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Marking the 100-Year Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Almost 100 years ago, the first successful insulin shot was delivered to a 14-year-old boy. Since that day, insulin has become a bigger, if not the biggest, part of managing diabetes. Insulin  is now a life-saving medicine responsible for helping millions of people with diabetes manage their blood sugar. In short, the discovery of insulin was a milestone not just

Celebrating the Holidays as a Person Living with Diabetes

  The holiday season is a special time for everyone, no matter how you’re celebrating. We get together with others, reconnect with friends and family—and stuff ourselves silly on seasonal treats. If you have diabetes, you may be wondering how you can successfully manage your blood sugar and insulin treatment schedule (if applicable) with all that holiday

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