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.

My journey from Dia-BAD to Diabadass!

My journey from Dia-BAD to Diabadass!

November 1st, 2019. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of 6, way back in 1997. Most people make the assumption that because I was diagnosed so young that over the years I've become 'used' to living with diabetes but this couldn’t be any further from the truth. I've actually found it extremely difficult transitioning through the different stages of...

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Mental Health Day 2019: Dare to Share!

Mental Health Day 2019: Dare to Share!

October 10th, 2019. Research shows that when you have diabetes, your risk of developing depression more than doubles. In fact, some studies show that people with diabetes could be up four times as likely to develop problems with their mental health. I was diagnosed with Type 1 in the early spring of 2013 and was taken care of brilliantly by an amazing new doctor and...

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From Our CTO & Co-Founder: How Kaleido tries to keep things simple

From Our CTO & Co-Founder: How Kaleido tries to keep things simple

July 12th, 2019. It was news to me that apparently there is a ‘Simplicity day’ and guess what, today’s that day! It seems life really has become so complicated that we need to designate one day a year to pause, cut the crap, and remind ourselves it doesn’t have to be this way. Just stop and think about our modern lives and how the inflex of ‘stuff’ might not always...

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Diabetes and parenting

Diabetes and parenting

June 1st, 2019. There is so much about being a parent that aren't revealed until you are in the throws of it. You know the sort of thing — as soon as you announce you are pregnant, the truth starts to tumble out from those already on the parenting side of the fence. And so the guilt starts. ALL the guilt! First there are the pregnancy horror stories — the tales of...

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When your days are dominated by numbers

When your days are dominated by numbers

May 20th, 2019. I was already overweight at a very young age, and part of my life has been dominated by numbers ever since – mainly the numbers on the scales. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I had another number to check - the number shown on my glucose meter. And then there were the numbers telling me the carbohydrate content of my food. The scales I use to...

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What diabetes has taught me about happiness

What diabetes has taught me about happiness

March 20th, 2019. When I think of things that make me happy, my chronic illness doesn’t immediate spring to mind. Friends and family? Yes. Wine and cheese? Of course. Sunsets and springtime and freshly washed sheets... but not so much my type 1 diabetes, which I have lived with for 22 years. It can be tiresome, relentless and frustrating and there’s no off switch....

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