Monthly Archive: February 2013

The LOOP Celebrates Its 2nd Blogaversary

When we started the LOOP blog two years ago, it was our first significant step forward into the world of social media. Since then, we have started our Twitter and Facebook communities and we are so pleased with how engaged and united each of you has been. Today marks the two year blogaversary

Optimizing Diabetes Management: 3 Layers Of CGM Alerts

With diabetes, it's extremely important to know where your blood glucose is, where it's going, and how fast it's getting there. Today, Kristin Baker, a CGM Product Specialist here at Medtronic joins us to talk about three types of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alerts to help with that information ? Threshold, Predictive, and Rate

Meet Jack: 13 And Living With Diabetes

Regardless of age, the decision to use an insulin pump to help manage diabetes is a huge decision for both the person of diabetes and their loved ones. We recently sat down with 13-year-old Jack to talk about his decision to go on the pump and how it's affected his day-to-day diabetes management. To

The Scary Experience Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Today, we're excited to share with you another guest blog from Katie Janowiak, who works for the Medtronic Foundation, our company's philanthropic arm. When she first told me her story about food poisoning and Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), I knew others could benefit from hearing it as well. Thanks Katie for your openness and allowing

When To Tell Your Valentine About Your Diabetes

It's one thing to be open with family and friends about diabetes and the impact it has on your life, but what happens when you start dating someone? Many people wonder when is the right time to share with a significant (or potentially significant) other about life with diabetes. In honor of Valentine's Day