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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

How the MiniMed 670G System is Helping This High School Freshman Reach New Heights

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Andrew. His story was recently shared with me via a news article about a charity event that he’s involved with each year. I was really inspired because, if I look back and remember being a 15-year-old high school freshman, I don’t think I even had an ounce of

How Being in Control Helps Me Be a Superhero Mom

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Medtronic Diabetes Ambassador, Melanie, to share her story! Q. Share a little bit about yourself. A. I’m a mom, wife, and social worker. I live in Pennsylvania. My son plays hockey, so my weekends are filled with traveling for hockey. I am very active with my local

What I Want my Daughter to Know About My Diabetes

To My Daughter, Diabetes is a complicated disease. There’s a lot to know. What’s your blood sugar range? What’s a bolus, a basal, an A1C? What about insulin pumps? It can be difficult to keep track of it all. But there’s something even more difficult than counting carbs. Explaining my diabetes to you, my

4 Halloween Tips from a Person with Diabetes

Today we’re happy to share a new post from Medtronic team member and PWD, Cheryl. You might remember her past articles on topics ranging from superheros to juice boxes. We’re looking forward to adding Cheryl to our roster of guest bloggers, so you will hear more from her in the near future! A quick