RELATIONSHIPS

Communication is the key. Whether you're with family, friends, at school, work, with a new partner or date, telling them about your diabetes right up front makes everyone more relaxed and is safer for you.

"Be honest that you have diabetes."

- Amanda, 21

Checkout NDSS to look for a support group near you or checkout tips for under 25s.

GET PUMPED

One of the great things about an insulin pump is you can do lots of sport and exercise and don't need to carb or sugar load beforehand. Just set a temporary basal rate on your pump and if you're wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitoring sensor, you can get constant readings and alarms if you go high or low. See how Jason, a passionate cyclist, is more in control of his levels now. Check out our Health and wellbeing page on Pinterest or learn more from the NDSS.

 

FUELLING UP

One of the great things about an insulin pump is you can do lots of sport and exercise and don't need to carb or sugar load beforehand. Just set a temporary basal rate on your pump and if you're wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitoring sensor, you can get constant readings and alarms if you go high or low. See how Jason, a passionate cyclist, is more in control of his levels now. Check out our Health and wellbeing page on Pinterest or learn more from the NDSS.

If you’re hungry for new ideas, check out our Foodspiration page on Pinterest. Learn more about Diabetes & Eating or check out Diabetes Australia’s advice for eating well.

GOING OUT

Everyone loves a fun time with friends. Having diabetes means you just need to plan a little more – eat beforehand, watch what you eat and drink, take a hypo kit with you, wear some ID and take care of yourself afterwards. If you're over the age of 18, pace yourself if drinking and don't binge.

Learn more from the NDSS or read more about Diabetes & Alcohol.

GIVE DRIVING THE GREEN LIGHT

You can drive when you have diabetes, as long as it's well controlled and you meet certain criteria. You'll need to provide a medical report from your doctor or diabetes specialist saying you've been assessed as fit to drive before you can get a licence or learner's permit. Check with the driver licensing authority in your state or territory about their guidelines.

Learn more from Diabetes Australia or the NDSS.

TAKE A BREAK

Another great thing about an insulin pump is that you can take a break from being connected. If you want to swim, shower, play contact sports or get up close and personal, you have the freedom to easily disconnect for up to one hour*.

WORKING & STUDYING

Whether you’re studying or working, it is possible to be successful if your diabetes is properly managed. It is probably wise to let the people around you know about your diabetes. For advice on notifying your diabetes and work, visit the NDSS or Diabetes Australia.

Watch how having the MiniMed 640G system helps Brent to focus on his studies as a nursing student.

 

TRAVELLING & MOVING OUT OF HOME

Moving out of home or travelling can be pretty daunting for anybody. Being dependent on yourself to take care of your diabetes could be an added stress during a time of change. An insulin pump combined with CGM can give you more freedom during this time.

Check out tips for travellers from the NDSS or Diabetes Australia. Or learn more about leaving home.

Read more about Diabetes & Travel or watch how the MiniMed 640G has assisted Sally to be an avid adventurer.

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