Experiencing the MiniMed 670G System after 43 Years with Diabetes
In March, we shipped the MiniMed 670G systems to customers in the Customer Training Phase. Among them is Laura, Medtronic Clinical Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona, who has been a part of the Medtronic family – both as a Certified Product Trainer and employee – for 26 years. Today, she shares her experience with the new system.
I’ve been on the MiniMed 670G system for a month, and haven’t felt this good in 43 years living with diabetes. I love it!
When the FDA approved the MiniMed 670G system, I cried tears of joy. I couldn’t believe this day had finally come.
Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGM) are a huge part of my personal and professional life. Watching and personally experiencing the advancements in pump and sensor technology has been amazing. My first insulin pump in 1980 weighed a whopping 2.7 pounds (in comparison, the MiniMed 670G system is 1/5 pound)!
After 43 years of living with diabetes and 37 years pumping, I’m ecstatic to be on this journey with the world’s first hybrid closed loop system – the MiniMed 670G system!
I live an active lifestyle, and no day is the same. For people with diabetes, this means insulin needs vary each day. I love that the MiniMed 670G system understands this – getting to know my insulin needs more every day, and automatically adjusts and personalizes insulin delivery 24 hours a day.
I’ve struggled with hypoglycemia unawareness for many years, and the new Suspend before low feature – to me – is a miracle! Suspend before low kept me from going low four times in the three days before I turned on Auto Continue reading