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Welcome to My MiniMed Care blog. Here you can find diabetes related information and success stories from others living with diabetes. Click to navigate through the topics below: Diabetes tips & tricks, Lifestyle, Products and Food & Drink. All posts in category: Lifestyle

Think Feet First This Summer

With the warmer weather here, our feet are probably out on show a bit more than usual. Take a look at at our top tips for looking after your feet this summer!
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A Day In The Life...

Debbie Green has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was a little girl. Now in her 30s, she has a busy time managing work, home and all of the normal things in life. Debbie has been using an insulin pump for the last 10 years or so. Most recently the MiniMed™ 640G Insulin Pump. We asked Debbie why the...
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My week off CGM

MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump and CGM user, Jessica tells us of her experience of a week off of CGM…
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It Takes Two: Teaching Your Loved-Ones How to Support Your Diabetes

One of the difficult aspects of being a person with diabetes can sometimes be how it impacts those you love and love you.  Caring about someone involves being concerned with each other’s wellbeing.
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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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Diabetes Burnout: Why It’s Absolutely Normal & How to Work Through It - by Ginger Vieira

It goes everywhere you go. It’s there when you wake up in the morning. When you make your breakfast. When you drive to work. When you’re giving a presentation at work. When you’re heading to the gym.
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MiniMed Set and Reservoir change frequency: the personal experience of a person with diabetes like you

Replacing your infusion set and reservoir every 2 to 3 days helps keep good glycaemic control and avoid infusion site problems. Read the experience of Mel, and her journey with diabetes and an insulin pump.
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Top tips for managing fears, anxiety and worry about hypos

By Rosie Walker (RN, BSC (Hons) and MA (Ed)
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