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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.
A friendly link to others in the same situation and a source of valuable advice, or just false information along with reminders of how you “should” eat, making you just want to shout out “It’s not that simple!”Read More
We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. Whether it is a major life-changing event or a string of minor setbacks, they all have an impact on our health. That is why we have put together 8 ideas that may help you manage stress.Read More
How does a low or very low carbohydrate diet affect people living with type 1 diabetes? The first step is to be clear what is understood about the definition of Low Carb Diets (LCD) and Very Low Carb Diets (VLCD).Read More
Food labels should help us understand the nutritional content of foods and drinks to enable us to make individual choices and plan our meals and shopping list. However, sometimes these labels use terms or data that can confuse us if some basic concepts are not known. Below we detail some key aspects of food labeling that are important when managing diabetes.Read More
With COVID-19 still present in our collective memory, today we would like to discuss another virus that has lived amongst us for a long time. This well-known virus appears most commonly with the arrival of autumn. and its symptoms were initially compared with the coronavirus. We, of course are talking about the flu.Read More
It is commonly known that certain foods, illness and lack of exercise can increase blood glucose levels. However, another factor that can increase blood glucose levels is stress. Managing stress is quite complicated. To make it even harder, each type of stress can affect blood glucose levels differently. It’s all highly individual. So, how can stress cause high blood glucose and what can you do about it?Read More
Excellent hygiene and creating a cleanliness routine right now is more important than ever. Today we discuss best practices to keep your devices (insulin pump and CGM transmitter) clean.Read More
Do not put your pump into SmartGuard Auto Mode if you have used the pump in the last 3 days to practice button pressing, or if basal insulin that was programmed into your pump was not your actual basal delivery. Doing so may result in the delivery of too little or too much insulin, which can cause hyperglycaemia or hypoglycaemia. SmartGuard Auto Mode uses the recent delivery history on your pump to determine the Auto Basal delivery amount you receive.Read More