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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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Kaleido wedding special: why Kaleido?

When I realised I would have to go wedding dress shopping, I had the obvious anxieties and body image issues. On top of that was the worry of what I would do with my pump in a wedding dress? Did I go wedding dress shopping wanting to be able to access my pump being a box to tick? Or did I, on this one occasion vow not to dress for my pump as I normally feel I do? I...

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From Our CTO & Co-Founder: How Kaleido tries to keep things simple

From Our CTO & Co-Founder: How Kaleido tries to keep things simple

It was news to me that apparently there is a ‘Simplicity day’ and guess what, today’s that day! It seems life really has become so complicated that we need to designate one day a year to pause and cut the crap. And to remind ourselves it doesn’t have to be this way. Just stop and think about our modern lives and how the inflex of ‘stuff’ might not always be that...

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Kaleido and a perfectionist

Kaleido and a perfectionist

After two months of waiting, the big day had finally arrived: 26 November, the day of my Kaleido Training. That morning, a Kaleido representative knocked on the door to my student house. I listened, intrigued, as the rep talked about cannulas and infusion tubes, how to fill the insulin cartridge, and how to use the handset. It was a lot of information to take in at...

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