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Type 1 Archive

Maximizing Your End-of-Year Deductible

As a person with diabetes, you’ve probably thought a lot about obtaining, maintaining, and maximizing insurance policies. Insurance can be costly and understanding your policy may be confusing and time-consuming—but there are ways to make sure you fully understand the scope of your benefits. One of those involves maximizing the tricky concept of your

Are sugar substitutes OK for people with diabetes?

You can potentially live the sweet life as a person with diabetes, PWD. While too much sugar can be a concern for PWDs, artificial sweeteners can offer the chance to enjoy your favorite treats in a safer manner.  While food science has provided PWDs with a possible way to savor their sweetened delights, a universal truth of nutrition still applies to artificial sugar

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: A Veteran’s Story

In the spirit of showing gratitude for all those who have served in the military on this Veteran’s Day, we asked Medtronic Ambassador Spencer to share his story about living with type 1 diabetes as a veteran. Q. Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Spencer, and I’m

4 Trends in Diabetes Care from the ADA 77th Scientific Sessions

This weekend, physicians, researchers, diabetes companies and non-profits from all over the world come together for the American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions. It’s the biggest gathering of the diabetes scientific community all year. But what does it mean for you, someone living with and doing your best to manage your diabetes each day?

On Targets and Staying in Range with the MiniMed 670G System

Almost seven years ago, I became the Chief Medical Officer at Medtronic Diabetes to work with the teams developing the closed loop system.  I knew that it was the right time for this advancement in diabetes technology and I wanted to be part of it despite knowing there would be challenges on many fronts.