Getting the Most out of SmartGuard Auto Mode

Anyone living with diabetes or who knows someone with diabetes has a “diabetes story.” As a diabetes educator, I often want to hear from people living with diabetes and their stories of when they were first diagnosed. Perhaps you’re thinking of yours right now! Although it is only a tiny glimpse of your journey with

Posted on 2021-07-08 01:29:03 by Katie Schmitz

How the MiniMed 770G system is Helping One Family Live More and Worry Less

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Crystal. Crystal had two children diagnosed with diabetes within a year of each other! Today, she shares how Medtronic helped her family adjust and how the MiniMed 770G system is making life a little easier for them.   My husband, Tim, and I have been married for 17

Posted on 2021-06-24 04:12:23 by Katie Schmitz

Fun in the Sun with Diabetes Devices

Summer is here, and with the sunshine and hot days comes sweat, sunscreen, and sand. Here are some things to consider regarding diabetes management during this time of year.   Keeping your sensor or infusion set in place: Heat and perspiration can compromise adhesive, and it can be a challenge to keep insulin pump sites

Posted on 2021-06-16 06:53:17 by Naomi Kingery

Having a Child on the MiniMed 770G system—A Q&A with Natasha

When three-year-old Mason isn’t running around as fast as Sonic the Hedgehog, his family is helping to manage his type 1 diabetes. When Mason was diagnosed at 16 months old, his mom Natasha, jumped in and learned everything possible about how to help him feel good and live a full life. I sat down with

Posted on 2021-06-10 12:11:00 by Katie Schmitz

Dealing with Sticky Situations: Tape Tips and Site Management

Today we’ve invited Miranda Lowery, a Clinical Territory Manager at Medtronic, to share her tips for tape and site management. Miranda also has personal experience living with type 1 diabetes and uses the MiniMed 770G system. She’s lives in Georgia and knows a thing or two about the need for extra tape, especially when the

Posted on 2021-04-30 16:13:55 by Naomi Kingery

Jordan Hicks Shares on His Success Both On and Off the Baseball Field

Meet Jordan Hicks, major league baseball pitcher with one of the ‘fastest pitches in MLB history’, at 105.1 mph. In addition to kicking off the 2021 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, Jordan is also focusing on becoming an advocate for the diabetes community, since he’s living with type 1 diabetes himself. We are excited

Posted on 2021-04-19 13:39:30 by Kendra Cassillo

Getting Started with the MiniMed 770G System: Rachel’s Story

Today, we’d like to introduce you to, Medtronic Ambassador, Rachel, who recently started using the MiniMed 770G system. Hear from her on how having her diabetes information at her fingertips has made an impact on her life. Let me set the scene. I’m at a business dinner wearing a casual, black, one-piece dress. Like most

Posted on 2021-04-15 15:17:58 by Amanda Griswold

Top 5 Tips for CGM Success

Gone are the days of checking your glucose levels through urine. For many, continuous glucose monitors (CGM) have become a common staple in helping to managing diabetes. With all technology though, there are keys to success that can help improve your experience when using a CGM. Based on customer feedback and input from the pros,

Posted on 2021-03-30 01:48:15 by Amanda Griswold

Top Tips for Your Medical Device Apps

In today’s world, people manage almost everything in their lives on their smartphone. So, why should managing your diabetes be any different? We’re thrilled to bring you smartphone apps with the MiniMed 770G system, Guardian Connect CGM, and the InPen smart pen. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting the most out

Posted on 2021-02-25 19:56:36 by Katie Schmitz

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

Posted on 2021-02-18 16:13:41 by Kendra Cassillo