Monthly Archive: August 2011

4 FAQs About Water Activities

We've been talking a lot this summer about summer vacations, repelling down waterfalls and preventing moisture damage to your pump. Today, we welcome back Amy Kellerman, a product specialist on our insulin delivery marketing team, to continue on that theme to talk about what to do with your pump and CGM for different water

Further Response to Insulin Pump Hacking

This week there have been additional stories about wireless tampering of insulin pumps and Medtronic's information security efforts. We wrote an initial blog but wanted to follow up with more information as it is important that you feel safe when wearing your device.

Back To School With Diabetes: Part 2

Today we continue with Part 2 of Dr. Dewan's post on using CareLink Personal Software in schools to better monitor students with diabetes throughout the day and improve communication between families, physicians and school nurses. Last time he talked about set-up and addressing roadblocks. In this entry, he talks about maximizing CareLink once it's

Back To School With Diabetes: Part 1

Today we're thrilled to feature a guest post from Dr. Asheesh Dewan, a pediatric endocrinologist from Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Dewan has worked with several parents and school administrators and nurses in the Las Vegas area to implement CareLink Personal Software in more than 50 schools to better monitor students with diabetes throughout the

Myth Vs. Fact: Weight Gain

One concern patients sometimes ask about before starting insulin pump therapy is weight gain. A common myth exists that going on a pump causes one to gain weight. While it is just a myth and using an insulin pump does not cause weight gain, many people taking insulin do gain weight. The question