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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Halloween For Kids With Diabetes

Today we welcome back Allison Blass as a guest blogger at The LOOP. In this post, she's digging up some childhood trick-or-treat memories and offering up some advice to D-parents about making Halloween fun for kids with diabetes. Also, whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, there's still time to enter your

Happy Halloween! Remember To Turn In Your Costume Entries

Happy Halloween! We're sure you are excited about dressing up for Halloween this weekend. When you do, don't forget to take pics for The LOOP Halloween Costume Contest and email them to loopblog@medtronic.com long with a 300-word summary of your get-up by the 31st. We're giving prizes for our favorite three and top prize

Insulin Pump Security Update

You may have heard recently about computer security professionals demonstrating ways insulin pumps can be wirelessly tampered with or "hacked." I'd like to share with you the facts, update you on the progress Medtronic is making in this area, and provide you with some steps you can take to protect yourself.

Living on My Own With Diabetes

Today we hear from Nicole Purcell. She's had type 1 diabetes for nearly 30 years and, just recently, begun living on her own without parents or roommates for the first time ? a scary but exciting new journey . If you have any tips for Nicole or others in her situation, please share in

My Personal Best, Motivated by Diabetes

On Sunday, October 2, I ran the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. This was the 30th running of the "most beautiful marathon in America" and Medtronic's new CEO Omar Ishrak spoke to the 8,500 marathon runners and 7,500 TC 10-mile runners, priming us just before the start. It was great to have him kick it