insulin pump 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

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

SmartGuard Technology: Why Systems That Take Action Are Important

Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) can be very dangerous and is one of the most frightening situations for people with diabetes – particularly during the night when an estimated 57% of people with type 1 diabetes experience a low at least once.[i] Not to mention it impacts their quality of life and takes time out

Patient-Centered Design Process Results in New, User-Friendly MiniMed 630G System

I am thrilled to announce the U.S. launch of the MiniMed 630G system with SmartGuard technology – our most advanced pump platform for people with diabetes in the country. This latest innovation was developed through a collaborative process with the patient community, who provided feedback on features that matter most to people with diabetes.

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

Setting the Pace of Innovation

Our industry is changing and evolving at an unprecedented rate, which is why it is important for us to set the pace of innovation across several areas. Disruptive Innovation for Type 1 Diabetes Recently, we shared pivotal trial results for the first hybrid closed loop system. I am extremely excited to announce today that

Cognitive Computing for Improved Diabetes Outcomes Part I – The Consumer

This article was inspired by an interview with Shahram Ebadollahi, PhD, Vice President, Innovation & Chief Science Officer at IBM Watson Health. This is part one in a two-part series on cognitive computing in diabetes management. If data bytes were grains of rice, your body would generate enough during your life to cover Manhattan.[i]

Advances Toward an Artificial Pancreas

For people with type 1 diabetes, the day-to-day management can be a full-time job. We have been working toward the development of an artificial pancreas, focusing on shifting the burden of managing diabetes from the person to the system. Listen to my podcast with The Bio Report to learn more about the progress we’ve