Insulin Pumps And Continuous Glucose Monitoring Book Winners!

Insulin Pumps And Continuous Glucose Monitoring Book Winners! | The LOOP Blog

I would like to take a moment to first thank everyone for the wonderful diabetes management tips submitted on our Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring blog by Dr. Francine Kaufman. As you know, everyone who submitted a tip was automatically entered in to a drawing to win 1 of 10 copies of her new book, Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User’s Guide To Effective Diabetes Management.

Before I announce the winners, I want to first tell you how we went about selecting them. In similar fashion to how we chose the winner for our Win a Trip to Los Angeles contest on Facebook, we used to enter the total number of entries and generate winning numbers, which corresponded to numbers assigned to individual comments.

So, the winners of the book are…

1. Carol Byrd

“Looks like a great resource. As a mom with a new pumper, my tip would be- bolus before meals. It’s pretty easy to come up with a common amount to get started with and bolus more if needed.”

2. Mary Christy

“The best diabetes management tip I know is to educate yourself. Talk to specialists, ask questions, read all you can stand about controlling your disease, so that you can feel well and have the energy to enjoy your life.”

3. Megan Duckett

“I have found eating a protein bar (10 or more grams of protein) before my 3-5 mile runs helps to keep me from bottoming out during the run.”

4. Jayne Evans

“Type 2 Diabetic still using Insulin pens with mixed results. Would love to have one of these books both for myself and my granddaughter who has TI. Thanks so much.”

5. Karen Ingram

“My 15 year old Type 1 diabetic son has been on the pump for four months now and loves it. He loves not having to carry around needles and pens. One tip we have to share is to change your site more frequently if you are out it hot weather a lot.”

6. Helen Johnson

“I have had T1 diabetes for 41 years and been on a insulin pump for about 30 years. I got a CGM a couple of years ago. It was the best thing I have ever done. If you get low blood sugars, I strongly suggest getting a CGM that will alert you if your BS is dropping.”

7. Julie Penndorf

“I look forward to reading this book! I’ve had my pump for 10 years and can’t imagine life without it, especially in regard to being pregnant and having children. Pumping has enabled me to complete one healthy pregnancy and now I am in the middle of another. Very thankful!”

8. Mike R.

“My wife needs to learn how to better manage her BG.”

9. Sharon Blutcher

“I have a Medtronic pump and have been pumping for 9 years. A few months ago I started with the CGM, since starting the CGM my blood sugars have been much better and have not had as many low’s either plus my A1C went down, not that it was real high to begin with. Thanks to my Dr’s they have taught me how to adjust my basal for high activity exercises. Would love to learn more about the CGM and what it can do for me.”

10. Deanna Bohn

“Can’t wait to see this book. My daughter is a Type I Diabetic, but still taking insulin with pen needle. Being a teenager, she would like to try the pump to have more freedom from her schedule. Unfortunately, her father refuses to even discuss it with her doctor and due to legal reasons, both parents have to agree before the doctor can even talk to her about the pump. I can only hope, when she turns 18 and can make her own decisions, she can use this book to guide her. I plan on reading your book in order to help my daughter make the right chose for her. Thank you and Emily Westfall for taking time to write about such an important topic.”

All of the winners have already been contacted and their books have been sent out. Thanks again to everyone who participated. Keep an eye out for our next give-away!


– Medtronic Diabetes insulin infusion pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems and associated components are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks associated with the use of these systems.
– Successful operation of the insulin infusion pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring systems requires adequate vision and hearing to recognize alerts and alarms.

Medtronic Diabetes Insulin Infusion Pumps

– Insulin pump therapy is not recommended for individuals who are unable or unwilling to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day.
– Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately.

Medtronic Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems

– The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a home glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick is required prior to treatment.
– Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected.

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