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New CGM Coverage for Medicare customers

We know that for those with Medicare coverage, it’s been long awaited to have the Medtronic integrated continuous glucose monitor (CGM) covered, and we’re thrilled to announce that the wait is over. Medicare has officially expanded to include CGMs that integrate with Medtronic insulin pumps. “This is a very important benefit expansion for our

Balancing Diabetes and Exercise

Whether you learned it from a movie or a CNN report, you probably know exercise releases endorphins—a pivotal hormone in your body’s reaction to pain and stress that is essential to your health. What’s more, aerobic exercise is the baseline for a robust metabolism and one of the building blocks of a balanced lifestyle.

Marking the 100-Year Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Almost 100 years ago, the first successful insulin shot was delivered to a 14-year-old boy. Since that day, insulin has become a bigger, if not the biggest, part of managing diabetes. Insulin  is now a life-saving medicine responsible for helping millions of people with diabetes manage their blood sugar. In short, the discovery of insulin was a milestone not just

How You Can Get Involved: Diabetes Blog Week 2016

When I started Diabetes Blog Week in 2010, I remember being unsure if anyone at all would be interested in participating. So it’s both thrilling and unexpected to be gearing up for the 7th annual edition! Through the years there have been some changes, but my main goal for the week remains consistent –

Introducing The i-Port Advance Injection Port

You may know Medtronic for insulin pumps and CGM, but we aspire do much more. We’re broadening our focus to be a more holistic diabetes company and our desire is to meet the needs of the millions of people globally impacted by diabetes. We will continue to strive to provide solutions for people with