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Posted By Amanda Sheldon | February 19, 2013

Today, we’re excited to share with you another guest blog from Katie Janowiak, who works for the Medtronic Foundation, our company’s philanthropic arm. When she first told me her story about food poisoning and Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), I knew others could benefit from hearing it as well. Thanks Katie for your openness and allowing us to share your scary story so that the LOOP community can learn from it.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | February 1, 2013

A new year often brings change, and one of these might include changing the type of infusion set you wear. Infusion sets come in different kinds, each with different tubing and cannula length options. Based on lifestyle changes, your body type, and fluctuations in individual needs, your healthcare team might recommend looking into other infusion sets. Since there are many options, this is a popular topic.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | November 17, 2011

Along with the lines wrapping around airports and shopping malls on the days before and after Thanksgiving, did you know that it is during this season that we see some of the highest call-volume days on the 24-Hour HelpLine?  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | August 11, 2011

Here at Medtronic, in addition to consistently working on technologies to help improve your clinical outcomes, we’re also working hard to find ways to make managing your diabetes more convenient. That includes keeping up with the technology of this “iPhone world” we now live in.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | July 21, 2011

You know how you plan for something months ahead of time? Countless hours of throwing around ideas. Plenty of wasted trees with paper printouts of plans. Discussion after discussion. Email after email.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | May 31, 2011

As a person with diabetes for more than nine years, and a pumper for over seven, I have had my fair share of questions. Questions for my endocrinologist, questions for my general healthcare provider, questions for the 24-Hour HelpLine… When I have one of these questions come up, it’s often followed by a second question: “Who should I contact to ask this?”  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | May 19, 2011

Over Christmas I went on a trip to India with my family (India is where I was born, grew up, and where I was diagnosed). It was my first trip back in five years and in preparing for it I felt overwhelmed. Not only did I need to find my passport and pack enough hair bows (a necessity, of course), but I had to make sure to have enough infusion sets and test strips ordered.  Read More >


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