I’m pleased to be able to share some news today, some news that I’m very excited about! You might remember that I wrote a guest post for the Medtronic blog, The Loop, back in February. At the time, we were finalizing a contract, and now that it’s set I’m thrilled to share a disclosure with you!
I have signed a six month contract to contribute some guest posts for Medtronic, to be shared on The Loop or other Medtronic materials. I will also be placing a Medtronic ad on my blog. In exchange, Medtronic will provide me with the supplies I use for my pump and my continuous glucose monitor. (I already have a Revel pump with the CGM transmitter - I will be receiving the disposable goods associated with their use.)
I’ve been using the Medtronic pump and CGM for almost four years now, and I’ve always been extremely happy with the performance and also with customer service. For these reasons, I feel my contract with Medtronic is a good fit, because I’m already using the products I’ll be writing about. Of course, my opinions (as well as this blog) are my own and I will always be honest with you when I share my opinions, both good and bad. This agreement won’t bring about any changes on Bitter-Sweet, aside from the ad I’ll be placing and the fact that I will (hopefully remember to) mention this disclosure agreement in any posts I write about my pump and CGM.
Obviously, with both Pete and I still job hunting, it is a big relief not to worry about supplies for the CGM and pump for now. But beyond that, I’m so excited and thankful to have the opportunity to share my perspective with the Medtronic audience. I’m proud to add this new chapter to my diabetes advocacy.
As long as I’m in Disclosure Mode, I should mention that I’ll be leaving tomorrow for the second Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum. I was invited to this event last year as well, and once again Medtronic will be covering my flight to and from L.A. and my hotel and meals tomorrow and Friday. I have not been asked to blog or tweet about the forum - but I most likely will as I predict I’ll come back with lots of interesting things to share. And now, even though I despise packing, I suppose I should go get that done!