Insulin News

Medtronic’s 670G Insulin Pump – Now Available in Canada

Medtronic Minimed 670G approved in Canada.  After being FDA approved in the US over 3 years ago, the closed loop self-adjusting insulin pump is now available in Canada.   Here is the press release SUBJECT: Medtronic receives Health Canada licence for the MiniMed 670G system- The world’s first self-adjusting insulin pump system       […]

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Ashley’s Story

Saturday, March 1, 2003, my Diabetaversary. I had been losing weight since January. I was thirsty and becoming more so as the days passed. I was in the bathroom urinating a lot. I started to count how often, and when I got to 8 before 3pm I got concerned. (I had seen a commercial on […]

Life Hacks

Avoid Losing Electrolytes When Fighting DKA

Every Type 1 diabetic is told to fight off DKA (Diabetic ketoacidosis) the best thing to do is drink LOTS of water.  While this definitely helps, it also flushes out necessary electrolytes from our system. Keeping a few bottles of sugar free sports drinks in the house is a great way to help so that […]