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.

Pregnancy special: my first trimester with Kaleido

Pregnancy special: my first trimester with Kaleido

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a mother, but I also wanted to enjoy being a young adult as well. I lived like a god(ess) in France and was happily reckless. Even with the ups and downs I had with my blood sugar. Then came that moment of shock with my endo, who said I should start using an insulin pump if I really wanted to have a child. After a long...

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Cooking, eating and diabetes

Cooking, eating and diabetes

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 pretty quickly. I'm...

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Kaleido wedding special: Preparing for the wedding!

Kaleido wedding special: Preparing for the wedding!

Well here we are, the wedding is so close now the excitement around us is palpable. I’m not sure I’ve allowed the excitement to set in yet. There’s still so much left to do that I almost forget how much I’ve prepared. There have been so many things to consider over the last 2 years of planning that actually factoring in things to make my diabetes management easier...

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World Diabetes Day 2019: what Kaleido means to me.

World Diabetes Day 2019: what Kaleido means to me.

You're nine years old. The pediatrician tells you that you’ll spend the rest of your life dealing with a nasty, unfair disease called ‘Type 1 diabetes mellitus’. Great news – not. In hindsight, I should have just eaten the whole pack of biscuits there and then. Mainly because they didn't serve anything decent in the next week in hospital. Except for the...

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My journey from Dia-BAD to Diabadass!

My journey from Dia-BAD to Diabadass!

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 life with type one. And...

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Mental Health Day 2019: Dare to Share!

Mental Health Day 2019: Dare to Share!

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. Lucky for me, I was taken care of brilliantly by an amazing new doctor and team....

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