Posted by LOOP Blog Editorial on January 3, 2024

Insulin injections vs. automated insulin delivery system

People living with diabetes can choose several treatment options. For those who are insulin-dependent, you may be considering either multiple daily injections (MDI) or an automated insulin delivery (AID) system. MDI therapy is a common treatment regimen for diabetes, typically consisting of three or more injections of insulin per day. AID systems deliver insulin through an insulin pump based on glucose levels received from a connected continuous glucose monitor (CGM). 

Posted by Sabrina Huda Sanchez on December 20, 2023

I switched to Medtronic
 

My name is Chris, a Medtronic Champion who’s been living with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. On the day of my diagnosis, I was admitted to the hospital, and the next day I was learning how to inject using an orange (apparently the peel is a great stand-in for human skin) before injecting myself for the first time later that day!

Posted by Jaime Cline on July 5, 2023

Educating my child about diabetes
 

I’m Jaime, a Medtronic employee, and a parent living with diabetes. 

We taught our daughter how to call 9-1-1 when she was three years old. 

We taught her that if “Mama ever fell down and didn’t get back up” that she needed to get some fruit snacks or juice and call 9-1-1 right away. 

She was three years old, and I was asking her to potentially save my life. 

Posted by Jaime Cline on June 7, 2023

5 Summer tips for people with diabetes
 

Hi everyone! I’m Jaime – a Medtronic employee and a personal expert at enjoying summer while living with type 1 diabetes. Summer brings a lot of things—vacations, time outdoors, water activities, family BBQs and much more. Here are 5 tips that I do to set myself up for success during the summer months!
 

Posted by Sabrina Huda Sanchez on April 18, 2023

Using his insulin pump to his advantage: Meet #MedtronicChampion Jean-Sébastien
 

Ultra-marathon runner Jean-Sébastien has lived with type 1 diabetes for most of his life. Over the years, he’s overcome several obstacles, but now he’s a proud #MedtronicChampion who spends his time giving back to the diabetes community while doing the thing he loves most — trail running. Here’s his story:

 

Posted by Sabrina Huda Sanchez on February 8, 2023

Overcoming obstacles to achieve his goals: Meet #MedtronicChampion Dalton
 

Meet Dalton, a sophomore at East Tennessee State University, track star, business major, and entrepreneur — he and his brother have their own lawn care business, and he recently started a new chapter in a fraternity at his school. He also lives with type 1 diabetes and is a proud #MedtronicChampion and Medtronic Ambassador. Here’s his story: