Monthly Archive: June 2011

6 Tips For A July 4th Celebration

July 4th is a great time to celebrate our nation's independence with friends and family, outdoor activities and (of course) food. As Americans, this is a holiday where we traditionally love to go big. If you have diabetes, a little restraint and planning might be in order, but there's no reason you can't go

An Amazing Race With The Help Of A Diabetes Educator

Meet the inspirational Natalie Strand, winner of the Amazing Race 17. Natalie proved to millions of viewers that diabetes does not have to hold you back from anything! A while back, Natalie gave a great interview to Diabetes Mine about her reality TV experience. Today, she talks to The LOOP about the important role

Going For Gold

Today, meet 19-year-old Ross McDonald. Though diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, Ross continues to chase his dream of winning an Olympic Gold Medal. Now a two-time Massachusetts State Champion in the pole vault and a member of the University of Southern California's track team, Ross credits diabetes for teaching

Will I Look Weird Naked?

Meet Maggie Hunts - international speaker, comedian, singer, and author. Having lived with diabetes for more than 25 years, Maggie travels the world sharing her experiences and showing others that you can live a happy and healthy life with diabetes. With her sense of humor and openness to tackle just about any subject,

Have you Met Lenny Yet?

Today we welcome Stephen Gray, Marketing Associate at Medtronic, who's swinging by The LOOP to introduce you to his courageous friend Lenny the Lion ? just in case you haven't had the chance to meet him yet. As Stephen will tell you, Lenny's a busy cat with a lot of friends, including Meri Schuhmacher