What the Senate Committee Review on the Disability Tax Credit means for you.

Posted by Barb Wagstaff, Son T1 '00, pumper '03 on Jun 29, 2018 11:35:53 AM

Some background

During the summer of 2017, many Canadian diabetes groups were made aware of an increased number of rejected applications for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) by people living with diabetes. A public letter was sent to both the media and finance department asking why the Canada Revenue Agency seemed to be implementing a policy change when there had been no change in legislation.

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Tags: tax credits, diabetes costs, diabetes, financial support, financial assistance

Cash Infusion: Saving Money on insulin pump infusion sets.

Posted by Kelly Evans, Type 1 '72, Pumper '15 on Jun 28, 2018 1:19:45 PM

Everyone likes to save money. As diabetics, it’s even more important, as we have all the extra ‘stuff’ to purchase. Lancets, pen needles, insulin, alcohol swabs, pump supplies, more than the average person. And I know my diabetic friends, all of whom have been conquering the disease daily for 25 years or more, have little tips and short cuts.

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Tags: children with diabetes, diabetes community, life with diabetes, being attached to an insulin pump, Medtronic insulin pump, lower cost infusion sets, cost savings, pharmacy, diabetes tips, infusion set tips, infusion set savings, diabetes costs, insulin pump, infusion sets, type 1 diabetes

Mindfulness and Diabetes

Posted by Virtue Bajurny, BSW, MSW, RSW Type 1 1994, Pumper '09 on Jun 25, 2018 10:42:09 AM

Mindfulness is the practice of purposefully focusing one’s awareness on the present moment without judgement. It can help you manage pain, lower stress, connect to those around you, and focus your mind—all of which can help you in managing your diabetes.

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Tags: life with diabetes, diabetes and mental health, handling the stress of diabetes care, diabetes counselling, diabetes and depression, diabetes burnout, anxiety, mental health, Type 2 Diabetes, mindfulness, diabetes meditation, type 1 diabetes

To Keto or Not to Keto...What you need to know

Posted by Jane Stevenson,BSc, PDt, Type 1 '05, Pumper '06, CGM '16 on Jun 21, 2018 1:32:31 PM

It’s no secret that the keto craze has become popular in the dieting world as of late. A quick Google search reveals nearly 76 million results with many websites peddling cookbooks, supplements, and meal plans, and touting their advice as the “ultimate guide to keto.” But let’s back up for a second, what does keto even mean? And what does it have to do with diabetes?

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Tags: diabetes and food, diabetes, keto diet, diabetes diet, losing weight with diabetes, managing diabetes, diabetes control, type 1 diabetes

How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Diabetes Care Team

Posted by Virtue Bajurny, BSW, MSW, RSW Type 1 1994, Pumper '09 on Jun 12, 2018 2:16:29 PM

Before experiencing life with a chronic illness you likely had less interaction with the healthcare system. You probably only saw a doctor for an occasional check-up or to get a prescription for an acute illness, like antibiotics for a bacterial infection. However, when you or someone you care for was diagnosed with diabetes, your relationship with the healthcare system likely changed quite suddenly and quite drastically; you went from seeing a physician as an occasional acquaintance to managing several long-term relationships throughout a whole healthcare team.

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Tags: life with diabetes, handling the stress of diabetes care, diabetes stress, diabetes counselling, anxiety, mental health, diabetes tips, diabetes, insulin, diabetes care team, being your own wellness advocate

15 Travel Tips for Insulin Pumpers...part 1

Posted by Kelly Evans, Type 1 '72, Pumper '15 on Jun 8, 2018 12:43:44 PM

It’s Friday, 5pm. I’m locking my desk, donning my coat, and stepping outside. And I’m sporting a smile wider than the Grand Canyon, because it’s vacation time! A week or two to unwind, forget the office politics, and read all of those books I’ve told people I’ve already read. I’ve packed and planned, and now I’m primed to go. But is my insulin pump?

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Tags: life with diabetes, being attached to an insulin pump, insulin cartridges, pharmacy, diabetes, traveling with diabetes, diabetes and airplanes, going on vacation with diabetes, type 1 diabetes

Tilly's Story

Posted by insulinpumps.ca on Jun 6, 2018 12:55:46 PM

Ever since June, 2010, my life has never been the same. That's because I got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I have never known what life is like without T1D because I was only 2 and a half when I was diagnosed. I have been in the hospital 3 times. Twice for D.K.A and once for low blood sugars. I was very scared when this happened. I was vomiting lots and the nurses kept taking lots of blood out of my arm.

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Tags: diabetes, life with diabetes, diabetes community, children with diabetes, type 1 diabetes

10 Signs of Eating Disorders in People with Diabetes

Posted by Virtue Bajurny, BSW, MSW, RSW Type 1 1994, Pumper '09 on Jun 2, 2018 5:00:00 PM

In today’s society—where we are bombarded with images and messages about how to eat, take care of ourselves and look— it is not uncommon for people to feel dissatisfied with their body shape, size, or features. However, there is a point at which this ‘normative discontent’ can grow into unhealthy relationships with food, body image, and/or body weight.

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Tags: diabetes and mental health, eating disorders, mental health, handling the stress of diabetes care, diabetes counselling, diabetes stress, anxiety, diabetes and food

What you need to know when looking for a therapist

Posted by Virtue Bajurny, BSW, MSW, RSW Type 1 1994, Pumper '09 on May 18, 2018 9:50:10 AM

Searching for someone to help support you through your difficulties with diabetes or other challenges can be a daunting task. There are many mental health providers out there, each with different perspectives, ways of working and experience. This quick guide will provide you with some key steps to help you get started in looking for a therapist.

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Tags: diabetes counselling, diabetes and depression, mental health, anxiety, diabetes burnout, handling the stress of diabetes care, diabetes stress, diabetes, finding a therapist, diabetes and mental health

GREAT COST-SAVINGS NEWS FOR ANIMAS® PUMPERS!

Posted by Melany Hellstern on Apr 29, 2018 1:42:56 PM

 

 

 

Many of us at insulinpumps.ca use pumps so we’re always looking for ways to share with you on how you can save money.
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Tags: infusion set savings, type 1 diabetes, insulin pump, Inset, Inset II, Animas, Contact Detach, Tender, Comfort, Comfort Short, pharmacy, cost savings, lower cost infusion sets

     

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