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Posted By Amanda Sheldon | April 10, 2014

Today, we’re sending a very big THANK YOU to the Arizona State Legislature for passing a budget that restores access to insulin pumps for adults with diabetes in the state’s Medicaid program. Until now, the Arizona Medicaid program included coverage for children with type 1 diabetes. However, once these children turned 21, they were no longer eligible for an insulin pump or supplies.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | April 8, 2014

Michelle Shaw is a daughter, friend, wife, mother of three boys (ages 8, 6, and 4), registered nurse, Medtronic employee, an athlete, and a person living with type 1 diabetes for 27 years. After pumping for 17 years, and wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for 7 years, Michelle recently switched from the MiniMed Paradigm Revel and Sof-sensor to the MiniMed 530G with Enlite. This article was previously published in our News to Infuse Newsletter, and we thought you’d enjoy us sharing it!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | March 25, 2014

In 2002, at the age of 39, Tony was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. His primary care doctor started him on the usual diabetes regimen he started all his patients on - oral diabetes medications, and was told to get a blood glucose meter, test a couple times a day, and lose weight. As he left his doctor’s office, he was given two pamphlets about diabetes and was wished “good luck”. Tony takes you through his struggle managing type 2 diabetes, and how insulin pump therapy changed his life.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | March 7, 2014

Spring is here, which means that it’s Daylight Savings time! On March 9, most of us here in the U.S. will “Spring Forward” our clocks by one hour.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | February 25, 2014

In light of the Valentine’s Day holiday this month, we wanted to highlight our integrated insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system with a little bit of relationship humor. Just imagine if the MiniMed 530G insulin pump and CGM devices were in a relationship with each other. They were just two lonely devices paired up by Medtronic Diabetes to help those with diabetes achieve better control.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | January 23, 2014

Anytime you get a new device, you rip open the package with anticipation. You’re likely losing patience to turn it on and begin using it, and then it dawns on you, it was shipped to you with “factory settings” which means you need to now make it your own. This happened to me a few months ago when I got a new cell phone, and it happened to me more recently when I got my new MiniMed 530G system. And unlike my phone, I knew I needed to wait to be trained before I started using my new pump.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | January 15, 2014

Today, we bring you another installment from Elisa Marchetti. Elisa has previously guest blogged about traveling with diabetes, and more recently about managing diabetes and being a new mom. Today, Elisa joins us to talk about life changes with diabetes. Specifically, starting a new job. If you’ve recently gone through a big life transition, please share it with us in the comments below.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | December 5, 2013

One of the most fulfilling parts of my job is the opportunity to collaborate on projects, brush shoulders in the hallway with people who I consider extremely smart, inspirational, and committed to the work they do for people with diabetes. Eric Larson, a Mechanical Engineering Manager for Sensor and Research Development, is NO exception! Eric was a monumental force behind the brand new Enlite sensor and its important components like the Enlite serter.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | November 12, 2013

Since launching MiniMed 530G with Enlite a few weeks ago, many customers have asked us how Enlite is different from previous sensors. So, we went to Jeff Myers, Product Manager from our CGM team, to give us the scoop. Here’s what he had to say.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | November 5, 2013

Since receiving FDA approval for the MiniMed 530G with Enlite in September, it has been really enjoyable hearing your feedback, and most recently, your experiences using the new system. In addition to sharing your enthusiasm for this new technology, you’ve asked some good questions. To help you understand what’s new we created a video for you. Still have questions after watching? Let us know in the comments!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | October 17, 2013

I’ve met a lot of people with diabetes, and Cindy Tenney is one that stands out as one of the most fascinating. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13 and has lived a full life with diabetes. When it comes to diabetes technology, she’s seen it all as she wore our very first insulin pump, the MiniMed 502.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | October 10, 2013

Today I want to introduce you to Ashlie, a passionate 23-year old waitress who is pursuing a goal to work at a children’s hospital. She has had diabetes since the age of 17 and wears a MiniMed insulin pump. Earlier this year, Ashlie had the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial through her doctor’s office which allowed her to use the Enlite sensor.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | October 3, 2013

Since announcing the news that we received FDA approval of MiniMed® 530G with Enlite on Friday, it’s been great to hear so many of you share in our excitement about this new product and critical first step toward a fully automated artificial pancreas. Hearing from you here on The LOOP as well as on Facebook and Twitter, as always, is really wonderful. In addition to sharing enthusiasm for this new technology, you’ve asked many very good questions.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | October 1, 2013

We’ve heard from some magnificent moms with diabetes in the past. Remember Cheryl and Elisa? Today, we hear from Shannon Massi Yuri, a mom to three beautiful kids, including a set of twins! Being able to breastfeed her children was very important to Shannon. Read her story below to hear how she did it and share your experiences with us in the comments.  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 Karrie Hawbaker | September 26, 2013

If you live with the help of a medical device, you have at least a few additional hurdles to face in order to live well and accomplish your goals. That’s why it’ so inspiring to see people overcoming these hurdles in both everyday ways and really big ones. To celebrate some of these big accomplishments, every year Medtronic hosts the Global Heroes program.  Read More >


Posted By Karen Graffeo | September 24, 2013

I’m kind of a nerd. I love data and graphs and stats. I loved every math class I ever took. So pouring over all the charts and information in my CareLink reports is right up my alley. I set a reminder on my calendar to upload my pump every Friday so the reports are always current and ready to go. Of course, there is a lot of information there, and sometimes I only have time to quickly look at the most helpful information.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | September 19, 2013

Today, I’m excited to share with you another post from guest blogger, Gilpreet Kooner who we first introduced you to back in July when she told us her inspiring story. Gilpreet teamed up with a local charity and was planning to cycle with a team of others all the way from Texas to Alaska to fight and bring about cancer awareness! I’m happy to report that Gilpreet completed this amazing once in a life-time journey and has stopped back to share a little about her ride.  Read More >


Posted By Karen Graffeo | September 3, 2013

When I made the leap from multiple daily injections to using a pump more than five years ago, it was a tough decision for me. Last year I wrote a post about the fears that held me back for so long and why I’m so glad I finally overcame them. But after I had been pumping for six months I decided to add a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to the mix, and that decision was quite an easy one for me.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | August 29, 2013

If you’re planning to not use your transmitter for a little while, it’s important to remember to properly store your transmitter during that time in order to retain optimal battery life. This is a topic that not a lot of Medtronic customers have really thought about, so I touched base with my co-workers Kristin, a CGM Product Specialist, and Rob, a Customer Experience Driver from the 24-Hour HelpLine, to get their tips on some things to consider when storing your transmitter:  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | August 22, 2013

Oftentimes the bond between a child with diabetes and their parents can be extremely special and this story is no exception! Meet Jane and Mac, the dynamic mother-son-duo. Mac was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 9 and began on a Medtronic insulin pump soon after. He is now an active 12-year-old with two brothers and one sister. He plays football, basketball, golf, and swims. He is also currently getting ready to compete in the World Archery Tournament in St. Louis! Here is his story  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | August 15, 2013

Our friends in the diabetes community have recently shared some great tips on how to wear an insulin pump in the summertime and how to manage your diabetes when swimming. Today we wrap up this series as they share tips specifically for when those temperatures get really extreme. How about you – how are you braving the heat this summer?  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | August 14, 2013

I am constantly amazed at young people affected by type 1 diabetes for their resilience, bravery, and ability to seemingly step beyond their years to advocate within their local, regional, and national communities to increase awareness, fund research, and improve therapy coverage. While most kids are concentrated on school, sports, and playing with their friends, these amazing young adults somehow find time for all of that and time for spreading awareness and educating others about diabetes.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | August 1, 2013

Today, Amanda Griswold from the Customer Experience Team here at Medtronic joins us to talk about questions that people commonly have before going on an insulin pump and/or continuous glucose monitor (CGM). What are some questions you had before trying a pump/CGM and how do you feel now?  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | July 23, 2013

You recently heard from some of our friends in the diabetes community who shared their tips for how to wear an insulin pump in the summertime. Today they’re back to talk about diabetes management tips when going swimming. If you’re hitting the beach, pool or lake this weekend, make sure to read on!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | July 16, 2013

Today, I’d like for you to meet Kristin Rohlman. She’s a first grade teacher in Kansas with three lovely children: Levi, Lexianne, and Lucas. Lucas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year and this has changed many aspects of the lives of each person in their family. But it hasn’t stopped them from having an active lifestyle by enjoying many sports, including playing baseball, biking, and swimming.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | July 2, 2013

Today, I’m very excited to share with you the first blog of a four-part series from new guest blogger, Gilpreet Kooner. Gilpreet is a recent biomedical engineering graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Living with type 1 diabetes for the last five years, Gilpreet embodies a “Living Without Limits” lifestyle. To prove it, she has teamed up with Texas 4000 and will adventure on a 70-day cycling trip from Texas to Alaska this summer, all in the name of fighting cancer.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | June 25, 2013

Summertime brings warmer weather, which means a lighter wardrobe of skirts, shorts and swimwear. So, we asked some of our friends in the diabetes online community for some tips on how they wear their insulin pumps with summer fashion. Read what they had to say, then tell us your own tips in the comments!  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | May 30, 2013

Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Kyle Jacques Rose, a true global ambassador for diabetes. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 16, Kyle has quite a story. His career has evolved from engineer to professional athlete/diabetes advocate to university faculty at INSEAD; he speaks four languages and has resided in as many continents.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | May 2, 2013

Today, I’m happy to bring you another guest blog from Kristin Baker, a CGM Product Specialist here at Medtronic. Last time we heard from Kristin she talked about Optimizing Diabetes Management using 3 types of CGM alerts. This time Kristin talks about decreasing CGM alerts with the use of CareLink Personal software. Let’s hear what she has to say.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | April 16, 2013

For most men and women, their wedding day is one they’ll never forget. It takes a tremendous amount of planning to make this day special, and maybe even a little more so for those with diabetes. Today, we share with you a special guest post from professional golfer and pumper, Carling Coffing.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | March 28, 2013

Like me, you probably have a diabetes supply drawer (unofficially) labeled with “I have no idea what to do with these.” We recently asked a question to our Facebook community that read, “Spring is almost here! Are you planning to do some spring cleaning with your diabetes supplies?” and it sounded like the community had some of the same questions I had about best practices for disposing of these supplies. So what are you supposed to do with different diabetes supplies?  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | March 26, 2013

Today we welcome back our favorite sky-diver with diabetes, Michael Craig, who’s here to share some exciting news – he’s moving across the country for an exciting new job with the JDRF! Of course, new jobs are stressful and moving is a hassle for anyone. But there’s even more to think about and plan for if you live with type 1 diabetes. Hear how Michael is managing it all and join us in congratulating him on such an exciting time in his life!  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | March 8, 2013

Spring is almost here, which means that it’s time for Daylight Savings Time! On March 10, most of us here in the U.S. “spring forward” our clocks by one hour. The time on your insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor (CGM) determines your personal settings (including basal and bolus rates), so you’ll want to make sure it is always up-to-date.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | March 7, 2013

Remember Celine Parent, Lindsey Burch, and Lindsay Gossack? Not only do they have living with diabetes in common, they’re also inspirational insulin pumpers and Medtronic Global Heroes! Along with these blog posts, you can hear more stories from the 2012 Global Heroes in this video.  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 Naomi Kingery | February 26, 2013

With diabetes, it’s extremely important to know where your blood glucose is, where it’s going, and how fast it’s getting there. Today, Kristin Baker, a CGM Product Specialist here at Medtronic joins us to talk about three types of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alerts to help with that information – Threshold, Predictive, and Rate of Change alerts.  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 Karrie Hawbaker | January 10, 2013

Recently, we’ve been asking our customers about which diabetes management topics they’d like to learn more. Interestingly, most of the topics you tell us you want to discuss are around continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) – predictive alerts, when to calibrate, what’s next in CGM technology, etc. So, when Dr. Kaufman agreed to do a Live Interview on TuDiabetes, we jumped at the chance to ask her to share more about this popular topic.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | November 8, 2012

When Alex Karanikitas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his mom Kristine wanted to move his bed into her room at night she was so worried about middle-of-the-night lows. Then they found the mySentry Remote Glucose Monitor. Watch the video below to hear how the Karanikitas family heads off those nighttime lows today  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | November 1, 2012

It is not uncommon to walk through the halls during work at the diabetes business unit of Medtronic and recognize insulin pump tubing coming out of someone’s pocket. Today, I want you to meet Cheryl, a person with diabetes for 26 years and Medtronic employee for the last six years. She is also a busy wife and mom of two kids who finds passion in encouraging women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and motherhood.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | October 25, 2012

Every holiday has its traditions. Here at Medtronic Diabetes, we wanted to partake in one of Halloween’s most common traditions – pumpkin carving… Medtronic style!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | September 27, 2012

Today, I’m excited to introduce Lori Schlosser, mother of 14-year-old Noah, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes. In today’s guest post, Lori shares with us some of the challenges that parents face when raising a child with Type 1 Diabetes as well as some tips she has learned since Noah’s recent incorporation of CGM technology into his daily diabetes management. If you have tips of your own, we’d love for you to share them with us in the comments below!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | August 30, 2012

I’m excited to share with you our first guest blog from action sports enthusiast and professional skydiver, Michael Craig. You may remember him from his interview with The LOOP back in June. Michael is definitely an inspirational guy, always going for it, and not letting life circumstances prevent him from following his dreams and doing what he loves; something that anyone can admire. Today, Michael shares some of his history with us, as well as his experiences after 30 days using CGM.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | August 17, 2012

I would like to take a moment to first thank everyone for the wonderful diabetes management tips submitted on our Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring blog by Dr. Francine Kaufman. As you know, everyone who submitted a tip was automatically entered in to a drawing to win 1 of 10 copies of her new book, Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User’s Guide To Effective Diabetes Management.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | July 26, 2012

With summer in full swing, there’s been a lot of talk lately about diabetes camp, especially over on the Medtronic Diabetes Facebook page. So today we’re thrilled to welcome Jennifer LeBlanc, a Diabetes Clinical Manager here at Medtronic, to share some of her camp memories and what the experience meant to her. We’d love to also hear about your memories, so feel free to share in the comments!  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | July 17, 2012

Editor’s note: We were excited to hear that our very own Dr. Kaufman worked with the American Diabetes Association on a new book, “Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User’s Guide to Effective Diabetes Management.” We will be giving away 10 copies of the book by random drawing – to enter, please send us a comment below and tell us what diabetes management tip you would like to share.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | July 12, 2012

Today we’re excited to congratulate Uli Rankers and his team of engineers here at Medtronic for winning a silver IDEA award for the Enlite™ Serter! The 2012 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) program is a celebration of design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.  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 Naomi Kingery | May 8, 2012

In my last blog, I shared about how you can add cleaning your insulin pump to your spring cleaning to-do list. So I thought I’d take this a step further by looking into my diabetes drawers which led me to my continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices. My transmitter and sensor insertion device (also called the Sen-serter) could definitely benefit from some cleaning!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | February 23, 2012

I am so excited to introduce you to our newest guest blogger, Meri Schuhmacher from Our Diabetic Life. With four wonderful boys (three with diabetes), she’s an incredibly busy D-Mom who still always manages to find the time and warmth to support and encourage others in the diabetes community. She was one of the first to try out the mySentry Remote Glucose Monitor and we’re thrilled to have her blogging for us here.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | February 9, 2012

When I first met Blair Ryan more than a year ago, she and her Insulindependence colleague Peter Nerothin were introducing Amanda and me to a fantastic burrito place in Solano Beach, CA. With the waves of the Pacific crashing behind us, I knew right away I liked this classic SoCal woman with the big smile and contagious enthusiasm for staying fit and helping people with diabetes.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | January 31, 2012

As you may have heard, we recently launched iPro2, the next-generation of our continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system used by physicians to help improve diabetes management. iPro2 includes a tiny, disposable glucose sensor and a small data recorder which automatically records glucose information every five minutes. Patients wear the small device while going about their normal daily activities before returning it to their physician’s office for evaluation.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | January 24, 2012

I have been excited to be a part of the STAR 3 clinical trial since becoming the Chief Medical Officer of Medtronic. The 12 month study phase results of Star 3, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that there was a significant reduction in A1C in those study participants using an integrated insulin pump and CGM (SAP) compared to those using multiple daily injections (MDI).  Read More >


Posted By Sarah Knotts | January 19, 2012

We all love to go to them. We laugh and have fun with family and friends. The LAST thing we want to be worried about is what our blood sugar may be doing that could be a potential party-pooper for us. So what do we do?  Read More >


Posted By Greg Meehan | January 4, 2012

Happy New Year! I am thrilled to start off 2012 by sharing some really exciting news with you. We have received FDA approval for the mySentry™ Remote Glucose Monitor, the first product of its kind that allows parents and caregivers to monitor the MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time Revel™ System from another room.  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 Sarah Knotts | November 22, 2011

When I was little, I would always forget to bring something I was supposed to have with me at all times. Whether it be my meter, a few extra needles (this was back in the “shot” days), insulin, you name it. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the numerous times I heard my mom or dad sigh and say, “Sarah, you’d forget your head if it weren’t attached to you!”. And they were right. But I wanted to be like everyone else.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | November 10, 2011

I’ve heard that the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for US travel. I’ve also heard it’s a myth. Either way, from Thanksgiving until New Year’s a lot of people are heading out of town to visit friends and family or to enjoy a fun get-away while they have some time off work/school. If you’re one of those people and you also have diabetes, here’s the blog roundup for you.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | November 8, 2011

Today we hear from Celeste Cooper, who offers up some helpful sensor tips – whether you’re just starting out or nearly CGM pro! For even more resources, visit the Help and Support section of our Website.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween! We’re sure you are excited about dressing up for Halloween this weekend. When you do, don’t forget to take pics for The LOOP Halloween Costume Contest and email them to loopblog@medtronic.com long with a 300-word summary of your get-up by the 31st. We’re giving prizes for our favorite three and top prize wins $100 Visa Gift card. We can’t wait to see everyone’s creativity! In the meantime, have a safe and spooktacular weekend!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | October 25, 2011

Today we hear from Nicole Purcell. She’s had type 1 diabetes for nearly 30 years and, just recently, begun living on her own without parents or roommates for the first time – a scary but exciting new journey . If you have any tips for Nicole or others in her situation, please share in the comments.ad, rather unceremoniously, told me she was leaving, to go back to Texas. In eighteen hours. The very next day.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | October 10, 2011

Halloween is almost here - that time of year to get creative and don your favorite costume. But if you’re an all-year-round diabetes superhero and wear an insulin pump or CGM, how does that fit into your October 31st ensemble?  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | October 6, 2011

Today we welcome back Dr. Mastrototaro, who answers one of the most frequently asked CGM questions: Why do sensor glucose readings lag behind blood glucose readings?  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | September 27, 2011

Last time you heard from Dr. Mastrototaro, he gave the short description of how Medtronic’s integrated CGM works. Today, for those of you who might want to know more, he goes a bit more in-depth, explaining the roles of the sensor, transmitter and insulin pump in the system. He also talks about what goes on in the pump to calibrate that sensor.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | September 1, 2011

We’ve been talking a lot this summer about summer vacations, repelling down waterfalls and preventing moisture damage to your pump. Today, we welcome back Amy Kellerman, a product specialist on our insulin delivery marketing team, to continue on that theme to talk about what to do with your pump and CGM for different water situations.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | August 9, 2011

Recently, the Associated Press ran an article about research presented at a computer security conference regarding the security of insulin pumps. We know this has been discussed quite a bit on Twitter and blogs such as Six Until Me and Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen this weekend so today we thought we’d take the opportunity to answer a few questions about the security of Medtronic insulin pumps.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | August 4, 2011

We’re very pleased to introduce you to another one of our executives with a long history of working hard to improve the lives of people with diabetes. Dr. John Mastrototaro, Vice President of Research and Development for the Diabetes business unit of Medtronic, has been with us for more than 17 years.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | August 2, 2011

A while back you heard about Naomi’s exciting Trip to India. Today, we hear from another world traveler from Medtronic. Elisa Marchetti is a Principal Human Resources Generalist in the Diabetes business unit of Medtronic. But here at The LOOP she’s talking about how to travel without letting diabetes hold you back – from Costa Rica to China!  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | July 26, 2011

At this year’s American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, new clinical data was released from the landmark STAR 3 Study which compared A1C reduction for people using an insulin pump integrated with CGM to those using multiple daily injections (MDI). We are excited to share this new data with you and hope it motivates you to keep up your good work managing diabetes.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | July 5, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I can easily get caught up in an episode of “How It’s Made.” Today we hear from Amy Kellerman, a product specialist on our insulin delivery marketing team, who gives us a peek into the extensive quality testing Medtronic insulin pumps and other products go through to ensure they’re tough enough to make it through the daily lives of customers like you.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | June 2, 2011

Summer is here and it’s time for many of us to hit the road – or air. Before you set out to satisfy your wanderlust, check out our answers to the top five questions we receive about air travel with an insulin pump and/or continuous glucose monitor (CGM).  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | May 26, 2011

Back in November, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) introduced new airport body scanners for passengers. We know that travelling with diabetes can be a bit nerve-wracking for some (just ask Karen Graffeo or Kelly Kunik). So it’s no wonder that, six months later, airport security is still a hot topic coming into our 24-hour Helpline.  Read More >


Posted By Ali Straub | April 7, 2011

Meet professional golfer and winner of the Golf Channel’s “Big Break” competition, Carling Coffing. From the moment Carling was first diagnosed, she decided that she would never let diabetes get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Today, Carling shares her story.  Read More >


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