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Language matters!

Language matters!

Being a ‘good diabetic’, striving for ‘optimal blood glucose management, being called ‘non-compliant’ or ‘poorly controlled’ by HCP’s. Just some words and sentences you might’ve heard as a person living with diabetes. All in a day’s work if you’re the manager to your own islets of Langerhans. But should that be? In 2018, the NHS published an extensive document all...

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Daddy’s got diabetes

Daddy’s got diabetes

Ever since I was young, I knew a generic 9-to-5 job wouldn’t cut it for me. I despise the idea of working on set times, and having coffee and lunch breaks on the clock. Many years later I still don’t understand how people can keep up with that. When I was 15 years young, I ended up in inland shipping. I won’t say I got kicked out of school, but there was a kind...

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Your guide to Korean barbecue at home!

Your guide to Korean barbecue at home!

About a year ago, I went on my first holiday outside of Europeand the plane went to.. South Korea! There are lots of reasonswhy I think you should go there too one day if you get the chance,relaxed atmosphere, friendly people, beautiful nature, interestinghistory, few tourists, k-beauty, fantastic.. FOOD! If I have to pick only one favourite out of everything I ate...

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No Kaleido? Back to the pen, then!

No Kaleido? Back to the pen, then!

Two months ago when Kaleido’s e-mail telling me to stop using their pump appeared out of thin air, it was quite a shock to me. At first, I thought it was a bad joke, because the message came via e-mail. The problems that happened to me at the start were all fixed and that’s exactly why I had never seen this coming. After processing my initial thoughts, my DSN...

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Pregnancy special: my second and third trimester with Kaleido

Pregnancy special: my second and third trimester with Kaleido

A big moment during my pregnancy was when the word was finally out. I have received so many nice reactions from friends and family. Because of the medical ‘label’ that type 1 diabetes puts on me, there was no choice for me on where delivering the baby would take place. The hospital was the only option. They have a special ‘birthing house’ for that, where I get a...

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Being part of Kaleido Care: the struggles, the rewards, and the fun parts

Being part of Kaleido Care: the struggles, the rewards, and the fun parts

When I first heard about Kaleido I was immediately drawn in by all the vibrant colors and cheeky phrases. So vibrant, so bold, so different. I started diving in a little deeper and realized it’s not just the colors and the words. People really believe in doing things differently here. So in the summer of 2018 I joined the Kaleido family myself (I know it sounds...

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