My Experience on the MiniMed 670G Clinical Trial

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 15:53

Having been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the era of urine testing and insulins extracted from cows and pigs I love watching diabetes management evolve. Since deciding to take the plunge and start on an insulin pump back in 2004 I’ve not just watched treatments evolve, I’ve actively participated in many research trials involving new technology.

Myth Busting the 6.7

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 16:42

After nearly 30 years of having everyone in the T1D community see and say a BGL of 5.5 is the perfect of course it is a hard sell to see why a pump that is brought to the market with a soft target of 6.7 is the best for all of us. What we don't link together though is the movement to move away from the average result that a A1C result gives us to a time in range percentage as a best practice.

Getting Back to Adventure

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 15:00

Today we’re thrilled to share an inspiring guest post from Joel, a successful writer, advertising expert and adventure-lover who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 39 years. His story of overcoming some fears – fears that are likely all too familiar for many of you – is one you won’t want to miss.

Pregnancy - Combat glycaemic variability during your pregnancy

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 23:08

Hello, I am Dany, Wife to James and proud Mum to our beautiful daughter, Charlie. Before motherhood, I spent most of my time looking after the home and my health. I live with both Type 1 Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis. I was diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis, but I only started daily insulin injections in 2013 at the age of 22.

Back to Uni with Diabetes

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 13:10

I like to think that I am officially an expert at the whole “uni kid” thing. I am a wizard at navigating back-to-school sales, I have collected enough jean jackets, turtlenecks, and oversized sweaters to warm an entire colony of hipster penguins, and I even play the acoustic guitar adequately enough that I can join an impromptu jam sesh and not “ruin the vibe”.

How the MiniMed™ 670G System Impacted Our Relationship

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 22:46

Cory was diagnosed with T1D at age 3 and recently started using the MiniMed™ 670G system. Cory and his girlfriend, Paige, both had such positive feedback about the system, so we sat down to get the scoop on his experience and how it’s impacted their relationship.

Pump tip - Pampering your pump

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 22:37

The new year is a chance for fresh starts, and your pump is no exception! While your pump might typically stay pretty clean because it has a pump skin or case around it, there might be times you’ve needed to clean it after an accidental squirt of sunscreen or splash of spaghetti sauce.

Health highlight - Tackling sport with diabetes

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 22:29

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes at age nine one of the first things I asked my dad was: “Does this mean I can’t play sports anymore?” My parents can tell you that I’ve been passionate about sports and competitive from a very early age. Consequently, when I was diagnosed I was worried that diabetes was going to stop me from doing the things I loved.

Health highlight – infusion sets: the big picture

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 14:56

When on MDI, I rotated my injection sites from my abdomen, arms and legs. For the past 12 years I have been rotating my pump infusion sites on my abdomen and sides.

Health highlight planning your diabetes routine

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 14:42

What are some things you need to know about routine care when you have diabetes and take insulin? How often do you need to see your doctor? What tests and checks are usually done?

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