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5 Tips for a Smooth Transition to the MiniMed 670G System

I recently switched to the MiniMed™ 670G system with SmartGuard™ technology and I now trust that the system is working to help take care of me. I spend less time correcting highs and lows and don’t have to look at my CGM graphs as often. The MiniMed 670G system is the next step along

4 Tips for Finding the Best Diabetes Support Network

For more than two decades, I thought I had to handle my life with diabetes on my own. It didn’t occur to me that having a network of support would be beneficial to me. But as it turns out, having a support network has made me healthier, more engaged and informed, and less alone.

DiabetesSistersVoices: Gain Support and Help Research

As a patient living with diabetes, social media has become an important part of my life. It’s where I connect with others who have diabetes for support and advice. It’s where I learn about the newest technologies and innovations that can keep me healthy. It doesn’t take the place of my doctors, but it

Breaking From the Negative Emotions of Diabetes

Some might find it interesting, but there is a wad of dollar bills carefully tucked into the outside pocket of the pouch I use as my meter case. Each dollar represents a time I did a finger stick and my blood sugar was an even 100. I don’t remember exactly where or when I

How You Can Get Involved: Diabetes Blog Week 2016

When I started Diabetes Blog Week in 2010, I remember being unsure if anyone at all would be interested in participating. So it’s both thrilling and unexpected to be gearing up for the 7th annual edition! Through the years there have been some changes, but my main goal for the week remains consistent –