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, type1 diabetes

10 Signs of Eating Disorders in People with Diabetes

Posted by Virtue Bajurny, BSW, MSW, RSW Type 1 '94, Pumper 2009 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: anxiety, mental health, diabetes counselling, diabetes stress, handling the stress of diabetes care, diabetes and mental health, eating disorders, diabetes and food

What you need to know when looking for a therapist

Posted by Virtue Bajurny, BSW, MSW, RSW Type 1 '94, Pumper 2009 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, anxiety, mental health, diabetes burnout, diabetes and depression, diabetes counselling, diabetes stress, handling the stress of diabetes care, diabetes and mental health, finding a therapist

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: type 1 diabetes, insulin pump, infusion set savings, Inset, Animas, Contact Detach, Tender, Comfort Short, pharmacy, lower cost infusion sets, Inset II, Comfort, cost savings

Animas pumpers...Are you paying too much for infusion sets?

Posted by insulinpumps.ca on Apr 29, 2018 1:42:18 PM

Animas pumpers, if you are paying more than $175 per box for your infusion sets, you need to watch this...

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Tags: type 1 diabetes, diabetes costs, infusion set tips, infusion set savings, Inset, Animas, Inset II, cost savings, Autosoft90

Why did I wait so long to go on an insulin pump?

Posted by Kelly Evans, Type 1 '72, Pumper '15 on Apr 28, 2018 12:22:11 PM

Change is good. We know this, even if sometimes we disagree. Without change, we’d still be living in wooden houses, cooking over fires, and relying on our local leech farms for medical advice.

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Tags: insulin, type 1 diabetes, Medtronic insulin pump, Animas insulin pump, anxiety, starting an insulin pump, transitioning from MDI to a pump, being attached to an insulin pump

Diabetes is easier when shared

Posted by Barb Wagstaff, Son T1 '00, pumper '03 on Apr 20, 2018 12:55:51 PM

Everyone here at insulinpumps.ca has a personal connection to diabetes.  We understand the importance of having people who "get it" in your life. It helps to be able to talk to other people who understand what life with diabetes is really like. It can make diabetes feel lighter.  That's why we are partnering with Virtue BajurnyBSW, MSW, RSW to provide you with ongoing support! 

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Tags: type 1 diabetes, diabetes tips, anxiety, mental health, diabetes burnout, diabetes and depression, diabetes counselling, diabetes stress, handling the stress of diabetes care

Exploring the emotional side of diabetes care

Posted by Barb Wagstaff, Son T1 '00, pumper '03 on Apr 5, 2018 3:23:16 PM

You need to clear your calendar April 19th! Block out 7pm EDT as super important just for YOU! 

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

Diabetes and Anxiety: You're Not Alone

Posted by Emily Dentinger,Type 1 '98, Pumper '08, CGM '15 on Mar 26, 2018 8:34:31 AM

Diabetes is not an easy disease to deal with.  Most Diabetics look calm, cool, and collected on the outside, but on the inside, there can be constant worry about going too high or too low, and all the factors that can negatively affect this.  It isn't hard to figure out how all of this can lead to anxiety.   After all, we are picking up the slack of an internal organ!  We are our pancreas!  That isn't a small feat.  However since we are human as well, we aren't by any means perfect.  Things won't always go the way we want.  Anxiety can feel like it is taking over your life, however there is a way to get back to yourself.  Here are 4 things to remember if your Diabetes is causing you anxiety.

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Tags: type 1 diabetes, diabetes, diabetes tips, anxiety, mental health, diabetes burnout

How to secure your infusion set without resorting to Crazy Glue!

Posted by Melany Hellstern on Feb 22, 2018 9:41:54 AM

No one likes it when the tape on their infusion site begins to peel up long before it's time for a site change.  

Here is a great, economical tip to save your site and your wallet.  Grab a piece of Smith & Nephew's IV3000 (product code #4007) a pair of scissors and see how you can rescue your site.

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Tags: infusion sets, insulin pump, infusion set tips, diabetes tips, infusion set savings, cost savings