Year of birth:
Melbourne, Australia
Sports, trying new food places
Diabetes since:
February 2009
Previous form of therapy:
OHA'S MDI Animas Pump, mylife YpsoPump as well as diet and exercise
Diabetes products:
mySugr, Accu-Check Guide Meter, mylife YpsoPump

Her credo

Happy Tummy // Happy Mind // Happy Life



Her Instagram account, hangrypancreas, gives you a glimpse of her life, as a proud melbournite, crazy cat lady and diabetes blogger.


In her blog, Bittersweet Diagnosis, Ashley writes about her thoughts and opinions on life with diabetes, as a researcher and healthcare professional.


The following blog posts by Ashley were commissioned by Ypsomed, as part of a patient education series on the mylife YpsoPump. She began trialling the mylife YpsoPump in April 2018. This blog series chronicles her initial and ongoing experiences with the mylife YpsoPump.

My YpsoPump journey

Wrapping up my thoughts

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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.


Technology that makes life easier for people with diabetes

My experience with Freestyle Libre sensors

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Having the Libre as part of my diabetes management toolkit has been wonderful.


Getting connected with the Unio Neva

Another step in my mylife YpsoPump journey

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A week ago I received my new Unio Neva meter in the mail (and by the way, I love the custom mylife Diabetescare washi tape!). Alongside the meter, there were some test strips, a bottle of control solution – which I have not seen in a long time – and a lifetime supply of lancets.


Diabetes in real life

Dealing with the real-life challenges of diabetes

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In the past few months, I have experienced some of the frustrations that can happen when you live with diabetes. But they have been relatively easy to deal with, thanks to the features of the pump and the support from Ypsomed.