Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders

KITLIVING

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dose to give myself although I felt I had

to work a lot of things out for myself --

things that I wasn't told that would have

made things an awful lot easier if I had

been. For example, no one told me about

correction boluses. However, I was more

or less stabilized and was able to take -

and pass -- my exams. Soon after that I

went to university at Durham."

A suitcase of meds

In the 18 years since being diagnosed

Leighton has moved around the country.

Having gained a degree, she taught

English as a foreign language, spending

a year each in China and in Spain. "For

both of those adventures, she says,

"I just went to my GP and got a years'

worth of insulin and other supplies. I'd

leave with a suitcase full of medications

and blood test strips! Then there came a

point when I decided I wanted to become

a fully qualified teacher, so I undertook a

PGCE in Cambridge. It is there that I met

my partner. In the end I only ended up

teaching for one year, discovering I didn't

really enjoy it. My partner and I decided to

start a company as we'd long been talking

about starting a business together."

It was at this stage that Leighton

started to more fully understand what

the benefits were of newer diabetes

technologies. She says, "Up to that

point I'd only ever used whatever blood

test meter the hospital gave me, but I

started to hear about continuous glucose

monitoring, yet whenever I asked about

CGM or insulin pumps, I was told that

injections were all I needed and that a

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"I was very excited to move

from 'tubing' to 'no tubing'.

It's been a relief.

pump was 'not for me'. With a view to

starting a family, I was taking more interest

in my own general health and my diabetes

care. I knew that to have a safe, successful

pregnancy I had to get the best control I

could. Eventually I self-funded a Dexcom

G4 for the couple of years that lead up to

getting pregnant. In the end I did have a

normal pregnancy and delivery and found

CGM invaluably helpful in achieving that."

By now Leighton was living back in

Lincoln in the catchment area of Lincoln

County Hospital. She recalls, "The staff

OPPOSITE: Kendra at work her

insulin patch pump on her arm.

TOP: An Omnipod patch pump

has a pod and a Personal

Diabetes Manager (PDM).

ABOVE: The Omnipod system

componets (on the left).

POD DIMENTIONS: 3.9cm wide,

5.2cm long, 1.4cm high. Weighs

25g (without insulin).

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. Desang diabetes kitbags, free online diabetes magazine, diabetic kit
  6. Now Patient repeat prescription delivery service
  7. Now Patient repeat prescription delivery service
  8. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Diabetes UK
  9. Now Patient repeat prescription delivery service
  10. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Diabetes UK
  11. JDRF Type 1 tea party, raise awareness Type 1 diabetes
  12. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  13. Page 0013
  14. Roche Diabetes Care UK
  15. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  16. Page 0016
  17. Input diabetes, help to get diabetes technology, access to diabetes technology
  18. Sleeping and diabetes, sleep and diabetes, diabetes and sleep
  19. Sleeping and diabetes, sleep and diabetes, diabetes and sleep
  20. Sleeping and diabetes, sleep and diabetes, diabetes and sleep
  21. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  22. Sleeping and diabetes, sleep and diabetes, diabetes and sleep
  23. Ypsomed MyLife Diabetes care blood glucose monitoring systems
  24. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes
  25. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes
  26. Matthew Anson, blood testing, HbA1c, CGM and Time In Range
  27. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  28. Page 0028
  29. Matthew Anson, blood testing, HbA1c, CGM and Time In Range
  30. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  31. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  32. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  33. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  34. Making Carbs Count, carb counting for diabetes
  35. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes
  36. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  37. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  38. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes

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