The Link Between Sleep, Food, And Type 1 Diabetes

Friday, January 14, 2022 - 17:06

Imagine your favourite restaurant – during the day it’s a bustling place with all sorts of activities going on but after closing hours, the staff starts putting the place back together again preparing for the next day.

The Benefits Of Mindfulness When You Are Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:08

Here’s an interesting piece of information – do you know that the practice of mindfulness as we know it today has been in existence for centuries or that it can be found in almost all religious or spiritual beliefs?

How Music Therapy Can Support People Living With Diabetes

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 09:48

Have you ever thought of the potential benefit that music might have on the emotional and physical well-being of a person living with diabetes? Keep reading to learn how music therapy might support your health if you are living with diabetes.

 

What Is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a profession where music is used to reach emotional well-being and physical health goals in people living with a variety of different conditions that affect physical and mental well-being, including stress and anxiety.

Now What? Five Things To Know After A Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 09:35

This year, 120,000 Australian’s will be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes according to Diabetes Australia. If you have suddenly found yourself among this group, you should know you are far from alone.

Today, there is a well-paved road to normalcy, and diabetes can take a back seat to what you want to accomplish and the life you want to live.

But, like so many others, you might be wondering how to take your first steps down that path.

Are Sugar Substitutes Okay for People with Diabetes?

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 09:26

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 favourite treats in a safer manner.

While food science has provided PWDs with a possible way to savour their sweetened delights, a universal truth of nutrition still applies to artificial sugar substitutes: Everything in moderation.

Are artificial sweeteners safe for people with diabetes?

Reflections in Lockdown with Rob

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 14:34

“Just a reflection on some changes the pump helped me glide through in today’s pandemic world”

I’ve had a realisation that I always knew was in the mixer, but only just rediscovered, thanks to a forced commitment to lockdown rules in this pandemic world we have all had to try and adjust to. With my MM770G pump, I am no longer bound by dependence on carb intake throughout the day.

7 tips for success with SmartGuard Auto Mode

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 16:07

The MiniMed 770G system^ and the MiniMed 670G system^ with SmartGuard Auto Mode are systems that automatically adjust basal insulin to keep you in range and help to prevent highs and lows*. When using Auto Mode, you might find there are changes in the way you manage your diabetes. To help you, we created a collection of top tips for the best experience:

How to clean your Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 16:16

Keeping personal items clean right now is more important than ever. Whether you have an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor (CGM) transmitter, or both, here’s everything you need to know about keeping them clean.

Pump Cleaning Tips

CGM Cleaning Tips

A life worth living thanks to Medtronic Pumps and CGM - Barnaby

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 16:01

After having 4 hypos that could have ended my life, my brother pulled me aside and told me “If you don’t get your diabetes under control you will be moving in with us so we can take care of you.“ As a thirty something year old man the thought of moving in with my brother so his family could take care of me was beyond embarrassing, but understandable given where I had been – I needed some help, and Medtronic insulin pump technology has been all the help I needed.

Life First. Diabetes Second - Brent

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 09:34

When Medtronic approached me and told me about the MiniMed 770G, it was a YES YES YES…. Oh, did I say it was a big fat YES from me?!