Monthly Archive: December 2012

Happy New Year from Medtronic!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing holiday season with family and friends. As we usher in the New Year, I'd like to take a moment to once again say, Thank You! Thank you to all of our readers for being a special part of our online community. Seeing you all come together

Our Favorite Support Blog Posts From 2012

All year long I have had the pleasure of writing a variety of support related blog posts here on The LOOP. While using technology to assist with a disease as complex as diabetes, there is an opportunity to learn something new every day.

Diabetes In India: Skills-Based Volunteering

Recently my friend Fran Kaufman, our Chief Medical Officer, contacted me to explain that Medtronic was piloting a skills-based volunteering program, Skills for Change. She asked if I would like to be part of a small global team travelling to Chennai, India for 3 weeks to focus on gestational and type 2 diabetes.

Prepping For The Holidays With Diabetes

It's that time of year again - the 8-week long flurry of festivity in the U.S. that we call "The Holidays". Feasts, travelling, gift-giving, joy (and stress) are big parts of the mix for many Americans. Of course, the celebrating can come with a few unique challenges if you live with diabetes. So, here's

A Part Of Me: Ashley On Wearing The MiniMed

Today we hear from Ashley, who discusses what life was like on injections and how she was worried an insulin pump would be a constant reminder of diabetes - to her and others around her. She talks about what life is really like now that she's on the MiniMed pump and how no one