Failure Of Minimed Cgm Transmitter?
Member T1 since 1994. MM 522 pump/CGM since 2009. How long does the transmitter last? Years? Not the sensor, but the actual transmitter. Are they meant to last forever, or does some component eventually fail in it. Maybe the rechargeable internal battery? Also, HOW does it die? Is it a sudden failure where it just stops, or can you tell if it's going to fail soon? I'd like to know because I plan on going on a holiday but don't want to take along an extra "just-in-case" transmitter. The one I currently have is about 1.5 years old. How old is yours? I think their warranty is 6-8 months, which is a total joke. Mine just died and it was about 14 months old. The way I knew something wasn't right was when I charged if for 30 minutes - unplugged it - and there was NO flashing green light. I went ahead and plugged it into my sensor and again - no flashing green light. When this happened, it indicated my transmitter was dead. Lifespan varies like many things. I called the MM hotline and we did the testing and they also stated that it appeared the transmitter was dead. Pretty darn expensive 6-8 month warranty item. I was talking to a friend about this transmitter from mini med. It is our experience that the transmitter starts losing accuracy usually within about 6 to 7 months, and this has happened multiple times with multiple transmitters over the years. I came home from work one day to have smoke pour out the door of my house when I opened it, and to find my son on the floor in an insulin seizure. His food he was cooking was burning on the stove. His transmitter had failed, and the CGM was giving him readings about 40 points higher than they actually were that day. This was the last straw and was the end of him using mini med's CGM system. It is dangerous. My friend, who is ve Continue reading >>
Continuous Glucose Monitoring With Medtronic/minimed Updated
I decided to create a new post for this so that my initial reaction to continuous metering would remain untouched and available for review. If you would like to see my first reactions to this device, please refer to my original post on the same topic. I am now at the point where I am satisfied with the sensor glucose readings about 75% of the time. This has taken me a number of months, despite the fact that I consider myself quite technical and quite good at caring for my diabetes. Thus far, the sensor has helped my go from an A1C of 5.8 to 5.3, an improvement of about 9%. I do not know yet whether my next A1C will be as good. My doctor has cautioned be about going low too often. Being even more careful about lows than I had been may raise this slightly. So, the number one topic you need to know about in order to get results is also the hardest to understand and the hardest to get straight information about. ISIGs: ISIG is short for Interstititial SIGnal. This has nothing at all whatsoever to do with the strength of the transmission signal between the transmitter and the insulin pump. (Or presumably, the CGM device if you are not using one of the new pumps that serves both functions.) The sensor inserted beneath your skin has enzymes on it that react with your interstitial fluids to produce a “signal”. Personally, I would call this the raw glucose reading. However, a representative from Medtronic just assured me that this is not the case. She even assured me that it is possible for the ISIGs to be rising or falling while the reading is doing the opposite. I’m remaining skeptical about this point at this time. I have not seen that happen and do not understand how the simple measuring of the rate of reaction of the enzyme can produce two numbers. She also assured me Continue reading >>
7821 Glucose Sensor Transmitter User Manual Users Manual Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
7821 Glucose Sensor Transmitter User Manual Users Manual Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. Glucose Sensor Transmitter Trouble Viewing? See the or view the HTML Version or PDF in frame MP6025977-021 / 1GST3CTransmitterRECAUTION: Investigational Device.Limited by Federal Law to Investigational Use. MP6025977-021 / 1RE MP6025977-021 / 1Contacts:Africa: Medtronic Africa (Pty) Ltd.Tel: +27 (0) 11 677 4800Australia: Medtronic Australasia Pty. Ltd.Tel: 1800 668 670 (product orders)Tel: 1800 777 808 (customer help)Deutschland: Medtronic GmbHGeschftsbereich DiabetesTelefon: +49 2159 8149-370Telefax: +49 2159 8149-11024-Stdn-Hotline: 0800 6464633Eire: Accu-Science LTD.Tel: +353 45 433000Azerbaijan: Albatros Health CareTel: +994 12 498 9537Espaa: Medtronic Ibrica S.A.Tel: +34 91 625 05 42Fax: +34 91 625 03 9024 horas: +34 901 120 335Bangladesh Sonargaon Healthcare Pvt Ltd.Mobile: (+91)-9903995417or (+880)-1714217131Belarus: Badgin LtdTel: +375 (172) 665128Europe: Medtronic Europe S.A. Europe, MiddleEast and Africa HeadquartersTel: +41 (0) 21-802-7000Belgi/Belgique: N.V. Medtronic Belgium S.A.Tel: 0800-90805Bosnia and Herzegovina IntermedicalTel: +387 33 202 183Fax: +387 33 202 183France: Medtronic France S.A.S.Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 38 17 00Hellas: Medtronic Hellas S.A.Tel: +30 210677-9099Brasil: Medtronic Comercial Ltda.Tel: +(11) 3707-3707Bulgaria Interagro-90 LtdTel: +359 888 636 033Hong Kong: Medtronic International Ltd.Tel: +852 2919-1300To order supplies: +852 2919-132224-hour helpline: +852 2919-6441RECanada: Medtronic of Canada Ltd.Tel: 1-800-284-4416 (toll free/sans-frais)India: India Medtronic Pvt. LtdTel: (+91)-80-22112245 / 32972359Mobile: (+91)-9611633007China: Medtronic (Shanghai) Ltd.24 Hour Help (Cell): +86 400-820-198124 Hour Help (Landline): +86 800-820 Continue reading >>
Troubleshooting Your Sensor & Transmitter | Medtronic Diabetes
Change the sensor and insert it into a different location Avoid sites where clothes may rub, where your body bends a great deal and their beltline if possible. These areas present a higher risk of the sensor and transmitter being accidently pulled out. Do not insert the sensor into an area that is lean, scarred, or hardened. If inserted in these areas it may decrease the flow of interstitial fluid or the sensor may kink. Try a different orientations for the sensor and transmitter. For example, insert so the sensor on the bottom and the transmitter sits on top. This orientation may help prevent a teeter-totter action at the sensor and transmitter connection which could lead to a lost signal. Note: Make sure blood does not enter the connection point between the transmitter and glucose sensor. Did not flash a green light when connected to the sensor Try to disconnect the transmitter, wait for several seconds and then reconnect. If the green light still does not flash, charge your transmitter . If that doesnt work, double check to make sure the sensor is fully inserted into your body, review the technique on how to insert correctly. Review the Changing Your Sensor support videofor information on how to insert a sensor correctly Note: For optimal performance, connect the transmitter right away once youve inserted and taped the Enlite sensor. May or may not have been accepted by your device Wait 10-15 minutes after calibration to see the first sensor glucose reading on your device screen. After 15 minutes, you can view the CALIBRATE HISTORY screen to confirm: MAIN MENU > SENSOR > Calibration Hist. If you receive a CAL ERROR then your device has not accepted the calibration, follow these actions . When calibrating your sensors, remember to always: Wash hands before taking a f Continue reading >>
Tips For Caring For Your Cgm Minilink Transmitter
Home Education and Information Tips for Caring for Your CGM MiniLink Transmitter Tips for Caring for Your CGM MiniLink Transmitter Posted by Naomi Ruperto On August 28, 2013 In Education and Information If youre planning to not use your transmitter for a little while, its important to remember to properly store your transmitter during that time in order to retain optimal battery life. This is a topic that not a lot of Medtronic customers have really thought about, so I touched base with my co-workers Kristin, a CGM Product Specialist, and Rob, a Customer Experience Driver from the 24-Hour HelpLine, to get their tips on some things to consider when storing your transmitter: Always store the CGM MiniLink transmitter in the charger when you arent using it. Store the transmitter, charger and tester in a CLEAN, DRY location at room temperature. Make sure you have a fully charged battery in your charger. The light on the charger will flash RED once every 2 seconds if the battery needs A new AAA battery contains enough power to recharge the MiniLink more than 40 times. Note: During infrequent usage, remove the transmitter from its charger for at least 1 minute every 1-2 months. So you dont forget, mark it somewhere on your calendar or set a reminder on your phone. Not sure where to store the transmitter and charger so it doesnt get lost? Weve heard of folks storing their transmitters near their regularly used diabetes supplies (serters, strips, meter, etc.) in a drawer at home or at work, even in their backpack or purse in a side pocket. But the key is to store it in a place that is easy to find. I personally keep mine in my diabetes drawer in my bedroom along with all of my supplies. Tell us your tips for how to store their transmitter! Post in the comment section below or o Continue reading >>
Medtronic 640g And Enlite Sensor Life
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community On the Veo I could always get an extra 24 hours beyond the 6 day sensor life by immediately restarting my old sensor as a new sensor. Since having the 640g and new Guardian transmitter I've not been able to extend the sensor life beyond 6 days whatever I try either by reconnect old sensor/start new sensor/find lost sensor etc. The extra 24 hours on the old transmitter and Veo gave me time, if the sensor ended at an inconvenient time, to keep CGM running until I was able to insert a new sensor plus it was always on the same day of the week. Has anyone on the 640g and Enlite sensors had any luck in extending the sensor duration beyond 6 days and if so please can you tell me what you did? Thanks. I certainly haven't,but will keep trying different ways! Flowerpot are you on facebook? I definitely know some people on their have extended their sensors... I couldn't tell you specifically how because I don't have a pump/Cgm yet so it's all slightly 'foreign' to me, but I do know I've seen people with 640gs extend them because I was thinking how good that was... If you do have facebook I *think* I saw it in the group 'T1-cgm information'... Thanks @-Artemis- , I'm not on facebook but will have a look around to see what I can discover about restarting the sensor after 6 days. Fingers crossed something works ! you have to take the transmitter off, give it a little charge and then reattach and then start new sensor that could well be a challenge too far for me as I'm partially sighted and struggle to see well enough to connect the transmitter to the sensor in the first place. I'll have a try and see if it is possible. It's interesting that the transmitter battery Continue reading >>
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Troubleshooting Your Sensor & Transmitter | Medtronic Diabetes
If yes, apply steady pressure using a sterile gauze or clean cloth for up to 3 minutes. If bleeding does NOT stop do not attach the sensor to the transmitter and follow these steps: Check the site for bleeding, irritation, pain, tenderness or inflammation and treat accordingly. Insert a new sensor in a different location. Did the green light flash after connecting? If not, your sensor may not be inserted. Review the Changing Your Sensor support video for information on how to insert a sensor correctly. If not, your transmitter will not flash green or send signals to your device until the sensor is inserted in your body. Review the Changing Your Sensor support video for information on how to insert a sensor correctly. If yes, you need to disconnect the transmitter from the sensor, wait for several seconds and then reconnect. If the green light still does not flash, charge your transmitter. Wait 10-15 minutes after calibration to see the first sensor glucose reading on your device screen. After 15 minutes, you can view the CALIBRATE HISTORY screen to confirm: If yes, this alert occurs if your device does not accept the calibration. Follow these actions . Continue reading >>
Medtronic Minilink Cgm Troubleshooting Guide
Medtronic Minilink CGM Troubleshooting guide Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Medtronic Minilink CGM Troubleshooting guide Im using the Medtronic Minilink CGM for more than a year and it turns out to be a very tricky and peculiar device. Also, the troubleshooting guide provided by Medtronic is rather incomplete and misleading in some cases (possibly they do not want to stress the potential customers). So, based on my experience I built a guide of my own: 1) Find an insertion spot for the sensor that fits to you. Try different places as it turns out to vary depending on the body type. My best spot is in the upper front thigh, with the insertion needle facing my torso and the transmitter my feet. 2) Clean the area thoroughly, your hands and everything else that you touch. Use alcohol based, non sticky cleansers. It is very important for extending the life span of the sensor and for your safety. 3) Men should shave the place as it turns out that any body hair prevents the adhesive tape to stick firmly. 4) Make sure that the transmitter is fully charged. Be careful, the procedure could be very tricky: For some reason, the charge-discharge cycle of the device can be deregulated. Although the green light of the charger goes off, the device may be very low in battery. If the transmitter doesnt blink when you disconnect it, put it back on the charger, wait to stop blinking, disconnect it on and on again until the transmitter blinks (If the device is on warranty, demand replacement ASAP). Sometimes an early disconnection (while the charger blinks) may fix the transmitter try it. Then, put it aside for at least 3 minutes. 5) Insert th Continue reading >>
April | 2015 | Rolling In The D
Wear beaten-down eyes sunk in smoke-dried faces Theyre so resigned to what their fate is We are far too young and clever (remember) Resigned to what my fate is? Not quite. But I am willing to see what the powers-that-be have in store for me before deciding if I want or need to change it. And if a change is in order, Ill find a clever way to make it happen. I decided its time to give Plan B, A.K.A. Dexy, a try Rather than continue to fight the insurance company battle, I went ahead and ordered the Dexcom G4. (yes, its the one that also has platinum and share in its name, but Dexcom Platinum G4 with Share is just as much a mouthful as Medtronic Minimed 530G with Enlite, so Ive decided to shorten the name). I had weighed the options almost a year ago. Some things have changed since then, some have not. Still, it seems that so many others have tried it and liked it. And those who didnt like it? They loved it. So I cant lose (despite my hesitations), right? After a year of using a loaner 530G (disclosure here ), I figured I could commit to a year (the insurance-eligibility period)of the Dexcom G4. Or perhaps 30 days, given the return policy, if I didnt like it though that would lead me back to my initial predicament. The order-process was pretty much painless, and as I expected. The insertion, guided only by the Dexcom-provided videos (because Im too cheap to pay the $40 copay to visit my endos office for proper training) was also pretty much painless. It was still a bit weird-feeling at first, but either the feeling dissipated or I got used to it. As for my reaction (after wearing it for six days, as of this writing), its not exactly what I had expected. Id suspected that I would need to charge the receiver. The documentation said I needed to charge the receiver. The docum Continue reading >>
I got hitched up to CGMS last Thursday using the 640G and the Medtronic Enlite Sensors. The sensor died early this morning, not quite 5 days after it was inserted. I know that Medtronic quotes 6 days for the sensor, but I am interested in how long other people get from each sensor. Also it pissed me right off at night with all the various alarms. I turned off the high alarms, but I'd still get the red blinking light, and if my husband was awake, he'd wake me to ask what was wrong! It did, though, alert me to hypos, and even turned the plump off twice. Nice to know it works. by straygaijin Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:22 pm I use the sensors with a paradigm pump not the newer 640G and typically get 2 weeks from them. Most likely it 'died' because the battery in the transmitter went flat, just remove it carefully from the sensor, recharge it and then reconnect and start the sensor again. You should get another week. If you are consistently getting less than the 6 days, you might ask Medtronic to replace the transmitter. Can't help with the flashing lights on the pump but you might trying setting your high alarm higher so that it doesn't trigger so soon. Failing that, you could try just taping over the light! Any chance on an update on how you are going with the enlite sensors please? I haven't been usig them regularly, but have just put one in this morning, as I have decided to use them on a regular basis. Will update you in a couple of weeks, Justin. I've been using them regularly since I got the 640G in March. They are so much more accurate with this combo that with the Veo, you get a new transmitter and this seems to make all the difference. My readings are only ever a few points off between both readings unless I've stuffed up the calibration. I've been getting 6 days out of Continue reading >>
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You Need To Change The Battery In The Recharger On A Regular Basis.
You need to change the battery in the recharger on a regular basis. D.D. Family Type 2 since 1993, on pump since 3/10 You need to change the battery in the recharger on a regular basis. Last week I changed my sensor and used a "new" sensor which expired 4/13/13. After charging the Medtronic transmitter for aboutb20 minutes and the blue light went off, I removed it from the charger and the blue light blinked the usual 10 times. I connected the transmitter to the sensor; however, the transmitter did not blink as usual. None the less, I taped everything as usual and meter BGd as requested two hours later. Over the next 24 hours I received constant sensor errors and lost sensor notifications. I eventually removed the sensor but before charging the transmitter, I changed the battery in the charger. When I attached the recharged transmitter to the "new" sensor, it blinked as usual and everything has worked smoothly ever since. Moral of the story is that you need to remember to change the battery in your charger on a regular basis, especially if the transmitter does not blink when attached to the sensor. D.D. Family Type 2 since 1993, on pump since 3/10 I was told by my Mehdtronic trainer that I should wait at least a minute after the transmitter blinks 10 times before connecting it to the sensor. Also, I was advised that Medtronic has probably changed the chemical make-up on the sensor such that it starts to "decompose" sooner after expiration date. Yeah, waiting a minute after you take the transmitter off the charger is standard. And the sensors definitely don't last as long any more. I used to be able to wear them for a solid 14, now I'm lucky to get 7 accurate days out of them. Bummer. Continue reading >>
Medtronic Transmitter User Guide
how long does a medtronic cgm transmitter last MiniMed 670G System User Guide 13-Mar-2017 (32.3 MB) MiniMed 670G with MiniMed Quick-set QRG 13-Mar-2017 (2.1 MB); MiniMed 670G Connect the Meter QRG 13-Mar-2017 (339.0 kB); MiniMed 670G OnePress Serter and Guardian Sensor 3 QRG 13-Mar-2017 (2.6 MB); MiniMed 670G Safety Rules QRG Please visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com/patents for a listing of patents covering this product. CareLink, Guardian, MiniLink, and Sen-serter are registered trademarks of Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. CONTOUR is a registered trademark of Bayer. Energizer is a registered trademark of Eveready Battery Company. Sensors & Transmitters. Why Sensor Glucose does not equal Blood Glucose Changing Your Sensor Calibrating Your Sensor Caring for Your Transmitter & Sensor Storing Glucose Sensors Sensor & Transmitter Troubleshooting Tips Important Safety Information > Labeling Symbols > Home CareLink Contact Us MiniLink REAL-Time transmitter. MiniLink REAL-Time transmitter. User Guide. MiniLink REAL-Time Transmitter User Guide EN 8-Dec-2011 (12 MB). Additional References. Training information for MiniLink REAL-Time Transmitter Upgrade EN 18-Feb-2007 (55 KB). Back to Download Library Important Safety Easy Bolus and Enlite are trademarks of Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. CONTOUR Medtronic Diabetes warrants the MiniMed insulin pump against defects in .. the remote control. Refer to the remote control user guide for operating instructions.) . MiniLink transmitter The transmitter (MMT-7703) is a small device that. MiniMed 670G system with SmartGuard technology. In the MiniMed 670G system, SmartGuard technology can automatically adjust insulin delivery based on your sensor glucose values. Work closely with your healthcare professional when starting insulin pump therapy. In this use Continue reading >>
User Guide - Medtronic Diabetes Uk
User GuideMiniLink testerMiniLink(transmitter)MiniLink chargerA complete MiniLink kit includes:MiniLink (MMT-7703)MiniLink charger (MMT-7705)MiniLink tester (MMT-7706)AAA alkaline battery(ies)Occlusive dressingSen-serterIndications for useThe MiniLink is indicated for use as a component of select Medtroniccontinuous glucose sensing systems and Medtronic MiniMed sensorenabled pump systems.ContraindicationsNone known.WarningsProduct contains small parts and may pose a choking hazard for youngchildren.Do not use the MiniLink to send glucose readings to the monitor whileonboard an aircraft. Disconnect the MiniLink from the sensor whiletravelling on an aircraft or if interference with other transmitting devicesoccurs.-1-EnglishThe Medtronic MiniLink transmitter (MiniLink) is a component of selectcontinuous glucose sensing systems and sensor-enabled insulin pumpsystems. The MiniLink powers the glucose sensor, collects glucose data,and wirelessly sends the data to a monitor. The monitor is a Medtroniccontinuous glucose sensing monitor or Medtronic MiniMed sensorenabled insulin pump.The sensor should be removed if redness, bleeding, pain, tenderness, irritation,or inammation develops at insertion site, or if you experience unexplained fever.An optional occlusive dressing should be removed if irritation or reaction to thetape develops.The sensor may create special needs regarding your medical conditions ormedications. Discuss with your doctor before using the sensor.Wait 5 minutes after sensor insertion before connecting the transmitter to thesensor. Make sure that the site is not bleeding before connection. If bleeding occurs, apply steady pressure with a sterile gauze or clean cloth atthe insertion site until bleeding stops. After bleeding stops, attach the MiniLinkto the sen Continue reading >>