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.

Ashley

Year of birth: 1989

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Diabetes since: February 2009

Klara

Year of birth: 1996

Location: Sydney, Australia

Diabetes since: 2009

Neil

Year of birth: 1980

Location: Perth, Australia

Diabetes since: 1997

Tori

Year of birth: 1964

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Diabetes since: 1969

Latest posts

A paramedic’s perspective

Jasmine's blog posts

I am a paramedic 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.

My journey with diabetes

Rose's blog posts

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.

Brooke's blog posts

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.

Wrapping up my thoughts

Ashley's blog posts

Now that I have reached my final post for this series, I’ve been using YpsoPump for about 18 months. While I’m still waiting for the bi-directional update, many things have happened along the way that have made me love the pump – and Ypsomed – even more.