My Detailed Review of the MiniMed 670G from Medtronic

The MiniMed 670G from Medtronic is an insulin pump coupled with a glucose sensor. I decided to try it partially out of professional interest and partially out of personal interest, as my blood glucose control hasn’t been the greatest the past couple of years. Since I started using 670G, my overall blood glucose control is better, but I have to keep reminding myself of this non-consequential fact, because every day I find things about this system that I don’t particularly like.

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Not Sure You’re Ready to Dive into an Online Diabetes Community?
We Can Help!

Diabetes can be an overwhelming and often very lonely condition to tackle. It’s something we can’t just turn off or deal with later; it’s there 24/7 and it can be hard for the people around us to truly understand what it’s like. But you are not alone! There’s a global diabetes community ready to support you, and you can participate as much or as little as you like.

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Cure-Based Therapies for Type 1s

What the heck are cure-based therapies? Well, the AP is not a cure but a darned good form of therapy that will bridge the gap until there is a cure. This talk will focus on the area of research that is going for the gold…a real cure…from prevention for our loved ones who have tested positive with diabetes-causing antibodies to the implantation of islet cells. This panel of experts has some of the world’s smartest folks in this space and will leave viewers with some real hope…and hope is where it’s at!

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Sugar Surfing

You can’t stop the waves of fluctuating blood glucose levels but you can learn to surf. For those considering or already using Continuous Glucose Monitoring, this talk is for you. Dr. Stephen Ponder, a pediatric endocrinologist and a type 1 himself, takes you beyond the basics and shows you a better way to manage your blood glucose levels. He debunks the myths surrounding classic diabetes management while teaching you a better way. Watch him “Hang Ten”!

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It’s Not Just About Your A1c

What is the best way to know what your average blood glucose has been over the past few months? It is not the A1c test! The A1c test has many faults and, of course, the time in range, glycemic variability, and other measurements for glycemic control are of greater value to those of us with type 1. Irl is an international expert on this topic and will help you demystify A1c.

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A Debate: Pumps vs. Daily Injections

he conclusion of this debate will be that it comes down to personal choice, but Dr. Edelman will be battling it out with Dr. Irl, his type 1 brother. Expect a lively exchange of information on the pros and cons for each form of therapy. It is important to know this is a real debate that will make you think about your choices for how to control your type 1.

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