PF8A8698Cheryl Cormany was diagnosed with diabetes at 6-years-old. Even though she was diagnosed at a young age, she has thrived with diabetes through many stages of life. From childhood, to adolescence, through college and now as the mom of three boys she loves to share her diabetes journey with others.

In 2005 Cheryl found her way to a career helping others with diabetes when she joined Medtronic as an inside sales representative.  Her career has taken her through many facets of the company. She now serves as a clinical program specialist, working on educational programs for healthcare providers. She is happy to share some her diabetes experiences with the readers of the LOOP Blog.

Carb vs. Sugar: How to Understand Nutrition Labels

Growing up with Type 1 diabetes meant that much of my young life was spent hearing the quote “you can’t eat sugar.”  Typically, it was because it is the first thought people have when it comes to diabetes.  But there is so much more than sugars. Total carbohydrate grams are what help tell the whole […]Read More »

Diabetes is an Art

For this blog, I am joined by Stephanie Taff RD, CDE, to help weigh in on the clinical benefits of the Insulin to Carb Ratio feature. Diabetes is an Art, But Not Always a Science Do you ever feel like an artist painting a diabetes management masterpiece?  Just like artists, we need to be equipped […]Read More »

Using My Endocrinologist to Find My Healthcare Team

Has anyone else experienced the frustration of finding a new doctor outside of your endocrinologist? There are so many things that my endo can touch on medically, but we all know the importance of having a good Primary Care doctor, an ophthalmologist, a podiatrist, (if you are female) a gynecologist, and even having an urgent […]Read More »

4 Halloween Tips from a Person with Diabetes

Today we’re happy to share a new post from Medtronic team member and PWD, Cheryl. You might remember her past articles on topics ranging from superheros to juice boxes. We’re looking forward to adding Cheryl to our roster of guest bloggers, so you will hear more from her in the near future! A quick search […]Read More »

Why Putting My Kids First Means Putting My Diabetes First

Here’s the latest from one of our favorite busy moms with diabetes. In addition to being a great asset to the Education team at Medtronic, Cheryl and her husband are kept on their toes by three beautiful boys. Work and home are hectic, but today she shares one very valuable “aha moment” about managing her […]Read More »

Teaching My Children About My Diabetes

Today we're bringing back another blog from one of our community favorites, Cheryl, a Medtronic employee, person with diabetes, and a mom! Diabetes is a family disease, and no one knows that more than someone who lives with it every day. Today, Cheryl opens up with The LOOP on what it's been like to educate her children about what's involved with her diabetes management.Read More »

Diabetes And Healthy Living For My Family

Hey LOOP readers, you heard from my friend Cheryl back in November with her guest blog, Superhero, or Something Like It and today she is back for more. As a reminder, she's not only a person with diabetes and Medtronic employee, she's also a busy mom with two kids. Today she shares her insight on the impact a diagnosis can have on a family, specifically how her diabetes has changed the way she has raised her children.Read More »

Superhero, Or Something Like It

It is not uncommon to walk through the halls during work at the diabetes business unit of Medtronic and recognize insulin pump tubing coming out of someone's pocket. Today, I want you to meet Cheryl, a person with diabetes for 26 years and Medtronic employee for the last six years. She is also a busy wife and mom of two kids who finds passion in encouraging women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and motherhood.Read More »