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By Amanda Sheldon

Managing Editor

Posted:  4/17/2012 4:45 PM


I have some exciting news to share with you today – Medtronic Diabetes is now on Facebook! We know that a lot of you spend time on Facebook connecting with your friends and with others who have diabetes. We have really enjoyed connecting with you here at The LOOP, as well as on Twitter, which is why we’re thrilled to be on Facebook.  We will continue to share our perspective, tips and resources for living with diabetes, while also providing unique information and events that will be exclusive for our Facebook community. And of course we want to hear from you! We want you to ask us your questions, give us your feedback and share your own experiences with us – and with our other fans.

So, don’t be shy – Like us on Facebook! For those readers who are our customers, we have a “Launch Contest Giveaway” that can be accessed here. And for those who aren’t our customers, don’t worry – we will have other contests soon!

Once you do, be sure to check out our Timeline. We had a lot of fun pulling together some old photos, and reflecting on how much the technology has changed over the years and would love to know what you think. Did you know Medtronic started in a garage? Can you find your first pump on the timeline? Do you remember when that first Guardian continuous glucose monitory system came out?

We can’t wait to hear what you think – please let us know in the comments here or, of course, on Facebook!


Mike Hoskins

Posted on Wed Apr 18 03:15:32 GMT 2012

Very cool! Great new page... welcome to another layer of the Diabetes Online Community (it's never-ending, if you haven't noticed...)


Posted on Wed Apr 18 04:24:29 GMT 2012

Thank so much, Mike!


Posted on Mon Apr 30 12:58:02 GMT 2012

Just read an article "McAfee Hacker Says Medtronic Insulin Pumps Vulnerable to Attack". Now I'm worried. Using a model 723 pump. Am I going to get hacked?


Posted on Mon Apr 30 23:32:41 GMT 2012

Hi Ray – thanks for reaching out to us about this. We believe the risk of someone wirelessly tampering with or “hacking” an individual’s insulin pump is very low. Still, we take the safety and security of our devices very seriously. In recognition of the fact that we must keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology landscape, we are increasing our focus on the prevention of inappropriate tampering with our products, including working with industry leading security experts. You can read more about the steps we’re taking here:


Posted on Mon May 07 18:19:48 GMT 2012

I'm a brittle diabetic. I'm having problems with active insulin. My blood sugar was 82, my active insulin was 1.2 at 8:40 AM I hadn't eaten yet, my blood sugar was 285 at 3:55 AM. I was giving insulin for 37 g carbs. The result was an additional 3 units of insulin.
My blood sugar range is 80-90. That is a total of 4.2 units of insulin for 37 grams of carbs. Too many!! I did not need any active insulin to be included in my bolus. I have to figure a lot of bolus manually because of problems with the active insulin.


Posted on Thu May 10 00:13:17 GMT 2012

Thanks for reaching out to us Chuck. I’ve forwarded this to our 24-Hour HelpLine who will be in touch with you shortly to try to help.

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