Year of birth: 1978 Location: Perth, Australia Job: Graphic designer and mum of two Hobbies: Yoga, interior design, photography, finding new places to visit Diabetes since: 1981 Previous form of therapy: Pork insulin, Human insulin, MDI with a pen (rapid and longacting), Roche Accu-Chek Diabetes products: mylife YpsoPump, glucose meter
The following blog posts by Brooke were commissioned by Ypsomed, as part of a patient education series on the mylife YpsoPump. This blog series chronicles her initial and ongoing experiences with the mylife YpsoPump.
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.