You already know an A1C test is an average of the ups and downs in your blood glucose levels over the previous three months. Since lowering your A1C can help you avoid diabetes complications,2,3 it’s often the most important factor when choosing new therapy.
An insulin pump uses predictable rapid-acting insulin, which means you don't need to follow a strict schedule for eating, activity, and insulin injections. Imagine eating when you're hungry, delaying a meal, even broadening your food choices.
Assumes 4 shots per day for 30 days and one infusion set change every 2 to 3 days.
An insulin pump is a small device that is worn on your body and delivers tiny drops of rapid-acting insulin to closely match your body’s needs. The pump can be discreetly hidden out of sight to anyone around you.
A small durable medical device that has:
An infusion set includes a thin tube that goes from the reservoir to the infusion site on your body. The cannula is inserted with a small needle that is removed after it is in place.* The infusion set is changed every two to three days.
CareLink® Personal software serves as a virtual logbook so you can track your insulin intake and glucose levels. It creates reports which help you and your healthcare provider discover patterns and make therapy adjustments faster and more accurately than with meter software and logbooks alone.
“With MiniMed pump therapy, I don’t have to worry about when I’m going to be in a good place to give myself the next shot!”
Sharan L. Quilter, Military Wife and Grandmother
“The pump’s making my life a whole lot easier. It sounds like you’re tied up to something, but it’s actually freedom. It’s freedom to say, hey, I can go have a meal. I don’t have to worry.”
Bill K. Student, Hard Worker and Grandfather
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If you’re still wondering if pump therapy is right for you, let’s set the record straight about some common myths.
What you feel when injecting insulin with a needle is similar to when inserting an infusion set. However, with an insulin pump you only have to insert 12 times a month vs. 120 times a month with insulin shots!
Successfully managing your glucose with an insulin pump is often as easy as entering your blood sugar and meal information—then pressing enter. Your insulin pump even does the work of keeping track of your insulin, so you don’t need to write anything down.
Pumps help keep your blood glucose under control so you can focus on life. The easy detachability combined with less insertions vs. injections makes it much more user friendly. According to one study, 94% of pump users said they’re either very satisfied or completely satisfied with their insulin delivery device (vs. 56% of injection users).5 They discussed how an insulin pump gave them a level of control and flexibility that injections just couldn’t match—and what they’re reminded of isn’t that they have diabetes, but that they’re doing what’s best for improving control.
Insulin pumps can be easily worn on or under your clothes securely with a variety of cases, customizable skins and clips. The pump can also be easily detached for activities like swimming, showering, exercise and other activities you enjoy, so it won’t stop you from living your life.
For over 25 years, Medtronic has offered unrivaled customer service and support to help improve your diabetes management and overall quality of life.
At Medtronic, we offer:
Be one of the many people who leave multiple daily shots behind and find better control and flexibility with pump therapy.
The StartRight Program offers the support and training you need as you embark on your new diabetes management journey. Your personal StartRight representative proactively reaches out to you immediately after your product has shipped and will help set you up for success even before you begin therapy.
Everything we do is focused on you. From comprehensive training to personalized support and 24-Hour HelpLine, we’re more than just the leader in diabetes innovation. We’re your partner for life to help you succeed with your new therapy.
Medtronic exclusive StartRight program will be with you every step of the way to prepare you for therapy. Your specialized StartRight representative will ensure that you build the right habits and will support you to achieve long-term success with your new insulin pump.
Medtronic is committed to providing quality customer service. However, due to the number of online inquiries we receive, we may not be able to respond within the same business day. If you need a response during the same business day, call
Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps and associated components are limited to sale by prescription and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks associated with the use of these systems. Successful operation of the insulin infusion pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring systems requires adequate vision and hearing to recognize alerts and alarms. Insulin pump therapy is not recommended for individuals who are unable or unwilling to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately.
Please visit https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety-information for additional details. WARNING regarding Bolus Wizard feature: Do not use the Bolus Wizard to calculate a bolus for a period of time after giving a manual injection by syringe or pen. The Bolus Wizard does not account for manual injections, and could prompt you to deliver more insulin than needed. Too much insulin may cause hypoglycemia. One’s healthcare professional should be consulted for how long one needs to wait after a manual injection before relying on the active insulin calculation of the Bolus Wizard.
CareLink software is intended for use as a tool to help manage diabetes. The purpose of the software is to take information transmitted from insulin pumps, glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring systems, and turn it into CareLink reports. The reports provide information that can be used to identify trends and track daily activities — such as carbohydrates consumed, meal times, insulin delivery, and glucose readings.
NOTE: CareLink report data is intended for use as an adjunct in the management of diabetes only and NOT intended to be relied upon by itself. Patients should consult their healthcare providers familiar with the management of diabetes prior to making changes in treatment.
For more details, please consult https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety-information and the appropriate CareLink User Guide at https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/support/download-library/user-guides.
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