Although I was part of the planning process of the Marjorie's Fund NYC Initiative Launch, I had no idea how powerful and meaningful it would actually be until this past Saturday when the event took place.
After over 20 years with the same insulin pump, and the same routine of testing his blood about 10 times a day, my dad recently decided to try a new method of glucose control. Medtronic's MiniMed with the Enlite glucose sensor recently became FDA approved in the United States. The sensor is injected into another part of the body and wirelessly connects with the insulin pump to continuously monitor glucose levels without having to constantly test your blood. It also has some amazing features such as Threshold Suspend Automation, which automatically suspends insulin delivery if blood sugar levels reach a preset low. I'm really glad that my dad will be getting one of these soon, and I know he is looking forward to having an even easier and more worry-free lifestyle with Type 1. Check out the MiniMed 530G system at http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com