Sensors & Transmitters

Changing Your Sensor

Locations for inserting glucose sensors

Shown here are the best body areas (shaded) for sensor insertion:

Note: Clinical trials of sensor accuracy have been based on sensors inserted in the belly area. Sensor performance may differ when other insertion sites are used.

Avoid inserting the sensor:

  • Into the 2-inch (5.0 cm) area around your belly button
  • Where your body naturally bends a great deal
  • In areas where clothing might cause irritation (for example your beltline)
  • Where you have scarred or hardened tissue or stretch marks

For Sof-sensor® glucose sensor, your sensor should be at least:

  • 2 inches (5.0 cm) away from your belly button
  • 3 inches (7.5 cm) away from your insulin pump infusion site or any manual insulin injection site
  • 2 inches (5.0 cm) away from the previous site

For Enlite sensor, your sensor should be at least:

  • 2 inches (5.0cm) away from your navel
  • 1 inch away from your insulin pump infusion site
  • 1 inch away from any other insulin needle injection site (syringe, pen)
Changing the Guardian® sensor 3 using the One-press serter with your MiniMed 670G insulin pump (MMT-1780K)

Note: To hear the instructions on these videos, make sure the sound on your computer is turned on.

Enlite Serter Inserting the Guardian sensor 3

Download step by step instructions in a PDF format for the Enlite Sensor Taping Tips Quick Reference Guide for the Guardian Sensor 3 with your MiniMed 670G (MMT-1780)

Tip for Guardian Sensor 3 Success Picture

Tip 1: Making sure your Guardian Sensor 3 is secure is important. Check to see that the Oval Tape is applied correctly. Check your site regularly and apply additional off-the-shelf tape if sensor and transmitter are not secure.

Changing the Enlite sensor using the One-press serter with your MiniMed 630G (MMT-1715K)

Note: To hear the instructions on these videos, make sure the sound on your computer is turned on.

Enlite Serter Inserting the enlite sensor

Download step by step instructions in a PDF format for the Enlite Sensor Taping Tips Quick Reference Guide for the Enlite Sensor and One-press Serter

Tip for Enlite Sensor Success Picture

Tip 1: Making sure your Enlite® sensor is secure is important. Check out the Enlite Tape Tips, which may be helpful for people who experience adhesion or skin irritation issues.

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Changing the Enlite sensor using the One-press serter with your MiniMed 530G (551/751)

Note: To hear the instructions on these videos, make sure the sound on your computer is turned on.

Enlite Serter Using the Enlite sensor & 530G video

Download step by step instructions in a PDF format for the Enlite Sensor Taping Tips Quick Reference Guide for the Enlite Sensor and One-press Serter

Tip for Enlite Sensor Success Picture

Tip 1: Making sure your Enlite® sensor is secure is important. Check out the Enlite Tape Tips, which may be helpful for people who experience adhesion or skin irritation issues.

Enlite Sensor Taping Tips Enlite Sensor Taping Tips »

Changing the Enlite sensor using the Enlite serter with your MiniMed 530G (551/751)

Note: To hear the instructions on these videos, make sure the sound on your computer is turned on.

Enlite Serter Using the Enlite sensor & 530G video

Download step-by-step instructions in a PDF format for the Enlite Sensor Taping Tips Quick Reference Guide for the Enlite Sensor and Enlite Serter.

Tips for Enlite Sensor Success Picture

Tip 1: Making sure your Enlite® sensor is secure is important. Check out the Enlite Tape Tips, which may be helpful for people who experience adhesion or skin irritation issues.

Enlite Sensor Taping Tips Enlite Sensor Taping Tips »

Tip 2: When inserting the Enlite® sensor using the Enlite serter, make sure to insert the sensor properly, calibrate the sensor as directed, and tape the sensor down well to ensure best performance throughout the six days of wear.

Enlite Sensor Taping Tips Optimizing the Enlite Experience »

Using the Enlite sensor with the MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time RevelTM  insulin pump

Device: Minimed Paradigm REAL-Time RevelTM  insulin pump (523/723),

Your pump is programmed to automatically stop the sensor after three days (72 hours). If this is the first time you have received the SENSOR END alert, do not remove the sensor.

Restarting the Sensor After Three Days
The Enlite sensor can be worn for up to six days (144 hours). This procedure must be conducted for each newly inserted sensor to restart that sensor after three days. This will allow you to use your sensor up to its maximum life of six days (144 hours). If this is the second time you have received the SENSOR END alert, replace your sensor and recharge the transmitter.

Use your Daily Journal to record the date and time each sensor is inserted to ensure that you do not restart an individual sensor more than once. To help remind you of this, and to maintain battery life, the transmitter is designed to turn off after seven days (168 hours) of use. After the transmitter turns off, your pump will display a LOST SENSOR alert.

To restart your sensor, do these steps:
1. Go to the LINK SENSOR MENU screen.
2. Main > Sensor > Link to Sensor > New Sensor
3. Select New Sensor. Press ACT.
4. Press ACT again. The SENSOR READY 2 HRS screen appears.
5. Press any button to continue. In most cases, your device displays a METER BG NOW alert within five minutes.

When you restart the sensor, there is no two-hour wait for your device to prompt you to enter a meter BG. This is because the sensor has already been started, wetted, and has not been disconnected from the transmitter.

IMPORTANT: The Enlite sensor should not be used past a total of 6 days of wear.

Changing the Sof-sensor glucose sensor

Device: Minimed Paradigm REAL-Time RevelTM  insulin pump (523/723), 522/722, Guardian® REAL-Time continuous glucose monitoring system

Note: To hear the instructions on these support videos, be sure the sound on your computer is turned on.

Using the Sof-sensor & Revel Insulin pump video

Important Reminders for Success
Important Reminders for Success Picture

Tip: Insert the sensor anywhere between a 45 and 60 degree angle.

Reason: Proper angle of insertion is essential to good sensor performance.

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