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Live on TuDiabetes: Lane Desborough Talks Technology

By Karrie Hawbaker

Public Relations Manager

Posted:  2/7/2013 4:00 PM


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. 

After a 25-year career as a control engineer working to help make oil refineries and chemical plants run more safely and efficiently and the smart grid more reliable, Lane joined Medtronic following his son’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes. Now, as a product strategist, he’s applying his expertise in closed loop systems, human factors, and systems engineering to the development of an artificial pancreas.

To find out more about his work and Medtronic’s efforts toward the development of an artificial pancreas system, be sure to tune in to TuDiabetes on Friday, February 8 at 4pm EST/1pm PST. 

In addition, we’re offering viewers of the live interview who sign up for more information from the Diabetes Hands Foundation and Medtronic, a Free Lenny® the Lion educational plush (while supplies last/limit one book per household).

To view the event, click here.
To pose a question for Lane in advance, click here.
To sign up for more information and a free Lenny the Lion, click here

We hope you enjoy the event and can’t wait to hear what you think!



Posted on Tue May 07 18:45:12 GMT 2013

I would really like a Lenny the Lion. Can you send me one? tHANKS!


Posted on Tue May 07 19:24:31 GMT 2013

Erin, we gave Lenny the Lion’s to the first 200 people who signed up for the Live Interview and unfortunately I do not have any more to give away. If you’re a current Medtronic customer, you can purchase a Lenny the Lion plush toy Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook where, from time to time, we have contests and giveaways for our community.

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