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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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Tine’s story on hormones and type 1 diabetes

Tine’s story on hormones and type 1 diabetes

I received my diabetes diagnosis in 2013, and at that time I was taking the contraceptive pill. I didn’t give it much thought, and my healthcare professionals didn’t raise it either, so I figured it wasn’t a big deal. Fast forward to 2015 and I experienced my first properly diagnosed depressive episode. Around that time I’d read a lot about a possible link between...

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To our very first doctors

To our very first doctors

It’s almost a running gag. So much so, that when I was at a big international diabetes conference one of the leading UK advocates for better care joked that “10 years is still 10 years away”. Because that’s what they told us, or at least most of us, after our diagnosis. “In 10 years, there's a cure for diabetes.” Seven years in I don’t think the 10 year deadline is...

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Our worst nightmare… that field safety warning

Our worst nightmare… that field safety warning

As a company that makes medical devices, you know the products and services you provide are able to improve lives. As the company that makes Kaleido, we don’t just make any old medical device, we make a lifesaving, life changing device: an amazing insulin pump system that has a huge impact on the daily life of people with diabetes. Our philosophy is to put our...

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