alerts and alarms Archive

5 Ways To Treat Low Blood Sugar

There are many ways I have treated a low blood glucose (BG) over the 10 plus years I have lived with type 1 diabetes, and I’ve determined how quickly my body reacts to particular items. Depending on my low, I use a different item to treat it, but always aim for 15 grams of

7 Holiday Diabetes Management Tips

In the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle, people with diabetes can have a mound of other stresses to contend with, such as blood sugar fluctuations as a direct result of a full calendar. Living with type 1 diabetes for over 25 years, MiniMed Ambassador, previous Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager and blogger

My Favorite CGM Feature: High and Low Predictive Alerts

As a busy wife, mother, and student, MiniMed Ambassador Alexis, gives some credit of her successful diabetes management to her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM). While insulin pump therapy changed her diabetes management, starting on CGM took her management to another level. Alexis shares her favorite CGM feature – High and Low

Nighttime With Threshold Suspend

Diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 8, before blood glucose (BG) meters, Donna Winchester monitored her BG through regular urine tests several times a day. Over 35 years later, she is now managing her diabetes with the MiniMed 530G with Enlite. Recently, Donna had a nighttime experience with Threshold Suspend she shares with

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