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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 Continue reading >>

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  1. Jo Brodie

    It depends if you mean how much to buy a pump and / or the consumables needed to run it, or the costs relating to the training that's needed to use one effectively and safely.
    For people in the UK who are eligible for an insulin pump I think this would all be made available on the NHS but, according to Diabetes UK...
    http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide...
    'If you are not deemed suitable for an insulin pump on the NHS then the cost of funding a pump privately is considerable. Insulin pumps cost between £1000 and £3000. There are additional costs for the consumable attachments, eg infusion sets, batteries and pump reservoirs, which you may also have to pay for yourself. Consumables could amount to between £1000 and £2000 per year.
    If you pay privately for a pump it is just as important to have support from your healthcare team as it is if you are given one on the NHS.'
    Disclaimer: I work at Diabetes UK but I'm not answering in an official capacity, just as me :)

  2. Sarah Reyes

    Without insurance, the medtronic insulin pump (as one example) is over 7,000 dollars. With insurance it varies depending on copayment.

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