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Pumpkin Carving Medtronic Style!

By Karrie Hawbaker

Public Relations Manager

Posted:  10/25/2012 3:00 PM


Every holiday has its traditions. Here at Medtronic Diabetes, we wanted to partake in one of Halloween’s most common traditions – pumpkin carving… Medtronic style!

In the spirit of learning something new every day, did you know in some countries it was a tradition to carve a turnip for Halloween? Not until immigrants to the Americas found the pumpkin to be larger, softer and easier to carve did the pumpkin become a symbol of Halloween in the mid-to-late 19th century. (Good thing – yummy roasted pumpkin seeds are half the fun and less than 4 carbs per ounce!)

A big thanks to Kirsta Hagen, Customer Experience Analyst from our Supply Order Team, for carving these creative “pump”kins that you’re sure not to find anywhere else!

Have a fun Halloween tradition of your own? Or a diabetes twist on one of the classics? Share with us in the comments!


Karen Graffeo

Posted on Thu Oct 25 22:10:27 GMT 2012

I love the one wearing the pump, complete with the site and sensor!! So cute and creative!!


Posted on Sun Oct 28 18:53:52 GMT 2012

This reminds me: I need to smile like PUMPkin more as in 24/7/365 ...PS and I shared on my FB page ...too cute not to share :)

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