Integrated Care Archive

First Canadian Customer of Diabetes Self-Management Program with Canary Health

I’m happy to announce that in partnership with Canary Health, a leading provider of proven digital health self-management programs for people with chronic disease, we have started our first project in Canada. Bruyère Continuing Care, Ontario’s largest provider of sub-acute care, will offer its patients with type 2 diabetes the newly updated online version

Life with MiniMed 670G System: Perspective of a Busy Teenager

When fifteen-year-old Nikhita wakes up knowing her glucose is stable and will stay in range, she owns the day. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of five, the MiniMed 670G system has given Nikhita increased confidence, and reinforced her motivation and determination to continue to achieve more. I started using the MiniMed

Diabeter Wins Value-Based Healthcare Prize 2017

On May 11, 2017, the Value-Based Healthcare Center Europe awarded Diabeter with the Value-Based Healthcare Prize 2017. I am so proud of the work by the Diabeter team, and am not surprised that their hard work and innovative approach is being recognized. The Value-Based Healthcare Prize rewards projects that have adopted a fundamentally new

Starting MiniMed 670G System Customer Training Phase

I’m pleased to announce the start of our Customer Training Phase for the MiniMed 670G system. During this phase, we’ll focus on on-boarding a small group of Priority Access Program participants at a select number of healthcare provider sites across the country. These sites will reflect diversity in terms of practice type, size, experience

Chasing Numbers: Battling Low Blood Sugar Levels

Busy Physician Assistant and single mother of three children, Sherifa, is all too familiar with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). “There were nights I was afraid to fall asleep,” she recalls. “I stopped getting early low warning symptoms, and there were mornings I would crash and not even know it. It was very scary.” Low

Medtronic Turning Point Facilitates Integrated Care for High-Risk Diabetes Patients

This article is based on an interview with Dr. Edward Dick, MD, Medical Director at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc on the Medtronic Turning Point program. As Medical Director of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Dr. Edward Dick, MD, sees the impact type 2 diabetes has on patients in his Southern Texas community. The

Growing the Diabeter Model

Part 3 of a three-part series about Medtronic and Diabeter. In part 1, we discussed our acquisition of Diabeter as part of our overall value-based healthcare strategy. In part 2, we highlighted the components of a value-based healthcare system and how Diabeter exemplifies them. In part 3, we discuss what’s next for Medtronic and

Moving to a High-Value Healthcare Delivery System

Part 2 of a three-part series about Medtronic and Diabeter. In part 1, we discussed our acquisition of Diabeter as part of our overall value-based health care strategy. In part 2, we highlight the components of a value-based healthcare system and how Diabeter exemplifies them. In a value-based healthcare system, the overarching goal for

Transforming Diabetes Care into Value-Based Care Delivery

Part 1 of a three-part series about Medtronic and Diabeter, which Medtronic acquired in April 2015 as part of our vision to transform diabetes care so patients have greater freedom and better health. Diabetes represents one of the biggest challenges to the healthcare system given its exponential growth, the cost to manage the disease

Developing A New Tool with Fitbit for Simplified Type 2 Diabetes Management

Today we announced a partnership with Fitbit to integrate health and activity data into new CGM solutions for simplified type 2 diabetes management. This partnership brings together our sophisticated medical technology with the convenience of automatic activity tracking from Fitbit. Together we can provide meaningful insights into how exercise impacts glucose levels for more