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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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Where fashion meets diabetes

Where fashion meets diabetes

When I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 35, my world was turned upside down. I had suffered from gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. I knew the impact that diabetes would have on my life. Except now it was permanent. I decided straight away that I wanted to be very open about my diabetes. I injected myself in public with my insulin pen which I used in...

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Why Kaleido and I are the perfect fit

I have a great life with my partner, our eight-year-old daughter, and our five-year-old son. I work part-time. I've been living with diabetes for the past ten years. Getting diagnosed with diabetes is always a shock, but I think I've given it a place in my life. That doesn't make it any easier... Having diabetes and being a parent to young children is not the...

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Needles, injections and a great life

Needles, injections and a great life

If you have diabetes, you're basically a walking information leaflet. Especially when you have the pumps and sensors hanging from your body or when you have to inject yourself while travelling on the train, you can't escape the curious glances from those around you. I can imagine that it's interesting to other people, though. Diabetes technology is modern,...

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