Emily and Jane's diabetes story

The diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes may come as a shock and may lead to many questions, such as: Why is this happening to me? How will my life change?

Managing diabetes may seem overwhelming, especially at the time of diagnosis. The key is to learn as much as possible about the condition and to understand the different ways to keep glucose levels within the target range as much as possible.

Read the real-life stories of other people with Type 1 diabetes and discover how better glucose control is possible.1,2

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Emily and Jane's diabetes story

In better control with their MiniMed® pumps since 2012 & 2011

"I was diagnosed 6 years ago and started with multiple daily injections. Although I worked very hard at them, they simply didn’t fit with my lifestyle and I found trying to manage my diabetes frustrating and exhausting. So, when the insulin pump was suggested to me, I was very happy and ready to try it. My HbA1c improved and is still improving, as I learn more tips and ways to use my pump. I realized that if I had started using my pump sooner, I could have achieved better control years earlier. When my daughter Emily was diagnosed last year, I was very glad that she could start on her pump much faster and achieve good control."

- Jane

Clinical studies show that better glucose control is possible with an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system.1,2


  • 1 Bergenstal RM, Tamborlane WV, Ahmann A, et al. Effectiveness of sensor-augmented insulin-pump therapy in type 1 diabetes. N Engl J Med.2010;363(4):311-320.
  • 2 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group. Continuous glucose monitoring and intensive treatment of Type 1 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:1464-1476.