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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

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

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

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

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

Frank Buckley Interviews: MiniMed 670G System

KTLA 5 morning news, Frank Buckley, knows firsthand what it means to care for someone with type 1 diabetes. As Frank’s son’s endocrinologist, we discuss the challenges of diabetes, the innovation leading to the MiniMed 670G system approval, and what’s next. MiniMed® 670G System The Medtronic MiniMed 670G system requires a prescription and is

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

Breaking News: FDA Approves the MiniMed 670G System, World’s First Hybrid Closed Loop System

This post originally appeared on The LOOP blog on September 28, 2016 written by Karrie Hawbaker. Today we have fantastic news to share – Medtronic has received FDA approval of the world’s first hybrid closed loop system! The MiniMed® 670G system is the most advanced insulin pump and sensor system designed to help people