Category Archives: Omnipod

Singer-Songwriter Has Type 1.5

Valerie June was exhausted, but initially thought it was her busy schedule, and maybe a bit of jet lag. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter was juggling a burgeoning music career along with numerous part-time jobs to keep herself afloat while she pursued her dream. Valerie would fall asleep standing up, and she struggled to do promotional interviews … Continue reading Singer-Songwriter Has Type 1.5

Type 1 Diabetes: Avalanche Blaster Kim Kircher

When most people look at Crystal Mountain, which stands in the shadows of Washington’s Mt. Rainier, they are in awe of the snow-swept rocks that tower the sky. Kim Kircher, 45, just sees her workplace. Kim learned to ski around the same time she learned to walk. She is one of 1,500 avalanche blasters in … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Avalanche Blaster Kim Kircher

AskNadia: Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover the OmniPod Insulin Pump

Whys doesn’t Medicare cover the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump?  I sure wish it was covered. Cathy diabeteshealth.com Subscriber Dear Cathy, Medicare has their own formula for calculating what is medically necessary for medical devices, which they classify as “Durable Medical Equipment” also known as DME. Insulin pumps and blood glucose meters are classified as medically … Continue reading AskNadia: Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover the OmniPod Insulin Pump

Young Diabetic Dreams Of Being A Popstar/Scientist

By Brenda Neygent Alexis Bentinganan has big goals for a nine-year-old, but she also has the guts to make them happen. The girl with the rich, clear voice – diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on in  2013.  At the age of 7. She has been performing for most of her life and dreams of being … Continue reading Young Diabetic Dreams Of Being A Popstar/Scientist

Kris Freeman in Sochi: Type 1 Diabetes Skier- 4th Time Olympian

I remember first seeing Kris Freeman when he was 21 at a diabetes conference. Two years after he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Eli Lilly began sponsoring his dream of becoming an Olympic cross-country skier. During his off-season, you can find Kris at diabetes camps inspiring children to follow their dream. He is the … Continue reading Kris Freeman in Sochi: Type 1 Diabetes Skier- 4th Time Olympian

NFL Player Reaches Out to Inspire, Empower Young Type 1

Despite living with type 1 diabetes, fourth grader Joey Balistrieri wanted nothing more than to play football. But it would require advice from a professional player, Houston Texan tight end Jake Byrne, to convince Joey’s mom to let her son take the field. “My first initial thought was ‘No way,’” said Therese Balistrieri, citing concern … Continue reading NFL Player Reaches Out to Inspire, Empower Young Type 1