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living with diabetes Archive

My Experience with Every Medtronic Infusion Set

Naomi is a Medtronic employee. Thoughts and opinions are her own, and individual results may vary. Whether I’m rearranging the furniture or getting a new hairstyle, change is something that I welcome! After getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, my life became structured very quickly which made me want

What you need to know about donating blood when you have diabetes

Donating blood is a selfless way to help others. A variety of medical conditions require regular blood transfusions — and regular blood donations make this possible. But people with diabetes should carefully consider any medical procedures involving blood, as their health depends on stable blood glucose and insulin levels. The good news is that

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.

Avoid Frozen Insulin: Tips for Cold Weather

Whether you like to hit the slopes snowboarding or skiing, hike up the windswept trails of a snowy mountain, or simply sit outside with a cup of hot cocoa—there’s always something to do outdoors in the winter. If you’re living with diabetes or if you have diabetes, you might have to venture out into the

Spotting hidden sugars

Managing sugar and carb consumption is an important part of living with diabetes. However, sometimes it’s not obvious how much sugar is in the food we eat. Here are some of the ways to spot “hidden” sugars. Sugar by another name  Whether it’s used to make a food product or added to make food