Senior Communications Specialist

Kendra Cassillo joined the Communications Team within the Diabetes Group at Medtronic in 2016. In her current role, Kendra provides ongoing strategic communications counsel around product updates and company news, as well as media and public relations across the Americas Region.

Kendra also has a personal connection to diabetes, as her husband lives with type 1 diabetes. Working within the Diabetes Group has allowed her to combine her personal passion for improving the lives of individuals dealing with diabetes with her career goals in the field of healthcare communications.

Kendra holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations, as well as minors in marketing and political science, from Syracuse University.

 

 


Overcoming COVID-19 with Type 1 Diabetes

For close to the past year we have all changed the way we live our lives — staying at home, seeing friends and family members outside from six feet away, and wearing masks whenever we are in public. Living with diabetes also heightens the anxiety around contracting COVID-19 since the virus may make it more […]Read More »

Love + Diabetes: Through the Highs & Lows

Jaime Cline is a Sr. Customer Service Supervisor on our 24-Hour Technical Support Team. She uses her unique perspective as someone living with type 1 diabetes and using the MiniMed 670G system to motivate her work and connect with others who call in for support with their diabetes technologies. James, Jaime’s husband, wanted to take […]Read More »

Sam Talbot Shares How CGM Is Changing His Life and Encourages Others to “Live More. Worry Less.”

Meet Sam Talbot, celebrity chef, author and entrepreneur. Sam has type 1 diabetes and has made significant contributions as an advocate to the community – through his bestselling cookbooks, as a founding member of Beyond Type 1 and most recently by spearheading our new “Live More. Worry Less.” campaign to raise awareness of diabetes technologies. […]Read More »

Medtronic Diabetes Future Leaders Scholarship Awarded to 10 Female STEM Majors

  This year we launched the Medtronic Diabetes Future Leaders Scholarship and awarded the scholarship to 10 women living with diabetes who are pursuing a STEM major. This scholarship will be awarded in collaboration with Diabetes Scholars, a Beyond Type 1 program aimed at empowering success through education for people living with type 1 diabetes. […]Read More »

Mandy Shares How Her Insulin Pump Supports Her Active Lifestyle — As a Flight Attendant, And This Summer, A Bride

Summer is here – and for many of us that means traveling, vacations and maybe even going to a wedding. Mandy, did all that this summer, and more. Mandy works as a flight attendant and travels all the time as part of her job. On top of that, she also got married earlier this summer […]Read More »

Medtronic and Tidepool Work Together on Interoperable Automated Insulin Pump System for Diabetes Management

  This afternoon we announced that we will be working with Tidepool to create an interoperable automated insulin pump system. This means that both companies will be working closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the regulatory process to garner approvals for the components needed for an interoperable system, including a future Bluetooth-enabled […]Read More »

Former Major League Baseball Pitcher, Jason Johnson, Shares How Wearing an Insulin Pump Changed His Game

Retired Major League Baseball pitcher, Jason Johnson, was the first player permitted to use an insulin pump out on the field while playing during a major league game. Jason recently sat down with Great Day, Tampa Bay to share how that shift in how he managed his diabetes gave him a better sense of control and […]Read More »