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The LOOP Celebrates its 3rd Blogaversary!

By Amanda Sheldon

Managing Editor

Posted:  3/5/2014 12:37 AM

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Today, we are celebrating The LOOP blog’s 3rd blogaversary! Since the launch of our blog, we have enjoyed continuing to find new ways to connect with you online through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Through these channels, it has been exciting to share success and community generated stories, help and support tips, and industry news and announcements, while connecting with many amazing people in the Diabetes Online Community. We want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read our posts, comment, and support us along the way; we couldn’t have done this without you! With over 300 blog posts to date, we would like to take a moment to celebrate and recognize this special occasion by sharing some of our favorite blogs over the past 3 years!

Post a comment sharing your favorite post, and you’ll be entered to win a special prize!

Being able to share with you the news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the MiniMed 530G® with Enlite® definitely tops our list. It has been very exciting to hear the experiences of people like Vince Myers,and our own Naomi Kingery as they begin to use this breakthrough, first-generation artificial pancreas system.

Living with diabetes prompts so many questions! Over the years, we’ve tried to tackle a few common topics, such as Weight Gain and Pump Therapy, Infusion Sets, How CGM Works, Scar Tissue, myths and reality about insulin pumps and CGMs, and making all that diabetes data useful to you.

We have loved celebrating big moments in the lives of our community, like tying the knot – from the Bride’s and Groom’s perspective, and  mommyhood and parenting. Whether you’re a D-parent extraordinaire with helpful summer tips, a big brother, have tips and tricks for toddlers, or a parent finding ways to explain their own diabetes to their kids, we always enjoy families sharing their personal stories and tips.

Of course, let’s not forget those starting a new job, or taking on impressive physical challenges like running marathons.

Last, but certainly not least, we love how much our community cares and supports people with diabetes all over the world – the recent Spare a Rose campaign and Dr. Kaufman’s work in places like Kazakhstan, are just a few examples of this impressive work to help our global diabetes community.

If there’s something we haven’t covered yet, be sure to let us know!

Important Safety Information
Medtronic Diabetes insulin infusion pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems and associated components are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks associated with the use of these systems. MiniMed 530G with Enlite is intended for the delivery of insulin and continuous glucose monitoring for the management of diabetes mellitus by persons 16 years of age or older who require insulin.
 
Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day. Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately.
 
The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a home glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick is required prior to making adjustments to diabetes therapy. MiniMed 530G with Enlite is not intended to be used directly for preventing or treating hypoglycemia but to suspend insulin delivery when the user is unable to respond to the Threshold Suspend alarm and take measures to prevent or treat hypoglycemia themselves.
 
Please visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com/importantsafetyinformation for more details.
 
WARNING: The Threshold Suspend feature will cause the pump to temporarily suspend insulin delivery for two hours when the sensor glucose reaches a set threshold. Under some conditions of use the pump can suspend again resulting in very limited insulin delivery. Prolonged suspension can increase the risk of serious hyperglycemia, ketosis, and ketoacidosis. Before using the Threshold Suspend feature, it is important to read the Threshold Suspend information in the MiniMed 530G System User Guide and discuss proper use of the Threshold Suspend feature with your healthcare provider.

Comments

Sarah

Posted on Wed Mar 05 16:09:49 GMT 2014

Any post from a user perspective are the ones I value the most. I love hearing from Naomi and Karen. Both of their posts about starting on the Enlite have to be my favorites from them, but the most recent one from Mrs. Kitty is my absolute favorite of all time. She has so much determination and that alone is the most inspiring thing you can ever share.

Vincent Myers

Posted on Wed Mar 05 16:18:31 GMT 2014

I enjoy all the ones focusing on exercise. We can all improve wither the proper routine.

Joel

Posted on Thu Mar 06 20:56:20 GMT 2014

Sarah and Vince, thank you for sharing your favorite posts and themes with us! We are committed to delivering more of the content that our community wants to see, so keep checking back!

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