About Diabetes

Let’s go back to basics: if you have diabetes it means something goes wrong with your insulin production. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, this might mean taking matters into your own hands 24/7, to make sure you’re getting the insulin you need. This happens with either multiple daily injections (MDI), or with an insulin pump system.

… But we’re guessing you already knew that.

For the inside scoop, take a walk through some of the posts below – all written by Kaleidoers and other people with diabetes. Super useful if you want to know more about life with diabetes.

Our worst nightmare… that field safety warning

Our worst nightmare… that field safety warning

March 8th, 2020.  As a company that makes medical devices, you know the products and services you provide are able to improve lives. As the company that makes Kaleido, we don’t just make any old medical device, we make a lifesaving, life changing device: an amazing insulin pump system that has a huge impact on the daily...

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Dating with Diabetes

Dating with Diabetes

February 14th, 2020. When I first asked my diabetes team about the possibility of switching to an insulin pump in 2014, I was in a long-term relationship. I felt comfortable, safe and supported, and while I’d happily been on injections for nearly 20 years, I knew there was functionality in an insulin pump that I could benefit from, particularly when it came to...

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What I learned in 7 years with diabetes

What I learned in 7 years with diabetes

During those 7 years, there were bad times, but also good times – highs and lows, just like with diabetes. I met amazing people and learned from their experiences (and my own) – and I still do. So for those of you who have just received the diagnosis, or just need to hear it again: these are 7 things I learned in 7 years with Type 1 Diabetes. 1. It’s not my fault....

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Pregnancy special: my first trimester with Kaleido

Pregnancy special: my first trimester with Kaleido

January 6th, 2020.Well... where should I start. It was at 18 that I first learnt about a disease called diabetes, and that I had it. Not long after that, I realized that this could cause issues for women later in life. What happens if I want to get pregnant? Can I still have a baby? Am I even fertile? I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a mother, but I also...

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Kaleido wedding special: the happily ever after

Kaleido wedding special: the happily ever after

December 23rd, 2019. When people tell you how quickly your wedding day whooshes by, you never believe them. But before I knew it, the DJ was playing the last song and I was running from a conversation by the toilets to squeeze in one last dance with my husband before the lights came up and the night came to an end. It was a spectacular whirlwind of a day, and if I’m...

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Cooking, eating and diabetes

Cooking, eating and diabetes

December 12th, 2019. When I was asked to write a blog about type 1 diabetes, cooking, and eating during the festive season, I didn't need to give it a second thought. I live and breathe cooking, food, and diabetes. l also enjoy all the good things in life and love being in the kitchen every day. When my pancreas decided not to produce insulin anymore, I accepted it...

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