annual Pod Challenge which took place during National Diabetes Awareness Month, Insulet has donated over $40,000 to 27 charitable organizations supporting people with diabetes.

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

If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know I’ve been on a quest to be the first diabetic to complete a marathon in all 50 states. This is a journey that began in November 2000 when I hobbled to a finish in the New York City Marathon, exhausted and exhilarated.

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:

Alaska.

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.

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