diabetes advocacy Archive

Haiti 2016: Finding Hope Among Poverty, Political Turmoil And Diabetes

Our 6th annual trip to Haiti has begun, and we are at our 5th camp for children with diabetes. We are in a new venue for camp – a girl’s primary school with old chalk boards, desks (we barely fit), and sun, heat and bugs (there are mainly flies, fleas and nits/gnats, not the

Welcoming Our Diabetes Doesn’t Stop Me Contest Winner

What #DiabetesDoesntStopMe means to me We recently launched the #DiabetesDoesntStopMe Instagram contest where we asked you to share photos to define this hashtag. We received fantastic submissions and selected a random winner, Katie Sterner. Katie submitted photos ranging from a kiss under the Eiffel tower to a post-Zumba workout selfie. We were inspired by

Awards Season, Diabetes-Style

It’s been an exciting award season for film and music but we believe that the diabetes community has important categories to recognize, too! So we recently asked our community to vote for their favorites in a variety of categories and here are the big winners. Best Supporting Character: Your Online Crew aka the Online

Reflecting On 5 Years In The Diabetes Online Community

Today we’re recognizing the 5th anniversary of this blog and the start of our social media program here at Medtronic Diabetes! It’s been an amazing experience for the entire team and we all want to thank you for being a special of this community. While today so many of you find us through other

Living Well With Diabetes? Show Us How And Enter Our Instagram Contest!

Managing diabetes is difficult and requires a lot of work every day. But you know that it doesn’t have to hold you back. Part of diabetes awareness means letting friends, family and the general public know that you can live well with this disease and chase your dreams – whatever those dreams may be.