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When your days are dominated by numbers

When your days are dominated by numbers

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 weigh my food with...

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Happy Mother’s day!

Happy Mother’s day!

The 12th of May is Mother’s Day in most countries in the world. A day where we give our moms extra love, a present, flowers or breakfast in bed. Because being a mom is a big job, especially when diabetes is involved. Paloma, who is also known by the online handle of Glitter Glucose, writes about this: a special thank you for all the moms affected by Type 1 Diabetes....

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Egg-cellent blood sugars for Easter

Egg-cellent blood sugars for Easter

Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter, and all the other national holidays throughout the year and around the world: pretty much everything that it is possible to coat with chocolate or sugar gets coated in it and served up as a treat. Dishes full of tempting goodies are proudly presented, making the blood sugar rollercoaster extra exciting: Easter eggs, Easter bunnies,...

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Diabeloop + ViCentra = Exciting things to come!

Diabeloop + ViCentra = Exciting things to come!

We have something very exciting to share! ViCentra, the company behind us here at Kaleido HQ, have teamed up with Diabeloop. Together we will distribute an all-new, totally comprehensive and extremely personalised system for T1Ds. Clinical studies went really well and Diabeloop received CE marking for the DBLGI System late last year. So here’s the breakdown. The...

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What diabetes has taught me about happiness

What diabetes has taught me about happiness

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. But on International...

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Being a woman in a software world (working for Kaleido)

Being a woman in a software world (working for Kaleido)

International woman’s day: what does that mean for me? What does that mean for me as a woman working in technology, working in software, which is a male-driven world, for a medical device company which makes the smallest and lightest insulin pump in the world: Kaleido. Well, let’s start from the beginning. After high school I was in two minds about wanting to be a...

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