Monthly Archive: May 2011

Tour de Cure: Medtronic Team Bikes To Support ADA

Today, we hear from our very own Jenny Simonson, an Associate Product Specialist who recently rode with the Medtronic team in the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Tour de Cure in Long Beach, Ca. The bike ride is just one of many events in which Medtronic employees participate to raise funds for non-profit organizations like

Life is Not Over, Just Altered

Today, we hear from John Berry, a dedicated firefighter from Texas, who doesn't let his diabetes stand in the way of his life-saving work. John talks to us about his "Ah-Ha" moment where he realized he needed to take better control of his health and some of the tools he now uses to manage

To our Valued Customers Recently Affected by the Tornadoes

As you know, Alabama and other southern states were recently devastated by what is being called one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. Nothing can quite prepare us for the effects that a natural disaster such as this will have on us. In the past year alone our world has seen its

Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy: “Healthy and Happy”

As most of you know, there was a time (not so very long ago) when women with type 1 diabetes were universally told they couldn't/shouldn't have children. Of course, we know that medical opinion on this topic has changed and physicians now tend to make recommendations about children based on each individual's health and

Research and Development at Medtronic: Driving Toward a Closed Loop System

Almost two years ago, I left my three-decade long position in academic medicine to come to Medtronic to be part of the effort to develop an artificial pancreas, a fundamental goal for all of us in diabetes research. With all of the work currently underway, Medtronic is committed to bringing innovation and advancement to