Monthly Archive: March 2016

Haiti 2016: Finding Hope Among Poverty, Political Turmoil And Diabetes

Our 6th annual trip to Haiti has begun, and we are at our 5th camp for children with diabetes. We are in a new venue for camp – a girl’s primary school with old chalk boards, desks (we barely fit), and sun, heat and bugs (there are mainly flies, fleas and nits/gnats, not the

5 Tips For Traveling With Diabetes

For 15 years MiniMed Ambassador, Jonni Lightfoot, has traveled all over the planet with diabetes as the bass player and bandleader for the band, Air Supply. You may remember him from previous guest blogs such as Rock N Roll Road Trip With Diabetes and A Little Help from a Friend: How I Started Insulin Pump Therapy.

2016 Las Vegas Diabetes UnConference Recap

The Diabetes UnConference is an unstructured conference which was recently held in Las Vegas and allows those in attendance to create and moderate the agenda throughout the course of the event. Attendees can ask and answer questions and learn from their peers on such topics as diabetes burnout, depression, sex, discrimination, financial issues, getting

Introducing The i-Port Advance Injection Port

You may know Medtronic for insulin pumps and CGM, but we aspire do much more. We’re broadening our focus to be a more holistic diabetes company and our desire is to meet the needs of the millions of people globally impacted by diabetes. We will continue to strive to provide solutions for people with

The Effects Of Alcohol On People With Diabetes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As many of you know, this is a holiday recognized globally to celebrate the Irish culture. Festivities might include vibrant cultural festivals, wearing shamrocks and the color green, or drinking green beer. Speaking of alcohol, watch my video with a few tips on how it affects people with diabetes: For