5 Times to Use MiniMed Connect

Today, most people have a smartphone and use apps to keep track of exercise, diet and daily activities to keep a close eye on health. The MiniMed Connect app is exactly that, an app that allows a person living with diabetes to track sensor glucose readings discreetly and conveniently.

Here are 5 situations where the MiniMed Connect app comes in handy!

1) Important Work Meetings

5 Times to Use MiniMed Connect  | The LOOP BlogWork meetings are stressful – filled with high expectations and opportunity to stand out to your boss. That stress can cause your blood glucose to rise. With just the push of a button on your phone, you can easily see where your sensor glucose readings are trending so that you know if you need to take action.

 


2) Sleepovers

5 Times to Use MiniMed Connect  | The LOOP BlogWhat teen doesn’t love a sleepover with their best friend? But, for the parent of a child with diabetes this can be extremely stressful. Will they remember to bolus after eating some pizza? What if the insulin pump alarms but the kids are too engrossed in their video games to notice? Thanks to the remote monitoring feature of the MiniMed Connect app, a parent can receive a text message if the teen doesn’t acknowledge the alerts, like Threshold Suspend. Or a parent can easily log-in from a smartphone or webpage to track glucose readings to ensure the numbers are in range. A good night’s rest for Mom and Dad. And independence for the teen.

 

3) Holiday Road Trips

 

5 Times to Use MiniMed Connect  | The LOOP BlogFor many the winter holidays spell ROAD TRIPS! There is nothing quite like piling in the car with some good friends and driving off to a holiday getaway to forget all your worries. While driving you can easily ask a friend to take a quick peak at your sensor glucose numbers to make sure it’s safe for you to continue driving or if you should pull off and have a quick snack.

 

4) Working Out At the Gym

5 Times to Use MiniMed Connect  | The LOOP BlogHolidays mean a lot of family, food and fun. But that also means more time at the gym to work off all that extra food. When you have diabetes, working out brings on new challenges because activity can cause your blood glucose to drop requiring you to monitor your levels more closely. With the MiniMed Connect app, you don’t have to worry about interrupting your exercise by stopping to pull out your insulin pump from your workout gear. Now, when you’re changing your music so you can get that motivating jam that always makes you push yourself, you can also ensure that your blood glucose numbers are at an optimal number and you can adjust your workout accordingly.

5) Late night dancing

5 Times to Use MiniMed Connect  | The LOOP BlogIf you’re someone who loves a night out dancing, the MiniMed Connect might be perfect. With the MiniMed Connect app, tuck that pump beneath your trendiest clubwear and catch a peak at your glucose levels on your phone – in between group selfies and snaps of the cute DJ, of course!

 

 

The MiniMed Connect accessory is now available for use with the MiniMed 530G and Revel systems on both iOS and most Android (Lollipop and Marshmallow) platforms. If you’ve been using MiniMed Connect and have a great story about the accessory being a game changer for you, make sure to share it with us.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

MiniMed Connect is intended to provide a secondary display of CGM and insulin pump information on a suitable consumer electronic device to care partners and users of a MiniMed 530G system or Paradigm REAL-Time Revel system for the purposes of passive monitoring.

MiniMed Connect is not intended to replace the primary display of continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump information on the primary display device. All therapy decisions should be based on blood glucose measurements obtained from a blood glucose meter. References to MiniMed Connect are shorthand references to the MiniMed Connect system and references to CareLink are shorthand references to CareLink Therapy Management software. MiniMed and CareLink are registered copyrights of Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.

Please visit http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety-information for complete safety information.

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