Life Changes, Our Support Doesn’t
Life is full of big moments, and with a little planning and some proactive steps, you’ll be ready to embrace them. Here are some guidelines for effectively managing your diabetes during important life events.
You are now considered an adult. According to the Medtronic Privacy Practices, after you turn 18 we need your permission to speak to someone other than yourself.
Off to College
When you leave for college, you’ll be adapting to new schedules, new friends, and a new lifestyle. Make your transition easier for you and your family.
Living on Your Own
Living on your own? Make a plan for how to obtain emergency supplies, order new supplies, discuss your diabetes with friends, and adjust to new eating situations.
Starting a New Job
Take a moment to review some guidelines on health benefits, insurance, adapting to new schedules, and talking to your boss about your diabetes.
If you are eligible for Medicare insurance, you may be able to apply for Medicare Part B benefits for your insulin pump and diabetes supplies (reservoirs, infusion sets, lancets, and test strips).
In the Hospital
If you need to be in a hospital for a planned visit, extended stay, emergency, or during surgery, you will need to know what to do with your device to avoid equipment interference. For guidelines, refer to the Equipment Interference Checklist.
Are you the parent of a child with diabetes? Find out about managing your child’s diabetes in different situations.