Find out more about ‘our heroes’ and their experiences of living with Type 1 diabetes and the mylife YpsoPump. Read their stories or connect with them on social media for diabetes tips, stories and perspectives.
Her Credo: Happy Tummy // Happy Mind // Happy Life
Her Credo: Happiness doesn’t mean your life is perfect, it means you have the strength to look beyond the flaws.
His credo: Don't let diabetes be your reason why not, make it part of your reason why!
Her credo: Regarding diabetes: If in doubt, test, test, test!
Her credo: Life is only as good as your mindset
Her credo: Keep calm and be strong
Her credo: Nothing is impossible – the word itself says “I’m possible”
Her credo: Be kind to yourself
His credo: "The most important factor that helps me live well with type 1 diabetes is maintaining a positive attitude."
Her credo: "I call myself the ‘Pin Cushion Princess’, helping others to understand life with diabetes."
I started using the mylife YpsoPump about a year ago, and I have not looked back.
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Prior to starting on the YpsoPump, I was using a different pump that I was very unhappy with. I found it clunky and difficult to use – so my diabetes educator suggested the YpsoPump as an alternative. I decided to try it, not least because of its notably small size.
I am a shift worker and have had Type 1 diabetes since the age of six. My lifestyle is incredibly busy – I am constantly rushing around and have a very unpredictable schedule. I often work long 12–14 hour shifts where I do not have the chance to sit down and have a break, let alone eat. This can be mentally and physically demanding, especially when you throw diabetes management and hypoglycaemia into the mix.
Hello! My name is Rose, and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year. I had been feeling sick and wasn’t eating much so it was good to finally find out why. Although I was only eight years old at the time, I have quickly learnt all about diabetes and how I can look after myself to stay healthy.
Living with type 1 diabetes can be challenging, particularly when it’s combined with a career and being a mother of two kids. Since my diagnosis at the age of three, the rigmaroles of blood glucose management and carbohydrate counting have nearly always been a part of my life. Over the years, I have navigated through these complexities with help from a variety of diabetes management techniques. From having type 1 diabetes in the era of insulin derived from pigs, it has been fantastic to witness these methods evolve and experience their effects, first-hand, on my quality of life.