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.

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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What a welcome to Kaleido!

What a welcome to Kaleido!

I just returned from spending the past week in Barcelona at the EASD conference. And I can honestly say I couldn’t be working with a nicer group of people. Everyone here just seems to get it. We deal with diabetes all day every day, so why not make it positive, colourful and ultimately - happy? As a new company, we have the opportunity to define things from day...

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Kaleido wedding special: and so it begins….

Kaleido wedding special: and so it begins….

Leading up to Friday 6th September 2019, I felt such excitement and a smidgen of apprehension all at the same time. I’d developed such high expectations of what the Kaleido could do for me. Aside from the ability to control the pump remotely (a big win on the wedding dress front), I hoped this teeny tiny piece of colourful technology would help me overcome many of...

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The Medical Device Awareness Card – to make life with an insulin pump easier.

The Medical Device Awareness Card – to make life with an insulin pump easier.

My name is Rachel. My son, George, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was eight, in 2010. After 3 years on MDI, we were able to obtain an insulin pump from the Royal Surrey Hospital under the care of Dr Sumner and DSN, Nigel Thorpe. It has given all of us the freedom and flexibility to help him live his best life with plenty of fun. That includes overseas...

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Kaleido wedding special: my fiancée and her T1D

Kaleido wedding special: my fiancée and her T1D

When I first met Niki, I had no idea she had diabetes (not that it mattered to me of course). It wasn’t long before I found out though when we went for a coffee at the café and she took insulin for it. Some of my family members have Type 2 Diabetes and I’m ashamed to say that I never really took the time to find out more. All of that changed the minute Niki whipped...

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Like a bullet train

Like a bullet train

Believe me, I usually love to show off my Kaleido. I attach it somewhere on my upper arm, matching it with my colourful outfit, and wear it with pride. When people on the street notice my Kaleido, they are quite intrigued and not afraid to say: ‘Sorry, but what's that thing on your arm, if I may ask?’ I usually follow this up with a whole lecture on diabetes. I...

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