continuous glucose monitor Archive

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

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

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

SmartGuard Technology Helps People with Diabetes Worry Less About Lows

Diabetes is a complex disease to manage, and it can be extremely challenging to keep blood sugar levels within an ideal target range. While reducing high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) is important, as it can lead to long-term complications, reducing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can be a matter of life or death. Low blood sugar

FDA Approves MiniMed 670G System – World’s First Hybrid Closed Loop System

I have wonderful news to share with you today. I am extremely proud to announce that the FDA has just approved our groundbreaking MiniMed 670G system – the first hybrid closed loop system in the world! This approval is a significant milestone in the history of diabetes management, and a culmination of many years

Seeing Beyond Blood Glucose Readings for Type 2 Diabetes

Imagine you are a pilot flying at thirty thousand feet. The cloud layer is so thick, you cannot see more than 40 feet ahead of you. In addition, your gauges and computers are down. Other than a few cloud breaks now and then, you are flying blind. You have just experienced what it is