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Overcoming COVID-19 with Type 1 Diabetes

For close to the past year we have all changed the way we live our lives — staying at home, seeing friends and family members outside from six feet away, and wearing masks whenever we are in public. Living with diabetes also heightens the anxiety around contracting COVID-19 since the virus may make it

WINTERTIME ROUNDUP: HOLIDAY EDITION

December can be a very busy month when many people celebrate various holidays, spend time with family and friends near and far, and/or ring in the New Year. It can be a lot of excitement and a lot to think about ? in addition to thinking about diabetes! So we rounded up a few

Steroids And Diabetes: The Effect On Your Glucose Levels

One of the most popular blogs of all time here at The LOOP is on steroid usage and diabetes, so we wanted to bring it back to you along with some new tips.  [Originally published August 27, 2015—Updated October 29th, 2020.] There are various reasons that people take steroid medications. Reasons include bone or

Understanding Time in Range

Today, we invited Medtronic Medical Affairs Manager, Kevin Kelleher, MSHI, RN, CDCES, who is also a father to a child living with type 1 diabetes, to break down what Time in Range is and why you should care about it. As a car enthusiast, I often use cars as examples when explaining clinical terms.

Back to School with Type 1 Diabetes

It’s a time of year parents usually look forward to—the beginning of the school year. But this year, many parents and students are facing anxiety and uncertainty during the unprecedented circumstances of the continuing global pandemic and what it will mean for the school system. For our Medtronic Diabetes Ambassador, Amy, who is a