Are you feeling alone with your type 1 diabetes? Like there’s no one else who understands what you’re going through, even though the entire DOC is out there with the same condition?

If you’re feeling alone, it’s not your fault.

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It’s natural to feel like that when the people around you don’t have the same experience you do.

Listen in to learn some strategies on managing how to feel alone.

Wins & Fails

Colleen’s Win: I got my lab draw results back, and my A1c is 5.4%!

Jessie’s Fail: Jessie had 3 site failures this week.

Tip of the Week

If you’re not a fan of needles in the crook of your arm, and I am NOT a fan, the way I’ve been able to get through my labs is to not look at the phlebotomist or the needle while it’s happening, and to deep-breathe.

Are you feeling alone with type 1 diabetes? Find out how to manage those feelings.

Diabetes Spotlight

The spotlight this week is on Omnipod 5, which was just approved by the FDA at the end of January 2022. This is the Omnipod closed loop system that works with Dexcom G6, and it’s supposed to be available later in 2022. It can be controlled via mobile device or the PDM.

Question for You!

How often have you felt alone with diabetes? What are ways that you feel less alone?

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Credits

Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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