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

My week off of 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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The Pursuit of Diabetic Perfection: Creating Realistic Goals You Will Achieve! By Ginger Vieira

Your A1C results just came back at 8.6—at least 1.6 points higher than you’re hoping for. Your fasting blood sugar was 11.1 mmol/L, and the number on the scale was nearly 25 pounds more than your goal weight (and 2 pounds higher than the last time you stepped on a scale).
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Transitioning Diabetes Care From D-Parent To Child

Willa is a bubbly pre-teen who loves to dance and easily makes new friends. She was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago, just after her 8th birthday. As Willa transitions from a child to a pre-teen, she’s going to take on more life responsibilities, including caring for her diabetes...
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