continuous glucose monitoring Archive

#TBT: The Best Advice Given After Diagnosed With Diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes can prompt a lot of questions, confusion, and uncertainty. Once a Throwback Thursday ago, we asked some of our friends in the community for the best advice they received when they were first diagnosed with diabetes. Here's what they shared. How about you? What's the best advice you were told

Why Sensor Glucose and Blood Glucose Won’t Always Match

Many of you have been wondering why the glucose number on your pump or CGM receiver doesn't always match the number on your meter. To help give you a better understanding, this video explains why the two values will rarely match and are expected to be different. Have questions after watching the video? Let

Technology #TBT: MiniMed 508 vs MiniMed 530G with Enlite

Kitty Castellini joined the Medtronic family in 2000 when she started using the MiniMed 508 insulin pump. As you may recall from her 50 Year Journey with Diabetes blog, Kitty underwent a pancreatic transplant in 2004, and for some time did not need an insulin pump to manage her diabetes. In 2013, Kitty's transplanted

Starting Insulin Pump Therapy: 8 Frequently Asked Questions

Certified Diabetes Educator pumper for 25 years, and person with type 1 diabetes for over 42 years, Dawna Sanchez, has trained many patients (including me!) on insulin pump therapy, and there have been some common themes that surface when she starts training. Today, Dawna is sharing her knowledge and experience with you, as both

Sensor Glucose and Blood Glucose: What’s the Difference?

Many of you have been wondering what the difference is between sensor glucose and blood glucose values. To help give you a better understanding, this video demonstrates and explains why the two values will rarely match and are expected to be different. Have questions after watching the video? Let us know in the comments