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.
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.
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.
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.