continuous glucose monitoring Archive

CGM Sensor: 10 Support Tips to Know

Last month, we ran 10 support tips to know about your insulin pump, and this month we’re bringing you 10 support tips for your Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). What other support tips would you like to see in the future? Let us know in the comments below. Did you know… 1. When inserting your

Diagnosis Didn’t End the Run: Congratulations 2014 Global Heroes

Running long distances was never supposed to be easy, and it becomes even harder when your body becomes a barrier. For runners diagnosed with medical conditions, this is a reality. It’s so inspiring to see those impacted by medical technology overcome everyday hurdles, and each year, Medtronic hosts the Global Heroes program to celebrate

In The First Few Hours of a New Sensor

Ever wonder what happens during those first few hours of your new sensor wear? What’s happening to the sensor, and why do you have to wait two hours before you start getting sensor readings? While it may be tempting to want a shorter initialization time frame, it’s important to follow the steps you learned

How To: Calibrate Your CGM System

When it comes to using continuous glucose monitors (CGM), there are a few pieces of information you learned during training that can impact your experience using the MiniMed 530G with Enlite. We recently asked some of our customers what CGM concept they needed a refresher course on, and the concept we heard consistently was

Mark Krukar’s Top 5 Faves about MiniMed 530G with Enlite

Like many who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 40-plus years ago, Mark Krukar spent a week in the hospital and was told he would have to take insulin shots every day for the rest of his life. In the early years, Mark did little to manage his diabetes, leading him to a disturbing