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.

TRAVELING WITH DIABETES

Posted by Ronel Hentschel 
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Arista Siebrits –Type 1 Tennis Star in the Making

Posted by Ronel Hentschel
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Alexander is excited and ready for Grade R

We had the privilege of chatting to Nici Krüger, proud Mom of Alexander.  Alexander was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes just before his 5th birthday.  He was drinking a lot more water than usual and this caused him to go to the toilet constantly.  Like most parents of newly diagnosed children, Nici...
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A 19 day Journey of self discovery and personal growth, covering a distance of about 200km in the Drakensberg

Shaianne, together with a group of girls from her high school, covered this distance by hiking, cycling, horseback riding and paddling. This story captured our attention and we interviewed Shaianne and her family, soon after this life-changing experience.   
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i-Port Advance™ who knew something so small could make such a big difference

Carol was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes about 10 years ago.  The challenge started when her Doctor decided to start her on multiple daily insulin injections.    
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The OpT2Mise study changed my life

The Medtronic-sponsored OpT2mise study was the largest randomized, controlled trial (331 patients) on insulin pump therapy for type 2 diabetes.  The results of the study was published in The Lancet in 2014. Two South African practices participated in the study.  We made contact with Termaré Pugh, a...
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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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