Monthly Archive: January 2012

How Does Professional CGM Work?

As you may have heard, we recently launched iPro2, the next-generation of our continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system used by physicians to help improve diabetes management. iPro2 includes a tiny, disposable glucose sensor and a small data recorder which automatically records glucose information every five minutes. Patients wear the small device while going about

How Do You Order Your Supplies?

As you all know, living with diabetes means dealing with a lot of stuff: insulin, glucose tabs, meters, test strips, reservoirs, tape, infusion sets, sensors, skin prep, the list goes on. And, of course, you have to keep on top of ordering all this stuff, since running out can be anywhere from inconvenient to

STAR 3 Clinical Trial Update

I have been excited to be a part of the STAR 3 clinical trial since becoming the Chief Medical Officer of Medtronic. The 12 month study phase results of Star 3, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that there was a significant reduction in A1C in those study participants using an

Parties

We all love to go to them. We laugh and have fun with family and friends. The LAST thing we want to be worried about is what our blood sugar may be doing that could be a potential party-pooper for us. So what do we do?

Lumps And Bumps From Insulin Therapy

Here at Medtronic, we get a lot of questions from customers about the lumps and bumps that may appear at injection sites. So, here's a Q&A on what these lumps are, why they occur and how to prevent them.