Senior Social Media Specialist
Amanda Griswold started working for Medtronic in 2005, after graduating with a degree in Journalism. She’s held a variety of roles including sales, professional relations and marketing. During this time she also obtained her MBA.
Amanda became personally involved with diabetes when she met her husband, who has type 1 diabetes, in 2008. They have a unique story about how they met, which you can read about here. Since she knows how diabetes affects someone, she’s passionate about making life easier while living with diabetes, from products on the market to customer service.
Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.
Meeting people with diabetes is always so inspirational. Sometimes I can barely keep my head straight with three children and a career. But, people living with diabetes, not only have that, they also have diabetes that they have to think about 24/7. One theme I hear over and over is how exercise really helps […]Read More »
Heading back to school is an exciting time, but it can require additional preparation if you have a child with diabetes. Today, we’ve asked MiniMed Ambassador, Chris, to talk about how he helps prepare for sending his son, Christian to school. As a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, the beginning of […]Read More »
I’m always inspired by our MiniMed Ambassadors. A group of people who don’t let diabetes hold them back. Recently, Ambassador Phyllis, went on a safari in South Africa. She of course had her MiniMed 670G system with her throughout the trip. We asked Phyllis to share some of her special photos with our community along […]Read More »
Many of us have very different routines when it comes to the summer. For MiniMed Ambassador, Addie, it’s no different. Read her goals this summer, while she manages her diabetes with the MiniMed 630G system and takes some time to enjoy everything she didn’t get a chance to during her first year of college! Like […]Read More »
It’s been so exciting to see some of our MiniMed Ambassadors transition to the MiniMed 670G system as part of the Customer Training Phase. It’s also been interesting to hear how many of them have had to shift their thinking when it comes to starting on the system. Today, hear from Ambassador, Phyllis, on what […]Read More »
You might remember MiniMed Ambassador, Chris, from some of his previous blogs. Today, Chris, who uses the MiniMed 530G system has some tips about exercising with an insulin pump and how to get the most out of your time playing sports. Editor’s Note: If you’ve recently transitioned to our MiniMed 670G system, note that when […]Read More »
You might remember MiniMed Ambassador, Chris from his previous blog about Dating with Diabetes. These past few months Chris has been studying abroad and today shares with us his thoughts about traveling with diabetes and wearing an insulin pump and CGM. Diabetes should never get in the way of your ability to explore the world. […]Read More »
I love to hear inspiring stories about how people living with diabetes persevere and don’t let anything, including their diabetes hold them back. That’s why when I heard about Michael Carroll travelling to Antarctica, I couldn’t wait to have him share his story with us. Antarctica is called the “Harsh Continent” with good reason. Its […]Read More »
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we recently asked our MiniMed Ambassadors if they had any tips to give to all of the significant others out there, living with someone who has diabetes. I have to say, as I read through some of these a part of me got a little teary-eyed. My husband and I […]Read More »
From infusion sets and reservoirs, to sensors, test strips, tapes, prep wipes, and even batteries for your insulin pump – it may sometimes seem like the list of supplies you need to keep track of is never-ending. We have an easy solution to making sure you have most of your diabetes supplies covered. You can […]Read More »
Today, we’re introducing you to a REAL MiniMed pumper who is featured on our website. Meet MiniMed Ambassador Jonni Lightfoot. Jonni allowed our photographers to follow him around for a day, so we could get some shots of what his daily life typically looks like. Jonni is a professional musician and travels around 220 days […]Read More »
Meet MiniMed Ambassador, Caroline Smyth. She’s a young college student who appreciates the new design of the MiniMed 630G system. Hear what she has to say about her latest experience. My experience on an insulin pump started about 2 years after my diagnosis with diabetes. Imagine a 12 year-old and a device that sort […]Read More »
David Norris was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during the fall semester of his freshman year of college in 2013. He started his diabetes management with insulin injections but a few months later started insulin pump therapy with the MiniMed® 530G with Enlite. Fast forward four years and David is now a college senior, experienced […]Read More »
We’re a big fan of all the pictures we see from MiniMed Ambassador, Justina McConnell, that feature her new MiniMed 630G system. Especially because she makes it all look so easy (which we know it’s not)! Enjoy these and also check our Instagram page in November where Justina will be taking over. I’m a wife, […]Read More »
Being sick can be a real drag, even more so if you have diabetes. Managing your diabetes when you’re under the weather can be tricky, so we asked some of our MiniMed Ambassadors to share their sick day management tips. Here are 6 tips they shared that may help you manage your diabetes sick days. What tips […]Read More »
Dating can be hard! Dating while living with diabetes can be even more nerve-wracking. Today, I’d like to introduce you to, MiniMed Ambassador, Chris Fernandes. Chris has been living with type 1 diabetes since he was 9 years old and is now away at college and very active in sports and Greek life. He shares […]Read More »