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What you need to know about donating blood when you have diabetes

Donating blood is a selfless way to help others. A variety of medical conditions require regular blood transfusions — and regular blood donations make this possible. But people with diabetes should carefully consider any medical procedures involving blood, as their health depends on stable blood glucose and insulin levels. The good news is that

Insulin And Exercise

Exercising is one of the best things you can do for your body when you have diabetes. Just a little physical activity every day makes a big difference in your health, happiness, and your ability to manage blood sugar.  But, you may have questions about how to manage your insulin therapy before, during, and

Marking the 100-Year Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Almost 100 years ago, the first successful insulin shot was delivered to a 14-year-old boy. Since that day, insulin has become a bigger, if not the biggest, part of managing diabetes. Insulin  is now a life-saving medicine responsible for helping millions of people with diabetes manage their blood sugar. In short, the discovery of insulin was a milestone not just

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

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