Integrated Care Archive

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

Medtronic Turning Point Program: Helping Healthcare Systems Manage At-Risk Diabetes Patients

The estimated medical costs of managing people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States is $176 billion and community hospitals carry more than 40% of that financial burden.[1] People with diabetes – particularly those with lower socioeconomic status or limited access to primary care – frequently seek care in hospital emergency departments (ED).[2],[3] When

Falling in Love with the MiniMed 630G System

In August, we launched the MiniMed 630G system in the U.S. Some of the first customers on the new system were employees, and among them is Naomi Ruperto, social community manager in Northridge, who has worked at Medtronic for more than seven years. This week, she shares her very positive experience with the new

Providing Easier and Better Access to Pump and CGM Data on Smartphones with MiniMed Connect

For people with diabetes, constantly monitoring blood sugar levels can be cumbersome and anything but discreet. That’s why we created the MiniMed Connect mobile application, originally available on iOS. Now we are introducing MiniMed Connect for the Android™ operating system –the first and only product that enables people with diabetes to discreetly see real-time

Expanding Diabetes Care Services with Canary Health

A Growing Epidemic More than 29 million people in the United States (US) live with diabetes, and an additional 86 million people are at risk for developing the disease.[i] Each year, pre-diabetes and diabetes costs $322 billion in the US.[i] It is clear we need an innovative and comprehensive approach to diabetes prevention and

First Live Experience of Sugar.IQ with Watson for People with Diabetes

I am excited to announce that Sugar.IQ with Watson, the first-of-its-kind cognitive app that helps detect important patterns and trends for people with diabetes, is now in live use for the first time. With app development now completed, we will conduct real-world testing of the final release candidate application with up to 100 MiniMed

Addressing the Highs and Lows of Diabetes with IBM Watson

As you know, we are collaborating with IBM Watson to develop solutions that will help people with diabetes better manage the disease. Recently, IBM Watson began running a television advertisement citing Medtronic as an example of the work they’re doing in healthcare. This is a testament to the strength of our partnership and rapid

Always by Your Side

Diabetes plays no favorites. From the very young, to the young at heart, it’s a lifelong challenge. Transforming diabetes care together, for greater freedom and better health. We often reflect on these words when we think about the future of our business and how we will continue to transform into a holistic diabetes management

Value-Based Healthcare: A New Approach to Diabetes Care

Value-based healthcare is driving change in the healthcare industry – emerging as a solution to rising healthcare costs, clinical inefficiency, and to make it easier for people to get the care they need. In the current fee-for-service model, healthcare providers are paid based on volume – number of patients seen, tests orders, and procedures

Cognitive Computing for Improved Diabetes Outcomes Part II – The Healthcare System

This post was inspired by an interview with Shahram Ebadollahi, PhD,Vice President, Innovation & Chief Science Officer at IBM Watson Health. In part I of the series, we learned how cognitive computing can play a role in everyday life for people with diabetes, but were left wondering what impact cognitive computing in diabetes management