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Posted By Karen Graffeo | February 18, 2014

When my new MiniMed 530G with Enlite system arrived on my doorstep early November, excitement washed over me. It also brought temptation to rip open the boxes and get started right away, but I knew I needed to wait for my training session. Training happened smack dab in the middle of November, and now that I’ve used the new system for a while, I’d like to share some observations and some things I wish I had known.  Read More >

Posted By Amanda Sheldon | September 27, 2013

Today we have some wonderful, long-awaited news to share with all of you! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the MiniMed 530G® system with Enlite®, a breakthrough, first-generation artificial pancreas system with Threshold Suspend automation for people with diabetes.  Read More >

Posted By Lane Desborough | September 12, 2013

Recently, some of us from Medtronic Diabetes had the privilege of attending the InsulINdependence North American Conference on Diabetes and Exercise in San Diego. This conference combines two of my greatest passions, diabetes and exercise. Although I went in with high expectations, I was unprepared for what I saw and heard and learned.  Read More >

Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | March 5, 2013

As some of you may know, we’ve teamed up with the Diabetes Hands Foundation for a series of Live Interviews with Medtronic leaders, broadcast over at TuDiabetes. If you missed the first two, be sure to check out the archives of Dr. Francine Kaufman and Lane Desborough. For the third event in the series, we’re thrilled to have Dr. John Mastrototaro discussing a very popular topic – the road to the artificial pancreas.  Read More >

Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | February 7, 2013

From time to time, we get the question “Does anyone working at Medtronic live with diabetes or have family members who do?” The answer is a very big yes! We have many people here for whom the Medtronic mission hits especially close to home. One of those people is Lane Desborough and, in addition to his job as a diabetes dad, he has a very exciting role here at Medtronic.  Read More >

Posted By Amanda Sheldon | June 1, 2012

Today, I’m so pleased to share with you some exciting news about our new partnership with JDRF, in collaboration with the Helmsley Charitable Trust (HCT), to advance continuous glucose monitoring toward an artificial pancreas. The goal of the partnership is to accelerate the development of the Medtronic novel redundant sensor system, which combines two unique sensing technologies in one device.  Read More >

Posted By Amanda Sheldon | January 13, 2012

We just wanted to take a quick moment to thank Cherise Shockley, George Simmons and Scott Johnson the lovely hosts of DSMA Live!  Read More >

Posted By Amanda Sheldon | January 11, 2012

We always enjoy DSMA Live, hosted by the wonderful Cherise Shockley, George Simmons, Scott Johnson. But tomorrow night is going to be extra-special for us, since our own Lane Desborough will be the guest.  Read More >

Posted By Lane Desborough | January 10, 2012

When my son was first diagnosed with diabetes, my wife and I were very focused on tackling the clinical part of the disease. We worried less about things like the impact of diabetes on his lifestyle and social interactions. But we soon we realized that it’s important not to get too out of balance; to forget that there’s a person behind the disease.  Read More >

Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | December 20, 2011

Each year I look forward to the time of year during which a lot of the major medical meetings for diabetes take place. It’s a time where I can interact with my colleagues and friends and we can share the latest science and technology with the goal of finding the best treatment our patients.  Read More >

Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | November 1, 2011

Ever wonder why it takes so long for new diabetes devices to get to market? Today Dr. Mastrototaro, Vice President of Research and Development for the Diabetes business unit of Medtronic, talks about some of the time-consuming steps in the process. He also gives The LOOP a preview of the types of products Medtronic is working on for the future.  Read More >

Posted By Lane Desborough | August 30, 2011

Last time we talked about what control means to engineers and how, to me, control is all about transferring variability from a place where it hurts to a place where it doesn’t hurt as much. Today, I thought we could talk about how we measure that variability, since that’s the goal of control (Hint: it’s more than just A1c).  Read More >

Posted By Lane Desborough | July 28, 2011

As many of you know, I came to work for Medtronic after my son Hayden was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in August 2009. I was hired to apply my 25 years of experience as a control engineer for oil refineries, chemical plants, and energy companies to the task of developing an artificial pancreas. The work is challenging and fulfilling; it’s the most important work I’ve ever done. It’s also given me the chance to meet many other individuals and families faced with managing diabetes.  Read More >

Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | May 3, 2011

Almost two years ago, I left my three-decade long position in academic medicine to come to Medtronic to be part of the effort to develop an artificial pancreas, a fundamental goal for all of us in diabetes research. With all of the work currently underway, Medtronic is committed to bringing innovation and advancement to diabetes therapy.  Read More >

Posted By Amanda Sheldon | March 8, 2011

Last week, you heard from Lane Desborough and his motivation to develop the technology to close the loop, for his son Hayden. So, today, we thought we would bring you a video of 12-year-old Hayden, a great kid who’s not letting his diabetes keep him from doing anything he wants to do.  Read More >

Posted By Amanda Sheldon | March 3, 2011

One of my favorite things about being the director of PR, is that I get to meet and work with a lot of different people each and every day. This includes working with product strategists, who are busy determining the right set of features and new technology to put into future products to help make managing diabetes easier. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Lane.  Read More >

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