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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

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

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

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

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