Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 17:52

Living with Type 1 Diabetes is hard! Before I started using an insulin pump, I was on 10 injections a day and had no quality of life. Every waking moment was devoted to calculating carbohydrates, mental calculation and incredible amounts of problem solving. This was just diabetes so you can imagine how this had a negative impact on the rest of my life. It felt like a massive weight was taken off my shoulders when I got my first insulin pump in 2011....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 17:50

I remember the week leading up to Xavier’s diagnosis like it was just yesterday. I had taken him to the doctor three times in one week, which is very unusual. He had terrible nappy rash, it was red raw, eating away at his skin. On each occasion, I mentioned he was urinating a lot, even through his nappy and protector sheet. I remember walking into his bedroom after a nap, and saying, “Oh, your room smells beautiful baby – like strawberries”, which he had eaten with a playmate earlier that day. Knowing what I know now, I should have been horrified.

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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 23:20

The other day, I was driving and was suddenly overcome by a feeling of intense sadness; I started to cry. At the time, I thought I was reacting emotionally to a stressful week; I had been looking for a home to purchase, and my offer on a townhouse I really liked had been rejected.

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:52

The 640G supports me in all aspects of life and helps me feel less different from my friends and family. The 640G lets me be free and has kept me doing the things I love without diabetes standing in the way. Running is something I’m passionate about and the 640G working with the CGM helps me to monitor my levels before and after running. As our training varies and I never know what to expect, the suspend before low feature of the 640G makes me feel more secure and safe.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 22:09

All of us know how overwhelming staying healthy can be, especially when diabetes is part of the equation. Diabetes can also throw brain chemicals and hormones off balance, so most of you will not be surprised to learn diabetes and depression are linked. Up to 30% of those living with diabetes experience depression at some point, and often multiple points in their lives1. I certainly have experienced periods of depression in my 39 years of living with diabetes.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:28

In August 1984 my life changed forever, some might say it changed for the worse, but now some 34 years later I can see it changed for the better.

As a healthy, active 10-year-old, I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and back in the day (my 12-year-old would love me saying that, as he thinks I was born back in the dark ages) there were no pens, no pumps, no cure and not a lot of information or support for those newly diagnosed.

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