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INSPIRING CURIOSITY: WHAT I LEARNED FROM EXPERIMENTING WITH MY DIET
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. I know that my experience isn’t shared by everyone but type 1 diabetes has been the driving force in my life
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:19
MY BODY IS NOT MINE
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.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:49
INDEPENDENCE DAY AND FIRECRACKERS GALORE
Everyone has a secret favorite holiday. When you think of favorite holidays, the usual suspects come to mind. Christmas is the leader for most because of the decorations and the gifts. (Eggnog? Not so much.)
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:41
THEME PARK FUN, WITH DIABETES ALONG FOR THE RIDE
While so many people compare life with diabetes to a never-ending roller coaster ride, I’m proof that real-life roller coasters can be fun!
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:38
CARING FOR COLTON, ONE DAY AT A TIME
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.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:37
MANAGING DIABETES TOGETHER: WHAT PARENTS WANT MOST OUT OF THEIR PARTNERS
I asked parents, what was the #1 thing, dealing with diabetes, they would want from their spouse? The number one answer given by moms was that they wished their husbands would help more with their child’s diabetes management care.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:36
MAKING THE GRADE: BACK TO SCHOOL WITH DIABETES
As a parent or caregiver of a child with diabetes, your back-to-school checklist includes more than a backpack, notebooks and writing tools. You also have to add visits to your child’s healthcare providers, forms to complete and more to the list.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:34
GETTING HISTORIC: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO RUN A MARATHON IN ALL 50 STATES
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.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:33
PREGNANCY AND PARENTING WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES: CATCHING UP WITH OLGA
It's no joke when people say that every pregnancy is different! I had one wonderful pregnancy with my son, Nikita, but this one... this one is different.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:31
WITH OMNIPOD, I’M FREE AS A BIRD!
Look, I can pirouette around the bedroom naked! I can jump in the pool without a care. I don’t have to buy clothes with pockets. I don’t have to juggle and hold something between my teeth or under my chin when I use the toilet!
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:30
CAMPUS CONNECTIONS: THE COLLEGE DIABETES NETWORK SUPPORTS STUDENTS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES
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.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:28
DEAR TEACHER: A BACK TO SCHOOL LETTER
Being “that” parent can be a tough task for any caregiver/support staff. I am hoping to provide a few words of kindness, support and thanks to all who welcome the task of caring for my favorite guy, Colton.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:27
JOY IN MAUI: RUNNING 50 MARATHONS WITH DIABETES
Have you ever felt pure joy? Something that radiates from your inner being and throughout your body until you feel like your skin is dancing?
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:18
SEAN BUSBY’S HEROES: INTRODUCING DAN, COLLEGE STUDENT WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES
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 T1D
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:13
TABOO TOPICS: HOW INSULET IS RAISING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS’ AWARENESS TO OPEN THE DIALOG WITH YOU
In mid-2015 at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)’s annual conference, Insulet held the first Sex, Insulin, and Rock ‘N’ Roll live forum. No joke!
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:11
ONE LAST RUN: 50 MARATHONS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES
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.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:00
PREGNANCY, FASHION AND TYPE 1 DIABETES: CATCHING UP WITH OLGA, PART 2
I have passed into the "I FINALLY have energy!" trimester, a.k.a. the second trimester of pregnancy.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:57
TAKING BACK DATE NIGHT AND SLEEPOVERS: HELP FOR DIABETES CAREGIVERS
When my husband suggests we go out for date night, or a friend invites my son to a sleepover, it’s not easy to trust another adult to keep him safe.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:42
PODDING ALL THE WAY! CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK
So as we came to the end of the year, I had an internal dilemma: what do I get my daughters for Christmas?
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:39
HOOP DREAMS AND BASAL SCHEMES: STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING DANGEROUS HIGHS AND LOWS
CDE and Podder Gary Scheiner talks about how he manages his diabetes while playing sports to avoid highs and lows while
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:29