Type 2 diabetes Archive

How to Love and Support Someone with Diabetes

Today we’re throwing it back to some of our favorite advice on how to best support the person you love with diabetes. These tips come from our very own MiniMed Ambassadors, shared last Valentine’s Day.  My husband and I have been together quite some time, so I understand what it’s like to live with

Holidays and Diabetes: Tips for Enjoying Family, Food And Fun

There is something magical about this time of year that always makes me look forward to the holidays. I’m not sure if it’s all the festivities, the excitement to see friends and family or maybe even just the time off work, but there is something I absolutely love. But, I’ll be the first to

How Blood Sugar Levels Impact Everyday Emotions

Mood changes can be a common experience in people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager Gina, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 39 years, addresses the affect blood sugar levels can have on your everyday emotions. The other day, I was driving and was

Travel Tips while Living with Diabetes

You might remember MiniMed Ambassador, Chris from his previous blog about Dating with Diabetes. These past few months Chris has been studying abroad and today shares with us his thoughts about traveling with diabetes and wearing an insulin pump and CGM. Diabetes should never get in the way of your ability to explore the

4 Tips for Finding the Best Diabetes Support Network

For more than two decades, I thought I had to handle my life with diabetes on my own. It didn’t occur to me that having a network of support would be beneficial to me. But as it turns out, having a support network has made me healthier, more engaged and informed, and less alone.