Treatment Options Overview
Learn about the benefits of Insulin Pump Therapy, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, and Therapy Management Software, and which treatment options are right for you and your family.
Insulin Pump Therapy
Insulin pump therapy provides you with a flexible way to manage your diabetes while providing better control than injections.1,2 An insulin pump is a small device that is not implanted and delivers precise doses of insulin to closely match your body’s needs. An insulin pump can be right for people with Type 1, Type 2, gestastional diabetes or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.3
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
CGM gives you greater control over the way you manage your diabetes. It reveals changes in your glucose that often go unnoticed when only regular fingerstick measurements are used. In addition, by providing this information in real time, you are given the opportunity to react to high or low glucose levels before they become dangerous.4
Therapy Management Software
Therapy Management Software allows you to upload your insulin pump, CGM device, and blood glucose meter data into a convenient web-based program. You can get detailed reports that help you better understand your glucose control and uncover patterns missed by meters and logbooks alone. You can easily store your information online, and grant your healthcare provider access to it.
Children and Pump Therapy
Medtronic believes children with diabetes deserve every chance to grow up healthy and happy, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. It is for this reason that over 25 years ago we commercialized the next best thing to a healthy pancreas—the insulin pump. Since that time we’ve remained the leader in creating life-saving products to help you and your child best manage diabetes.
- Doyle EA, Weinzimer, Steffen AT, Ahern JAH, Vincent M, Tamborlane WV. A randomized prospective trial comparing the efficacy of insulin pump therapy with multiple daily injections using insulin glargine. Diabetes Care. 2004;27(7):1554-1558.
- Bode BW, Steed RD, Davidson PC. Reduction in severe hypoglycemia with long-term continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 1996;19:324-327.
- American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists medical guidelines for clinical practice for the management of diabetes mellitus. AACE Diabetes Mellitus Clinical Practice Guidelines Task Force. Endocr Pract. 2007;13(suppl 1):1-68.
- A fingerstick confirmation BG is needed prior to treating with insulin or food.