He was only 8 when he was diagnosed, but how's this for maturity? Trent told his mother that diabetes was “his gift,” because he knew that while not everyone can handle it, he could.
And boy, does he ever handle diabetes. With OmniPod®, Trent continues to participate in sports. All of them. Trent is into basketball, baseball, golf, skateboarding, swimming, and skiing when he feels like taking it easy. He's fueled by pizza, and supported by OmniPod®.
“With OmniPod®, it's diabetes for dummies. You don't have to think as much.”
Clare was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 14 years old. That was over 40 years ago, and if you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 40 years ago, the prognosis wasn’t great. But she took it one day at a time managing with what was then available.
But an active lifestyle led to blood sugar swings and dangerous lows, until one particularly frightening incident made Clare realize she needed to be more hypo-aware. After considering traditional insulin pumps, she switched to OmniPod®, and hasn’t looked back since.
“I don’t have to spend as much time thinking about diabetes.”
There’s no good time to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but right as you’re entering your teenage years seemed particularly unfair to Katie. All that independence she had gained was gone in an instant, replaced by her mother’s constant worry.
The way she’s taken control with the help of OmniPod® has helped mom see how strong and brave Katie really is. Now, she’s back to babysitting, heading out for pizza with friends, and playing, oh, just one or two soccer games a day.
“I tried my first demo Pod at a lake. None of my friends even noticed.”
Brad balances a long commute and a hectic work schedule with his favorite role—being a full-time dad. There’s just not a lot of time in the day to focus on his diabetes. The few minutes he does have are more than enough since he’s managing with OmniPod®.
The Pod is so unobtrusive, some days he can’t remember where he’s wearing it. Instead, he focuses on trying to remember where he has to drive his daughters tonight. Karate, dance, or Girl Scouts?
“All in all, I’m an average guy who happens to have diabetes.”
It’s rare to see a child under 1 get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It wasn’t long before Frank’s mom started looking for ways to help him receive the continuous insulin he’d need, while letting him swim, roughhouse, and do other toddler things. OmniPod® was a natural choice.
Today, Frank loves his dinosaur toys, playing with his cats, tormenting his older brother, and helping mom out in the kitchen. Kind of like a normal kid—because he is.
“I’ve been surprised at how fast we’ve adapted to our situation.”