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

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

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

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: cost savings, Animas, Inset II, Inset, infusion set tips, infusion set savings, type 1 diabetes, diabetes costs, 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: Medtronic insulin pump, Animas insulin pump, type 1 diabetes, insulin, anxiety, starting an insulin pump, being attached to an insulin pump, transitioning from MDI to a 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: handling the stress of diabetes care, diabetes stress, mental health, diabetes burnout, diabetes and depression, diabetes counselling, anxiety, type 1 diabetes, diabetes tips

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

     

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