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Living with Type 1 Diabetes: A Veteran’s Story

In the spirit of showing gratitude for all those who have served in the military on this Veteran’s Day, we asked Medtronic Ambassador Spencer to share his story about living with type 1 diabetes as a veteran. Q. Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Spencer, and I’m

Steroids And Diabetes: The Effect On Your Glucose Levels

One of the most popular blogs of all time here at The LOOP is on steroid usage and diabetes, so we wanted to bring it back to you along with some new tips.  [Originally published August 27, 2015—Updated October 29th, 2020.] There are various reasons that people take steroid medications. Reasons include bone or

Back to School with Type 1 Diabetes

It’s a time of year parents usually look forward to—the beginning of the school year. But this year, many parents and students are facing anxiety and uncertainty during the unprecedented circumstances of the continuing global pandemic and what it will mean for the school system. For our Medtronic Diabetes Ambassador, Amy, who is a

Sam Talbot’s Favorite Snacks

Along with family time and fireworks, Fourth of July weekend may involve a lot of snacking. We asked Chef Sam Talbot to share some of his favorite snacks to give our community some creative inspiration. These are all incredibly simple to make, with just a few classic ingredients that you might already have in

Lumps And Bumps From Insulin Therapy

Here at Medtronic, we get a lot of questions from customers about the lumps and bumps that may appear at injection sites. So, here's a Q&A on what these lumps are, why they occur and how to prevent them.