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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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Diary of a diabetes nurse

Diary of a diabetes nurse

My career as a nurse began 17 years ago. I like taking care of people and supporting them in difficult times. I trained in the Czech Republic and then spent a few years working in IC thoracic surgery. In 2008 I came to the Netherlands where I also ended up working in the thoracic surgery department, with the last few years in the role of senior nurse. Although I...

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Diabetes and parenting

Diabetes and parenting

There is so much about being a parent that isn't revealed until you are in the throws of it. You know the sort of thing — as soon as you announce you are pregnant, the truth starts to tumble out from those already on the parenting side of the fence. And so the guilt starts. ALL the guilt! First there are the pregnancy horror stories — the tales of endless vomiting...

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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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