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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

Tips for Parents: Back to School with Diabetes

You might remember Naomi from Perth, Australia from her blog post earlier this year. Today we’ve invited her back to talk about what’s top of mind for many of you: back to school! Naomi’s five-year-old son, Xavier, lives with T1D. And while the timing of the school semester and specific policies might vary from

Tips For Finding The Right Diabetes Camp For Your Child

As the school year winds down, we begin to think about all of the activities that come along with warm weather and the summer months. Sporting activities, sleepovers, and summer camp are things that always seem to be topics of conversation. For kids with diabetes, diabetes camp is a great opportunity to not only

2016 Las Vegas Diabetes UnConference Recap

The Diabetes UnConference is an unstructured conference which was recently held in Las Vegas and allows those in attendance to create and moderate the agenda throughout the course of the event. Attendees can ask and answer questions and learn from their peers on such topics as diabetes burnout, depression, sex, discrimination, financial issues, getting