Monthly Archive: January 2016

High Or Low Blood Glucose Making You Cranky? Here’s Why

Mood changes can be a common experience in people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager Gina, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 39 years, addresses the affect blood sugar levels can have on your everyday emotions. The other day, I was driving and was

Cooler Weather Is Here! Remember Proper Insulin Storage

While it may be 72 and sunny here in Southern California, my Facebook feed is filled with snowy weather reports and ski jacket-clad friends from the East Coast and Midwest. So, with temperatures dropping, we thought…what better time to revisit one of Naomi’s great posts on proper insulin storage? Hope you find this as

Diabetes Care Kit for American Girl Dolls

When I was growing up, I had “Addy” the American Girl. I held on to her for years and recently gave her to my nieces so she can enjoy a second generation of family. I can’t imagine how it would have been if she had an insulin pump on her hip and a medical

10 Tips For Grocery Shopping With Diabetes

What’s the best way to navigate and make healthy choices in the grocery store that’ll help you better manage your diabetes? Medtronic Diabetes Senior Diabetes Clinical Manager, Stacey Rhea, RD, LDN, CDE, shares her top 10 grocery shopping tips for keeping your home stocked with the healthy foods you need to stick to your

5 Ways To Treat Low Blood Sugar

There are many ways I have treated a low blood glucose (BG) over the 10 plus years I have lived with type 1 diabetes, and I’ve determined how quickly my body reacts to particular items. Depending on my low, I use a different item to treat it, but always aim for 15 grams of