Welcome to My MiniMed Care blog, where you can find diabetes related information and success stories from others also living with diabetes. Click to navigate through the topics below: Diabetes tips & tricks, Lifestyle, Products and Food & Drinks.

Fighting Fires and Type 1 Diabetes

An interview with Janine Langenhoven, a firefighter with Type1 diabetes .
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What I Want my Daughter to Know About My Diabetes

To My Daughter, Diabetes is a complicated disease. There’s a lot to know. What’s your blood sugar range? What’s a bolus, a basal, an A1C? What about insulin pumps? It can be difficult to keep track of it all. But there’s something even more difficult than counting carbs. Explaining my...
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It Takes Two: Teaching Your Loved-Ones How to Support Your Diabetes

One of the toughest parts about being a person with diabetes in a relationship is the fact that you have to let those people love you. Sure, it’s not their disease so why should our diabetes be any of their business? But loving us means being concerned with our entire wellbeing, the same way we are...
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Real Life with Diabetes: When Every Number Feels Like a Grade

There’s just no way around it: every time we check our blood sugar an inevitable judgment comes with that number. The judgment is telling us we’ve either done a great job in that tiny little moment of the day or we’ve failed miserably.
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MiniMed Set and Reservoir change frequency: Tips and Suggestions

The clinical evidence supports 2 to 3 days frequency of change for infusion sets and reservoirs. It can sometimes be difficult to remember when set changes need to happen. Read this article written by Mel, where she shares some useful tips that she finds helpful.
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Embrace the change

The realisation that your purpose in life is to stand out, to be bold, and to redefine every challenge that life throws at you can be very daunting, especially when you are a young teenage girl, moving from a small town to a big city.   
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Greater peace of mind at night

My son was diagnosed with T1D when he was 2 years old. I cannot believe that 8 years has passed and how much we have grown. As a T1D parent, you learn to deal with the many surprises that come with managing your child’s glucose levels. But the one thing that remains constant is the fear of him...
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Cleaning Notes: Pump And CGM Edition

My pump typically stays pretty clean because it has a cute pump skin or bedazzled case around it, but there have been times I’ve needed to clean it after an accidental squirt of sun tan lotion and an occasional splash of spaghetti sauce. So in times such as this, according to the MiniMed System...
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