We’ve been using these 3 simple tips with our Omnipod and though we still experience the occasional bad pod, these tips have significantly reduced pod errors. Rotate Your Sites: Since you have to change your pod every three days, it is important to rotate through a number of different pod sites. We have 4 sites [...]
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The Omnipod, by Insulet Corp is really one of the easiest pump management options out there for those with Type 1 diabetes. We’ve been using it for almost a year now and have really enjoyed the new freedom our son has with the system. We’ve now become pretty adept at changing the “pod” every three [...]
Though we are all hopeful for an eventual cure for Type 1 diabetes, the continued wins researchers are seeing in their quest to create an artificial pancreas is heartening.
We’ve tried lots of different foods when our son suffers from low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Depending on how low he is and what activities he’s about to undertake we’ve gotten comfortable with a good variety of different choices. The obvious goal when treating hypoglycemia is to get some food into the body that will [...]
Hyperglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels rise beyond normal levels. Unlike hypoglycemia there are typically no immediate negative side-effects, however it is hyperglycemia that tends to be the long-term battle of most people with diabetes. Because those with Type 1 diabetes are not able to produce insulin, there is the constant danger of rising blood [...]
A nice introductory video about the different forms of insulin and how to administer it. Good luck to ‘HardtobeSweet’ with all of her videos. Link to video: Injecting Insulin
As a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia is where all your worst fears reside.
If you hate shots, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, for those with Type 1 diabetes, taking shots is a major part of life. As a parent, the requirement that you poke and stick your child with needles is certainly one of the most difficult adjustments you’ll need to make. People with Type 1 diabetes have three [...]