Meaningful Innovation Archive

NEW CARELINK™ PERSONAL SYSTEM UPDATE: EASIER UPLOADS AND AN IMPROVED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

We are thrilled to announce a new uploader and improved product experience for our CareLink™ Personal software. CareLink™ Personal software collects information from compatible insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, glucose meters, and logbook data entered by patients. The CareLink ™system then turns that information into reports that help healthcare professionals identify and

FDA Approves Guardian™ Connect CGM System

I am excited to announce that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved our Guardian™ Connect continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for use in the United States. To hear more about this important milestone, watch my video message. The Guardian™ Connect system is the first smart standalone CGM system to help people with

Medtronic and Nutrino Address Impact of Nutrition in Type 2 Diabetes

As we continue to transform diabetes care to drive greater freedom and better health, we’ve placed a stronger focus on providing insights and solutions to doctors and patients to encourage better management of Type 2 diabetes. Our Pattern Snapshot provides healthcare professionals with a one-page report that helps them quickly interpret CGM data to

MiniMed 670G System Launches in the United States

I am pleased to share that today we announced the commercial launch of the MiniMed 670G system. Since earlier- than-expected FDA approval in September 2016, we have been working to ensure payer coverage, market and manufacturing readiness, as well as appropriate training of employees, clinicians, educators and patients on the new system. We also

Thriving on Life with the MiniMed 670G System

For the past 30 years, John Caldwell felt like managing his type 1 diabetes was a full-time job. Now with the MiniMed 670G system, John worries less about managing his diabetes and spends more time doing the things he enjoys – extreme sports, such as skydiving, biking, snowboarding, hiking, and backpacking. John is one

Hooman Hakami Talks Women in Leadership at Medtronic

Earlier this year, the Medtronic Women’s Network (MWN), the company’s oldest and largest employee resource group (ERG), announced the appointment of Hooman Hakami as its new executive sponsor. Hooman has been the executive vice president and group president of the Diabetes Group at Medtronic since June 2014. He provides overall strategic direction and operational

Experiencing the MiniMed 670G System after 43 Years with Diabetes

In March, we shipped the MiniMed 670G systems to customers in the Customer Training Phase. Among them is Laura, Medtronic Clinical Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona, who has been a part of the Medtronic family – both as a Certified Product Trainer and employee – for 26 years. Today, she shares her experience with the

MiniMed 670G System: A World of Possibilities

I received a very touching email from one of our employees a few weeks ago. Key is a technical writer in Northridge, and is currently on the MiniMed 670G system as part of the Customer Training Phase. Key has graciously agreed to allow me to share his experience with you; I hope you find

Medtronic Holiday Program Honors Customer on MiniMed 670G System

In December, we held our annual Holiday Program in Minneapolis. Our CEO, Omar Ishrak, says it’s the most important event of the year. It’s a long standing tradition Earl Bakken started many years ago as a way to showcase our Mission. Every year, Medtronic invites patients and physicians who represent many of our business

Preparing for MiniMed 670G System Launch

In September, we announced an incredibly exciting milestone that sent waves through the healthcare industry. The excitement and anticipation that we’ve seen in response to the FDA approval of the MiniMed 670G system is gratifying, both on a personal and professional level. We have the unique opportunity and privilege of introducing the first ever