Monthly Archive: January 2015

A Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis: One Year Later

After working for Medtronic over 10 years (8 years in Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management Clinical and 2 years in Global IT Clinical Support), Philip became a diabetes customer and patient. Just before Thanksgiving 2013, he came down with a cold that seemed to never subside. Having been a generally healthy person, Philip was shocked

Preparing for a Baby: From a Dad-to-Be with Type 1 Diabetes

Editor’s Note: I am so excited to introduce you to our newest guest blogger, Chris Stocker, from The Life of a Diabetic, who has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 19. Originally from Pennsylvania, Chris resides in South Florida with his wife, Amanda. Managing his own search engine optimization (SEO) company,

5 Stages of Diabetes Acceptance

TuDiabetes blogger, Rick Phillips, has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years, and grew up with a mother and aunt with type 1 diabetes. In this time, he’s come to understand that diabetes is as much an emotional journey as a physical one. The emotional journey is often a twisted road

How To: Use CareLink Daily Summary Report

Questions often come up on the use of CareLink Personal therapy management software. This Web-based system brings together information from your insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor (CGM), blood glucose meter, and logbook, and organizes it into easy-to-read charts, graphs and tables. Once you are signed into CareLink and have uploaded your data, you can

From Type 1 Diabetes to IronMan: A Triathletes Journey

“Diabetes is just a disease. I wasn’t going to let it define me.” IronMan is one of the longest and most strenuous triathlons in the world, made up of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. It’s a challenging event for anyone and for someone with diabetes, it can