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 one of the most important factors when choosing new therapy.
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.
“Using the MiniMedTM pump has dramatically changed my life. I no longer have to take multiple daily injections and the preset dosages meet my needs.”
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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 pumpers said they’re either very satisfied or completely satisfied with their insulin delivery device (vs. 56% of people on injections).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 clip. 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 30 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 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 technical support, 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. You StartRight℠ representative will ensure that you build the right habits and will support you to achieve long-term success with your new insulin pump.
Diabetes shouldn’t prevent you from living the life you want. MiniMed™ 630G insulin pumps can take action for you when you need it most - so you can be free to experience life’s exceptional moments. To learn more about the six-week evaluation program at no charge* call
MINIMED™ 630G SYSTEM WITH SMARTGUARD™ TECHNOLOGY Indicated for the continuous delivery of insulin, at set and variable rates, for the management of diabetes mellitus. MiniMed™ 630G system is approved for ages 14 years or older with Guardian™ Sensor 3 and MiniMed™ 630G system is approved for ages 16 years or older with Enlite™ sensor. Both systems require a prescription. Insulin infusion pumps and associated components of insulin infusion systems are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks of insulin pump therapy. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to maintain contact with their healthcare professional. Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow recognition of pump signals and alarms. Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately. Replace the infusion set every 48–72 hours, or more frequently per your healthcare professional’s instructions. Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected. The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a blood glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick using a CONTOUR®NEXT LINK 2.4 meter is required prior to making adjustments to diabetes therapy. Always check the pump display when using a CONTOUR®NEXT LINK 2.4 meter, to ensure the glucose result shown agrees with the glucose results shown on the meter. Do not calibrate your CGM device or calculate a bolus using a result taken from an Alternative Site (palm) or a result from a control solution test. If a control solution test is out of range, please note that the result may be transmitted to your pump when in the “Always” send mode. It is not recommended to calibrate your CGM device when sensor or blood glucose values are changing rapidly, e.g., following a meal or physical exercise. The MiniMed™ 630G system is not intended to be used directly for preventing or treating hypoglycemia but to suspend insulin delivery when the user is unable to respond to the Suspend on low alarm and take measures to prevent or treat hypoglycemia themselves. Therapy to prevent or treat hypoglycemia should be administered according to the recommendations of the user’s healthcare provider.
WARNING: The SmartGuard™ Suspend on low feature will cause the pump to temporarily suspend insulin delivery for two hours when the sensor glucose reaches a set threshold. Under some conditions of use the pump can suspend again, resulting in very limited insulin delivery. Prolonged suspension can increase the risk of serious hyperglycemia, ketosis, and ketoacidosis. Before using the SmartGuard feature, it is important to read the SmartGuard™ feature information in the User Guide and discuss proper use of the feature with your healthcare provider.