diabetes advocacy Archive

10 Ways To Raise Diabetes Awareness This November (And Why It Matters)

The biggest month for diabetes awareness activities is only a few days away, and it’s the perfect time to raise your voice to increase awareness about diabetes! You might ask: Why? How does more awareness meaningfully impact the lives of people with diabetes? The question is a good one, but the answer is simple.

MasterLab 2015: Raising Voices For Diabetes Advocacy

We had a great time sponsoring the second annual MasterLab Diabetes Advocates conference again this year in Orlando. Hosted by the Diabetes Hands Foundation, this event brings together leaders from across the diabetes community to speak and learn about diabetes advocacy. Wanting to provide advocates in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) the tools to

Medicare CGM Access Act Of 2015: The Next Step To Reach Our Goal

For more than a year, Medtronic has been engaged in a coalition effort to support legislation that will expand coverage for diabetes therapies under Medicare. As you know, Medicare does not yet cover CGM devices, leaving seniors with diabetes without access to this technology. We have received a lot of customer feedback about this and

Introducing the MiniMed Ambassadors Program

Our customers often tell us how much they love their MiniMed insulin pump and CGM and how it helps them manage their diabetes, allowing them to focus on the things in life that matter most (family, friends, adventures etc.). But they also tell us that the decision to choose pump therapy was a big

The Power of Peer-to-Peer Advocacy

Editor’s Note: I am so excited to introduce you to our newest guest blogger, Scott E, from Rolling in the D, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years. His wife and two sons are most important in his life, and Scott enjoys playing an active role in the online diabetes