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Living Alone with Diabetes

Ever concerned about living alone with diabetes? Like most other things, it just means some extra preparation and a little occasional help from your friends.  Today, MiniMed Ambassador Leslie Kramer tells us how she does it. Almost 40 years ago a very wise woman, my mother, allowed me to make the most important decision
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Thyroid Disorders & Type 1 Diabetes: Diabetes Forecast

A few years ago I felt extremely sluggish and I kept thinking it was blood sugar symptoms. When I talked to my endocrinologist about this, she checked my thyroid levels and “hypothyroid” was added as a new diagnosis on my chronic illness list. It wasn’t a surprise because it runs in my family and
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Studying Abroad with Type 1 Diabetes

Today, I’d like to introduce you to MiniMed Ambassador, Lorna Meinke. Lorna’s adventurous lifestyle intrigued us, especially when we heard that she’s studied aboard twice! Living with diabetes in a city and country that isn’t home can sometimes be challenging so we wanted to get Lorna’s perspective on how she prepared and what life
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Five Myths Of CGM

When first thinking about insulin pump therapy or continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), did you have questions or thoughts of what it might be like and how it would work? Maybe you were concerned about what taking the next step would be like? Or, you may have used CGM in the past, but with so
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Get Ready For Summer with This Roundup

Summer – time to hit the pool, travel around or hang at the beach. And, no matter what you’re up to, the change in weather or your activities, might mean that you need to prepare with what to do with your insulin pump and CGM. Take a look at our roundup to help, no