Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders

LIVINGLIVING

there queried why I wasn't on a pump.

So after years of being put off pumps

elsewhere, I was thankfully in a place that

was pro-pump."

She soon started on an Animas Vibe,

some years after going on a DAFNE

course. However, not long after came the

news that Lifescan were no longer going to

support or supply any of the Animas pump

range, but Leighton admits, "I wasn't upset

-I'd already seen an Omnipod pump and

was really keen to give that a try. Like

everyone else in the UK, I'd been waiting

for my four-year pump change date to

come up before starting a discussion

about trying a patch pump. I was advised

by the clinic that I could choose between

three alternative pumps. I researched them

all, but in my heart I was already sold on

the Omnipod. I found wearing a pump

with tubing had meant I had to continually

think about how I was going to wear it.

I'd thread the tubing through holes I'd cut

in my clothes so I could keep the pump

in my pocket. Dresses and skirts had to

have suitable pockets in the right place or I

couldn't wear them."

Becoming a podder

Leighton started on her first Omnipod

Insulet 'pod' in November 2018. "I was

very excited to move from 'tubing' to

'no tubing'. It's been a relief," she says,

"I thought wearing a pump 'pod' would

look and feel lumpy under my clothing,

but I really don't think it's visible at all and

it doesn't feel bulky. I think it's less obvious

than having a pump in my pocket, nor do I

have to unhook it if I want to take a shower,

a bath or a swim. I've even called myself a

'podder' once or twice!"

Now she's even happier to be using the

Omnipod alongside Dexcom CGM. She

self-funds the Dexcom G6, which sends

blood sugar data directly to her iPhone.

She says, "I think counting carbs is vital

and wish I'd had the opportunity to learn

about carb counting much earlier. Until I did

DAFNE I could not get my HbA1c under

8mmols/L, then I started on Dexcom and

got it to less than 6.5mmols/l and these

days it's even lower. The technology has

been transformative for my diabetes

control, and given me much freedom to

live my life and have a family safely."

Having started

up a chocolate

business, Leighton

is also a published

author, having

written Glimpse, a

'ghostly romance',

which was

published in 2014.

It was inspired by

Alfred Noyes' poem

The Highwayman

('When she inherits the infamous

Highwayman Inn, Liz hopes the move

will be a fresh start.'). Aimed at the young

adult market, the novel is 'something

I did on the side' when not running the

chocolate company. Leighton says, "I

wrote the book for young adult or teenage

market as I'm a fan of that age group and

the fiction aimed at it, which is actually

read by just as many adults. I hope to do

a follow-up soon.

www.kendraleighton.com

Brief

encounter

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"After years of being put off pumps elsewhere,

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The technology has been transformative for my

diabetes control, and given me much freedom to

live my life and have a family safely.

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