Medtronic
Medtronic Medtronic Medtronic Medtronic

Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | October 31, 2013

On Halloween, third grader Kelly Kunik anticipated dressing up, trick-or-treating, and eating candy with her friends. Instead, she was learning about insulin and what a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes would mean for the future of her childhood. Kelly now wears a MiniMed pump and serves as a blogger and diabetes advocate. We are so glad that she shared her Halloween diagnosis story with us! Leave Kelly a note of encouragement in the comments, and be sure to wish her a Happy Diaversary!  Read More >


Posted By Meri Schuhmacher | May 14, 2013

As acting pancreases, we do a lot more thinking than we give ourselves credit for. When it comes to diabetes we make thousands of decisions a day. Many of which come so naturally it's hard to process the true amount of brain capacity it takes to keep the numbers in check. Summer tends to be my big wake up call. A shift in the boys' insulin needs begins, and as such I need to make many more conscious diabetes decisions than normal.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | March 19, 2013

You may remember Brett Griswold from some of our previous blogs such as On Love and Diabetes, Screening for Type 1 Diabetes and When to Tell Your Valentine about your Diabetes. Today, Brett shares with us how he prepares to manage his diabetes while vacationing in Las Vegas during March Madness. How do you prepare for vacation?  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | March 14, 2013

Growing up in a household full of Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the tradition of green shamrocks, cornbeef and cabbage and Irish music. So I was thrilled when a customer shared a photo of playing a bagpipe in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Thanks Jennifer for sharing your tips for managing to pump while playing the long route.  Read More >


Posted By Karen Graffeo | January 8, 2013

I really enjoy the holiday season, but by the time New Year’s rolls around I’m ready to say farewell to the non-stop festivities and get back to a normal routine. As I pack away my Christmas decorations and get my house in order, I think about getting my diabetes management in order too. Sure, I work hard at diabetes all year long, even during the holidays, but I always have room for a little diabetes tune-up.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | January 3, 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing holiday season with family and friends. As we usher in the New Year, I’d like to take a moment to once again say, Thank You! Thank you to all of our readers for being a special part of our online community. Seeing you all come together to support one another on a daily basis on Facebook, Twitter, and right here on The LOOP is exciting and it inspires me to come to work every day.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | December 13, 2012

It’s that time of year again – the 8-week long flurry of festivity in the U.S. that we call “The Holidays”. Feasts, travelling, gift-giving, joy (and stress) are big parts of the mix for many Americans. Of course, the celebrating can come with a few unique challenges if you live with diabetes. So, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite blog entries and resources that we thought you might find most helpful this time of year.  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day is today – a day that’s typically all about love and romance. Now, when you think of diabetes and Medtronic, romance might not be the first word to come to your mind. But when I think of diabetes, Medtronic and romance, two names immediately came to mind: Amanda and Brett Griswold. Amanda works here in Marketing with Lenny the Lion and a few other fun projects. When I first started at Medtronic someone told me a brief version of their story and all I could say was “Wow!”  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | January 5, 2012

With the stroke of midnight and the cheers, kisses and confetti that follow, a New Year is always exciting. Not just because it is the beginning of another calendar year, but because it can serve as a fresh starting point for many of us. You may have seen the article in the December issue of News to Infuse with tips for making (and sticking to) New Year’s resolutions.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | December 22, 2011

2011 is closing out and I can’t help but pause for reflection and say Thank You! Thank you to all of our readers and customers who have shared their ideas, insights and on some days even complaints. I can confidently say on behalf of all of Medtronic Diabetes, we have appreciated your candor and participation. We learn so much from you each and every day.  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | December 8, 2011

December can be a very busy month when a lot of people celebrate various holidays, spend time with family and friends near and far, and/or ring in the New Year. It can be a lot of excitement and a lot to think about – in addition to thinking about diabetes! So we rounded up a few past blog entries that we thought might come in handy this time of year. Hope you enjoy!  Read More >


Posted By Karrie Hawbaker | December 6, 2011

Back in October, we asked you to share how you incorporate diabetes into your Halloween costume and told you we’d award prizes for our favorites. Truth be told, the winners were not quite what we expected (and more of the canine/feline variety) but the best of the best, nonetheless!  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 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 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 Amanda Sheldon | October 31, 2011

Today we welcome back Allison Blass as a guest blogger at The LOOP. In this post, she’s digging up some childhood trick-or-treat memories and offering up some advice to D-parents about making Halloween fun for kids with diabetes. Also, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, there’s still time to enter your photos (from this year or Halloween’s past) to The LOOP Halloween Contest. First prize is $100 Gift Card!  Read More >


Posted By Amanda Sheldon | March 17, 2011

Donning some green and embracing your inner leprechaun can be a lot of fun. But if your St. Patrick’s Day involves green beer (or any other type of alcohol), you need to be careful. That’s why we asked our own Dr. Francine Kaufman to provide some tips to help keep your celebration safe.  Read More >


Innovating for life.

x

You are leaving Loop-Blog.com

You just clicked a link to go to another website. If you continue, you will leave this site and go to a site run by someone else.

Medtronic does not review or control the content on the other website, and we are not responsible for any business dealings or transactions you have there. Your use of the other site is subject to the terms of use and privacy statement on that site.

If you want to visit the other website, click XXXXXX.com

If you do not want to visit the other website, click Cancel