Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 22:37

The new year is a chance for fresh starts, and your pump is no exception! While your pump might typically stay pretty clean because it has a pump skin or case around it, there might be times you’ve needed to clean it after an accidental squirt of sunscreen or splash of spaghetti sauce.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 22:29

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes at age nine one of the first things I asked my dad was: “Does this mean I can’t play sports anymore?” My parents can tell you that I’ve been passionate about sports and competitive from a very early age. Consequently, when I was diagnosed I was worried that diabetes was going to stop me from doing the things I loved.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 14:56

When on MDI, I rotated my injection sites from my abdomen, arms and legs. For the past 12 years I have been rotating my pump infusion sites on my abdomen and sides.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 14:42

What are some things you need to know about routine care when you have diabetes and take insulin? How often do you need to see your doctor? What tests and checks are usually done?

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Monday, December 3, 2018 - 15:06

It is coming up to the time of year again where we all enjoy the time with family, presents and all the food and drinking. This all sounds great, however for those either with T1 or supporting a child with T1, it can be more daunting than exciting.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 - 14:59

Turn back the clock to November 11, 2011. This is the date Xavier got diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes... and it was just before Christmas! Not only had our lives as we knew it been turned upside down, my thoughts turned to how I was going to cope... let’s just say I very nearly called Christmas off that year!

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