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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

Tips From A DMom For An Athletic Child

Oftentimes the bond between a child with diabetes and their parents can be extremely special and this story is no exception! Meet Jane and Mac, the dynamic mother-son-duo. Mac was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 9 and began on a Medtronic insulin pump soon after. He is now an active

Off To Boarding School With Diabetes

Earlier this year we introduced you to Ed Monas, who you learned has many titles, two of which are Director of Sales Initiatives and Distributor Operations here at Medtronic and "diabetes dad." Ed and his wife Linda have a son Grey who has had type 1 diabetes since he was 10 months old.

From Resenting To Accepting My Diabetes

When I met Amanda Bauer online through the diabetes community and found out she has diabetes and LOVES her pink insulin pump and pink mio infusion set, I knew that we would become fast friends since we have that in common! That's exactly what happened with Amanda and me. Amanda is 20 years old,

Prepping For Prom With An Insulin Pump

The great group of friends, check. The corsage, check. The special dress, check. Where to wear an insulin pump? Still trying to figure that out. This is what the check list sounded like as one of our customers named Kelly prepared for prom. One of the important events in a teenager's life is getting