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Insulin Pump Rundown

Insulin Pump Rundown

Choosing an insulin pump doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Should you go with a more traditional pump where you can monitor your insulin levels directly? Are you looking for a model that works with a BGM monitor and allows you to administer insulin via a remote? Maybe you need a pump that offers integration with a CGM system. What about size? Color? To use tubes or not to use tubes? Presenting the options so you can find out what pump best fits your lifestyle is our goal. So, with several models on the market, let us help you sort through the choices by taking a look at what’s available and breaking down the various features of each. We’ve separated the pumps into four categories: pumps that incorporate or work with a Blood Glucose Monitor (BGM) and offer Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), pumps with just CGM capability, pumps with just a BGM, and standalone pumps that don’t work with a BGM or offer CGM. Hybrid Closed-Loop System The 670 G system is the newest member to the Medtronic pump family and the first hybrid closed-loop system. In other ways, it is a like a “basal modulator” where you have to still bolus but it predicts your basal rate. Every 5 minutes, the auto-mode option (hybrid closed-loop) automatically adjusts basal insulin delivery based on your sugar levels to keep you range. It is excellent at catching lows because it stops your insulin dosage 30 minutes before you reach your pre-selected low limits, then it will automatically restart insulin when your levels recover. Possible concerns: excessive alerts and extended menu that needs clearing. Only approved for ages 14+ because it has a total daily dose requirement of at least 8 units a day. Feeling of loss of control of management with closed-loop system. Pumps with BGM and CGM ca Continue reading >>

Review: Medtronic’s Minimed 630g Insulin Pump

Review: Medtronic’s Minimed 630g Insulin Pump

I have used the Minimed 630G Insulin Pump System by Medtronic for the past 30 days. This review is my opinion of the pump, both positive and negative. I have used insulin pumps since I got my first Disetronic H-Tron V-100 in 1994. I got a Minimed 506 pump in 1998 and have been a fan of the Minimed/Medtronic pumps since. Until now. Minimed 630G Insulin Pump System The Minimed 630G Insulin Pump System comes with the pump, the CGM transmitter, and a Contour Next Link 2.4 blood glucose meter. The three devices work well together, once set up right. Medtronic also has an early access program. This lets you buy the Minimed 630G now, and upgrade to the upcoming Minimed 670G in spring of 2017. Receiving the Pump The 630G Pump comes in several boxes. The pump comes in an 8″x10″x2.25″ box that has the pump and several small items like clips, batteries, a manual, and a quick start guide. Another box of the same size has the Contour Next Link 2.4 meter. A second box arrived a few days later with the infusion sets and reservoirs, followed by another box a few days later with the CGM sensors. I got another box a week later with the CGM transmitter. In the past, the local Medtronic trainer would call me to train me on using the pump, with a request not to use it before the training. I normally ignore this request, since I have used Minimed pumps for so long. I do go to these trainings every once in a while, but I was never contact this time. Unusual, considering how new this version of the pump is. Even so, the pump was fairly easy to set up. I also got a pile of 8.5″x11″ manuals. One was a “previous pump users manual” and one was a “pump users manual’. There was a large manual in the box that had everything in it. And another “how to use the CGM” manual. Quite d Continue reading >>

Review Of The Medtronic 630g Insulin Pump

Review Of The Medtronic 630g Insulin Pump

I am going to break with tradition and state my recommendation at the outset I love the Medtronic 630G. However, please read the entire story because it is worth knowing my full experience with the pump. Because like with most things there are both good and some not so good parts to owning a new piece of technology. Getting started When the 630G arrived, there were all kinds of warnings about leaving the pump alone until you call the local trainer. So I immediately picked it up and started messing with it. I also called my local representative and explained that I had my new pump, but due to insurance issues, I could not start the sensor for another month. The trainer suggested I proceed with pump only training and then tag on sensor training when I received it. So a few days after receiving the pump I was in class. The day of training went very well. The trainer gets a high five for adapting the class to the learner’s level. She made sure it was valuable for me (I have used Medtronic pumps for 17 years) and my wife who seldom if ever touches my pump. About 30 days later insurance released my sensors, so we took the sensor training in the same place with a different trainer. The sensor trainer was incredibly good. Since I relate everything to the Dexcom experience, she again took me where I was and helped me develop insights about how my new sensor and pump work together. Wearing the pump I love the color screen. The operation of the pump is easy and straightforward if you are familiar with prior Medtronic pumps. But and this is a big “but” there are some new features and ways of doing things so don’t blow off training and expect to run the pump well. I have no doubt I could be running the pump based entirely on what I knew from using the 530G, but I doubt I cou Continue reading >>

Medtronic 630g - Pumping Insulin - Diabetes Forums

Medtronic 630g - Pumping Insulin - Diabetes Forums

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. I have been waiting patiently. My pump is almost 3 years out of warranty. Medtronic kept calling me to upgrade and I kept telling them not until they produced the 630g. Finally! miketurco and JuliaDay2013 reacted to this I just ordered my 630g. We will see!!!! It is a nice feature. I know they are supposed to come out with their closed loop system next year. I just figure I will stick with this new pump for awhile and let all the bugs shake out of closed loop before I go there. Don't know what the right decision is here.....seems odd they are doing this short intrim pump. S Adjustable volume and color display also r nice. The rest sound the same as the veo model. The CGMS is upgraded. 90 degree insertion instead of angled. I like that. The meter is also a remote for blousing the meter. Louder alarms, waterproof to 12ft. Right now only in black. AA battery instead if AAA. Makes the pump a little bigger. Integrated clip. I wish I knew when the closed loop system was coming out. They have been testing it for two years. My Medtronic pump is black, was suppose to be grey/silver but they sent black....get used to rocking a 1980 pager. Haha! Well.........at least it is a 1980's pager with a bright color screen. Keep us updated as I have a little over one year to go... Well, United Healthcare just approved my new 630g and CGMS. I was told that it should be released in a few weeks and I should expect to wait 5-8 weeks. Because it is a new platform they require training once again. I got mine today. I don't have training scheduled yet. No doubt I could do this myself. Here is a side by side comparison. I did not get the CGMS yet. The pump is a tiny bit bigger. T Continue reading >>

An Update On Medtronic’s Minimed 670g System

An Update On Medtronic’s Minimed 670g System

This morning, the Medtronic Diabetes Group held a conference call for a small group of diabetes writers to give an update on its new MiniMed 670G system, otherwise known as the world’s first hybrid closed loop system. Louis Dias, Chief Patient Officer of Medtronic Diabetes and Mike Hill, Vice President of Marketing for Medtronic’s Intensive Insulin Management Business were both on the call, as was Karrie Hawbaker, Senior Manager of Social Media. First, a recap on what the system is and what it does: The MiniMed 670G system is a combination of an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor. What sets it apart from its predecessors—and, for that matter, every other pump on the market—is that it can actually give you insulin. This makes it a major step forward toward the goal of a truly closed loop system. How does the 670G system work? Users must program their insulin-to-carb ratios, calibrate the system twice a day with a blood glucose reading from a finger stick, and give the system a “meal announcement” when they’re about to eat by entering the number of grams of carbohydrate that they intend to consume. The system then uses the grams of carbohydrate users have entered and their insulin-to-carb ratio to estimate an initial bolus to cover the meal. In the hours that follow, the system makes tiny tweaks to basal rates in order to get blood sugar levels as close as possible to 120 mg/dL. This means that you don’t need to enter correction boluses and that there’s no longer such thing as dual wave or square boluses—the pump is taking care of it for you. How’s it different from the most recent MiniMed pump? Medtronic Diabetes’s current top-of-the-line pump is the MiniMed 630G system with Enlite Sensor. The 530G uses something called SmartGuard™ te Continue reading >>

Pros & Cons Of The Medtronic Minimed 630g With Enlite

Pros & Cons Of The Medtronic Minimed 630g With Enlite

Unique Advantages: Pros Large, secure, long-established company Industry leader in R & D Data from Medtronic Enlite CGM displayed on-screen Automatic basal shutoff when low glucose detected by sensor (may help prevent severe hypos) High-contrast full-color screen Optional “Connect” feature for sharing CGM data on smartphones Slim attachable clip Integrated meter serves as remote control for bolusing Frequently used boluses & temp basals can be stored as “presets” Easily downloadable to online Carelink program Choice of slow or fast bolus delivery Generates insulin/carb/BG statistics “Airplane Mode” option CGM accuracy, longevity, transmission range, ease-of-use considered inferior to competitors Automatic low-suspend feature may be disruptive and counter-productive Must pay for loaner/backup pumps Insulin-on-board only deducted from correction boluses Attached clip is upside-down Downloading restricted to Carelink program Screen and text are relatively small Multiple menus and programming can be complex to master Lots of button-pushing and confirmation steps with basic programming Company’s marketing can be overly aggressive Continue reading >>

Meet The Newest Member Of The Family: The Minimed 630g System

Meet The Newest Member Of The Family: The Minimed 630g System

Home Innovation Meet the Newest Member of the Family: The MiniMed 630G System Meet the Newest Member of the Family: The MiniMed 630G System Posted by Karrie Hawbaker On August 11, 2016 In Innovation Great news, everyone! Today Im thrilled to share that the FDA has approved the MiniMed 630G system with SmartGuard technology. This advanced diabetes system provides better glucose control[i], protective action and personalized management so you can focus less on managing highs and lows and more on what matters most to you whether thats time with your loved ones, pursuing a big career goal, traveling the world or all of the above! Whats so exciting about the MiniMed 630G system ? Lets find out. MiniMed 630G is a new insulin pump combined with our Enlite sensor. The system includes SmartGuard, our exclusive technology that takes action to reduce the risk of diabetes complications ii. The system automatically stops delivering insulin when your sensor glucose hits a preset low level and you dont respond to the alarm. SmartGuard is available in both MiniMed 630G and MiniMed 530G systems (you may recognize this as Threshold Suspend.) The MiniMed 630G system also has a brand new (and improved) pump design with many more personalization options to make the system more convenient and tailored to how you manage your diabetes. You can customize alerts and alarms and weve introduced more user-friendly menus. The new system also includes that full-color screen and waterproofing youve been asking us for! This new design incorporated extensive patient feedback and user testing from people with diabetes, so we cant wait to hear what you think. The MiniMed 630G system exclusively uses the CONTOURNEXT LINK 2.4 Meter to provide highly accurate blood glucose testing and to automatically trans Continue reading >>

Medtronic Announces Health Canada Licence Of The Minimed™ 630g System With New User-friendly Insulin Pump Design And Smartguard™ Technology

Medtronic Announces Health Canada Licence Of The Minimed™ 630g System With New User-friendly Insulin Pump Design And Smartguard™ Technology

After interviewing more than 1,000 people with diabetes and testing user-experience, the enhanced features of the MiniMed 630G system were finalized to take into account what matters most to those with diabetes. This collaborative process with the patient community resulted in a new, user-friendly pump design that is waterproof[i] and features a high-definition, full-colour screen that supports easy navigation and enables increased customization with more intuitive menus. “We are excited to announce the launch of the MiniMed 630G system for Canadians living with diabetes. This latest innovation is a step towards Medtronic’s vision of transforming diabetes care and our commitment to providing improved outcomes and an improved user experience for our customers,” said Laura Cameron, Director of Diabetes & Consumer Care in Canada. The MiniMed 630G system combines its proprietary SmartGuard technology with a brand new user-friendly design. The new pump platform fully integrates continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and SmartGuard technology, which is designed to trigger an alarm when the CGM sensor glucose level reaches a preset low limit and suspends insulin delivery if the user is unresponsive to the alarm. SmartGuard technology is the only feature available in Canada that takes action against lows[i] and is the only system proven to reduce the frequency of nighttime low episodes[ii] by a third.2,[iii] Data from the ASPIRE In-Home Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine2 demonstrated that SmartGuard technology not only reduces the number of low events2 per week by 30 percent but also shortens the length/intensity of those events at night by 37.5 % without increasing A1C (a measure of average blood sugar levels over three months).4 These results were vali Continue reading >>

Comparison Of Pumps

Comparison Of Pumps

Looking for a simple comparison of the insulin pumps currently available in Canada? Confused by technical terms and unfamiliar features? We’ve cut to the chase here, highlighting the features most important to real pump users and their families. (Like us!) For a more detailed explanation of the technical terms as well as a distinguishing between similar and unique features, please see Pump Model Similarities, Unique to Animas Pump, Unique to Medtronic Pump and Unique to Omnipod Pump. The following insulin pumps are currently licensed for distribution in Canada (as of October, 2017): (This article contains affiliate links.) Medtronic Minimed® 630G Omnipod® (by Insulet) Please note that Animas has discontinued the sale of insulin pumps in North America as of October, 2017. They will continue to provide support and sell pump supplies into 2019. *Accu-Chek Animas Ping/Vibe Medtronic Minimed 630G Omnipod ABOUT FORM: N/A The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump previously available in Canada has not been distributed since 2016; however, Accu-Chek infusion sets are still available, allowing for a greater range of options for insulin pump users. Is the insulin pump Tubing-Free? No No Yes Is the pump Waterproof? Or Water-Resistant? Waterproof IPX8 Rating (pump guaranteed for submersion of up to 3.6m for 24 hours) Waterproof IPX8 Rating (pump guaranteed for submersion of up to 3.6m for 24 hours) Waterproof IPX8 Rating (pump guaranteed for submersion of up to 3.6m for 24 hours) ABOUT CGM: Does the pump have an integrated Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)? Yes (Vibe) No (Ping) Yes No For those with an integrated CGM, does it include a Low-Glucose Suspend feature? No Yes n/a Is the most recent glucose reading displayed on the home screen? Yes (Vibe) Yes n/a ABOUT BASAL INSULIN: Ca Continue reading >>

Medtronic Secures Health Canada License For Minimed 630g System

Medtronic Secures Health Canada License For Minimed 630g System

Medtronic secures Health Canada license for MiniMed 630G system Medtronic (NYSE: MDT ) subsidiary Medtronic Canada said today that it landed a license with Health Canada for its MiniMed 630G insulin pump system for patients with diabetes mellitus. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said it interviewed more than 1,000 diabetes patients to better understand the features they lookfor in an insulin pump. The final product has a user-friendly pump that is waterproof in up to12 feet of water for a maximum of 24 hours and features a high-definition screen. The 630G system integrates continuous glucose monitoring and the companys SmartGuard tech, which triggers an alarm when the sensor reaches a preset low limit. If the user in unresponsive to the alarm, the device will suspend insulin delivery. The SmartGuard features are the 1st of its kind in Canada, according to Medtronic. We are excited to announce the launch of the MiniMed 630G system for Canadians living with diabetes, director of diabetes & consumer care, Laura Cameron, said in prepared remarks. This latest innovation is a step towards Medtronics vision of transforming diabetes care and our commitment to providing improved outcomes and an improved user experience for our customers. The devicewill be commercially available in Canada in early 2017. Medtronic announced the US launch of the MiniMed 630G in August and recently won FDA approval for the 1st artificial pancreas . Continue reading >>

Insulin Pump Options For Current Animas Customers

Insulin Pump Options For Current Animas Customers

Johnson and Johnson announced on October 5, 2017 that it is exiting the insulin pump business and will no longer make and sell the Animas Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps in the U.S. and Canada. Diabetes Daily shared what Animas pump users need to know including information on who is affected and what to do if you currently have a warranty or are out of warranty. If this affects you and you are now looking into insulin pump options, there are replacement programs from Medtronic, Tandem, and Insulet. Animas has partnered with Medtronic for this transition, but insulin pump users should realize that they do have a choice in which insulin pump they use and they should think about the features of each pump, how each pump may best aid in diabetes management, and which of the programs offered by Medtronic, Tandem, and Insulet may benefit them. People with diabetes should also contact the insulin pump company they ultimately choose as a replacement to make sure they understand all the fine print as well as speak with their insurance company to determine coverage of supplies, etc. Medtronic Medtronic’s program is available to current Animas customers. Options differ depending on when the Animas pump warranty expires. Highlights: MiniMed 670G is available for U.S. customers MiniMed 630G is available for Canadian customers Highlights for warranties expiring on or after September 30, 2019: You will transition to the MiniMed 630G insulin pump This option will be available beginning May of 2018 This will be at no cost at that time To switch to a Medtronic pump before May 2018 or the warranty expiration, you can use an in-warranty upgrade program called Switch2System Visit Medtronic’s page for Animas customers for more information. Medtronic currently has three models availab Continue reading >>

Insulin Pumps...

Insulin Pumps...

This does not replace any medical advice. The following is for your information only. Please feel free to share with your diabetes team but it does not make any changes in your diabetes management without first consulting your diabetes team An insulin pump is not a cure but another method of insulin delivery. It is a small pager-like device that mechanically pumps set amounts of fast-acting insulin into the patient's body. This is not yet a closed loop system. It is a system that requires the setting of "basal rates" and the calculation of various insulin to food ratios to be used in the run of a day. Unlike Multiple Daily Injection therapy (MDI), pump therapy does not use a long-lasting insulin but small amounts of fast-acting insulin are delivered throughout the day. For some this leads to feelings of unease as the threat of DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) looms greater. For others it simply leads to feelings of freedom as they no longer are forced to follow the clock. The peaks of long-lasting NPH insulins may have been a problem, or the single basal rate offered by insulin glargine may not match their body's needs. An insulin pump lets you set a variety of "basal rates" to meet the naturally occurring needs of your body. It further allows you to match insulin to carbohydrate intake rather than having to "feed" your insulin. You now chose to eat, snack or graze. Pumping insulin is not for everyone. It is another method of insulin delivery. Some do not like the idea of being attached to a mechanical device 24/7 but the freedom, flexibility and tight control often outweighs any of the negative concerns. Please take your time when choosing an insulin pump. You need to the pump to fit with your needs and your lifestyle. We have a detailed outline of each pump company's curre Continue reading >>

Fda Approves Medtronic’s Minimed 630g System, Ships In September

Fda Approves Medtronic’s Minimed 630g System, Ships In September

By Brian Levine and Adam Brown Adds waterproof, color screen, and remote meter bolus. Will it speed FDA review of the 670G hybrid closed loop? Earlier this month, Medtronic unexpectedly announced FDA approval of the MiniMed 630G. This pump offers the same threshold (low glucose) suspend algorithm as the MiniMed 530G with Enlite, but on the company’s next-gen pump platform – adding a color screen, waterproofing, remote bolusing from the Contour Next Link glucose meter, more alarm customization, insulin on board displayed on the home screen, and other key improvements listed in the table below. The pump is approved for people 16 years and up and will begin shipping in September. Medtronic has more information posted on its website. There was a lot of confusion in the diabetes community about this product and why it is launching, so some common questions are answered below. Can current Medtronic pumpers upgrade to the 630G? Yes, but it is pricey and not covered by insurance if the pump being upgraded is less than four years old. The out of pocket cost to upgrade to the 630G is $599 for Medtronic pumps purchased after May 1, 2016 and $3,100 for pumps purchased before May 1, 2016 (assuming the old pump is sent in to Medtronic). Current MiniMed 530G/Enlite users who want the 630G’s Enlite CGM integration will also need to buy a new transmitter for $511. How does this compare to the 640G (predictive low glucose suspend) available in Europe and the MiniMed 670G (hybrid closed loop) under FDA review? The MiniMed 630G is the same pump platform as the 640G and 670G, meaning it has the same overall pump body design, waterproofing, screen, buttons, etc. However, the 630G has the simplest control algorithm in it: suspending basal insulin delivery when the low threshold is cross Continue reading >>

Medtronic Launches Minimed 630g, Expands In Diabetic Care

Medtronic Launches Minimed 630g, Expands In Diabetic Care

Medtronic Launches MiniMed 630G, Expands in Diabetic Care Medical device major Medtronic plcs MDT MiniMed 630G system with SmartGuard technology a new insulin pump that facilitates diabetes care recently won the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for its commercial launch in the U.S. This system will be useful particularly on people aged sixteen years or more. The MiniMed 630G basically combines SmartGuard technology which is already featured in the MiniMed 530G system with a brand new user-friendly design. We note that, the SmartGuard technology acts against low blood sugar and is the only system at present to reduce the frequency of night-time low episodes by one third. We believe this system will receive huge market acceptance taking into consideration the fact that up to 75% of severe hypoglycemia occurs during night time while patients are asleep. MiniMed 630G has a user-friendly design which enables personalized diabetes management and also provides advanced clinical performance. Apart from that, this system, unlike the other members of the MiniMed family uses the Contournext Link 2.4, the blood glucose meter of Ascensia Diabetes Care which claims to provide accurate blood glucose test results. MEDTRONIC Price and Consensus | MEDTRONIC Quote We note that, with rapidly rising incidents of diabetes across the U.S., healthcare organizations are now focused on innovating technologies that will effectively help the nation's 29.1 million diabetics manage their health conditions. Remarkably, diabetes has been growing at an exponential rate lately with the global diabetic population expected to reach 552 million by 2030 from 366 million in 2011. With such a scenario looming, disease management and providing optimal therapy has become a major challenge for h Continue reading >>

Newsflash: Medtronic Launches New Minimed 630g System

Newsflash: Medtronic Launches New Minimed 630g System

A new Medtronic insulin pump is now available in the United States, introducing a new des ign and color-screen as part of a complete makeover to these diabetes devices that have fundamentally looked the same for 30 years! Say hello to the Minimed 630G, which Medtronic announced on Thursday after receiving the FDA's Pre-Market Approval on Aug. 10. This news caught many by surprise, as the California pump-CGM company hadn't previewed this product in advance as they typically do before launches. Instead, they've focused on their forthcoming 670G hybrid closed loop system, expected to be the first-gen commercial Artficial Pancreas system to hit market in 2017. A number of users are actually upset that they weren't warned of this interim product launch, because they've recently purchased new products or upgrades. Others were holding out for the future closed loop system. So we're all wondering: Just what is this 630G that we've heard nothing about before? Remember, Medtronic got FDA approval in September 2013 for its 530G that automatically stops insulin delivery once a user crosses a certain low glucose level. That was step one in moving toward closed loop technology. Next up is their Predictive Low Glucose Suspend (PLGS) features that can anticipate oncoming hypos in advance and shut off insulin to prevent them from happening. That's built into the Minimed 640G system that hit the market outside the U.S. in early 2015. Medtronic ultimately decided it would not pursue bringing that device to the U.S., opting instead to leapfrog that model and focus on getting the first hybrid closed loop 670G to market in 2017. So now, it seems we're getting this 630G as a sort of stop-gap device in between the two D-tech generations. Here's a quick glance at the Minimed 630G: Fresh Design: Continue reading >>

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