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diabetes technology Archive

Creating an Artificial Pancreas: Q&A with Carolyn Schmitz

Over the past three years, head of Research and Development (R&D) for the Insulin Delivery Closed Loop group, Carolyn Schmitz, has helped bring engineering solutions to insulin delivery products, paving the pathway toward an artificial pancreas. Passionate about helping the diabetes community, Carolyn and her team are committed to delivering diabetes technology that improves

Mark Krukar’s Top 5 Faves about MiniMed 530G with Enlite

Like many who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 40-plus years ago, Mark Krukar spent a week in the hospital and was told he would have to take insulin shots every day for the rest of his life. In the early years, Mark did little to manage his diabetes, leading him to a disturbing

#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

Starting Insulin Pump Therapy: Why Wait?

Considering insulin pump therapy, but on the fence about wearing one? Pumper since age 17 and person with type 1 diabetes for 37 years, Cindy Tenney, encourages you not to wait. Watch the video to find out why.

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