Monthly Archive: May 2012

mySentry For Grown-Ups

A few months ago I had two lows in the middle of the night which resulted in 6 Starbursts and 2 protein bar wrappers thrown on the floor next to my bed. The next morning my mom saw the wrappers and immediately told me how guilty she felt for not catching them. That day

Out With The Old, In With The New

Since starting on insulin pumps over 12 years ago, I have used almost every type of infusion set that has been made (along with almost every insulin pump, but that's another story). The last type of set I used was the Quick-Set for my Paradigm Revel pump. I liked it because the packaging was

Preparing For A Wet and Wild Summer

To date, one of the most popular blog posts here on the LOOP is the one I wrote about preventing moisture damage to your pump. I knew this was a big topic, but didn't realize it was that big! As summer approaches and many of us spend more time at the beach or out

When Diabetes Gets Me Down

The morning started out well enough. I put in a new infusion set before heading to work. Spent all morning in the 180s, despite multiple corrections. Sometimes that happens, so I didn't think too much of it. Then I had lunch. And bolused for all my carbs. Only my body didn't get the memo.

Teenage Dreams and a T1 Diagnosis

Today we're excited to introduce you to Katie Janowiak, who works for the Medtronic Foundation, our company's philanthropic arm. It's an exciting job, helping Medtronic employees get involved in the communities and causes we care about. But today she's here to share something personal - her diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes 15 years ago