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Posted By Naomi Kingery | September 5, 2013

I look forward to my endocrinologist appointments because it’s an opportunity for me to get the most out of my diabetes management. Take my last appointment, for example, where we discussed trying an infusion set in a new place for the very first time. While discussing this, my doctor recommended testing my blood glucose more frequently to make sure that I know whether or not the insulin absorption is the same for my new infusion set site location compared to my previous site locations.  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 | 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 | 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 Naomi Kingery | May 28, 2013

One of the first questions I had when I first got my MiniMed insulin pump was, “How do I wear my pump in places that have water, like a beach?” I soon found out that there are several options and sometimes it just takes some extra thought into how you’re going to handle it – but a pump is no reason to miss out on a fun-filled beach day!  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | April 4, 2013

We often hear from people of all ages that insulin pump therapy can be daunting at first. However, it usually doesn’t take long for changing sets and using the Bolus Wizard to become second nature. (Figuring out the exact carb count on your favorite takeout or nailing down those overnight basal rates might take a bit more trial and error.)  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 Karrie Hawbaker | July 11, 2012

Dealing with natural disasters can be daunting for anyone and whether it is flooding, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, snow, or a hurricane, it’s important for anyone to be prepared. If you’re someone who lives with diabetes you also have to think about your diabetes management needs and supplies as part of that reactive plan to have in place for yourself and loved ones. About five years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we put in place a disaster relief program...  Read More >


Posted By Sarah Knotts | May 22, 2012

Since starting on insulin pumps over 12 years ago, I have used almost every type of infusion set that has been made (along with almost every insulin pump, but that’s another story). The last type of set I used was the Quick-Set for my Paradigm Revel pump. I liked it because the packaging was not a lot of waste and you could use either the Quick-Serter or insert it manually.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | February 2, 2012

I looked down the other day and saw that the edge of my infusion set site was no longer sticky and beginning to peel. To be cautious, I put a piece of tape over my site and was back to business. At times I am often overly cautious because of the whole saying “I’d rather be safe than sorry,” and because I have also learned what can happen when I don’t take that extra special care.  Read More >


Posted By Naomi Kingery | July 7, 2011

This morning when I was changing my site, I heard that “beep beep beep” that none of us likes to hear. I looked down at my insulin pump and saw an error that I have seen before “No Delivery.” I know many of you have asked why this occurs, so I reached out to our 24-Hour HelpLine Team to learn more.  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 >


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