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Pump Tip: Changing Screen Brightness

Pump: MiniMed® 630G system

Life doesn’t come in one setting, and neither should the brightness of your insulin pump screen. With the new backlit color screen on the MiniMed 630G system, the high resolution color display is readable in all light conditions (even in full sunlight). We designed it with an ambient light sensor that first looks to see how much light there is around you, and then adjusts the intensity of the brightness. But just like with a cell phone, you will also have the option to adjust this yourself.

Here are two customizable options for you:5J6A7662_100screensmall

  • You can manually change your screen’s brightness to always be brighter or darker depending on your needs.
  • Adjust your backlight and screen timeout setting. Set it to15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 3 minutes. Once set, this is the allotted time it will take for your pump screen to “turn off” when not touched.

Did you know? The screen brightness and backlight can affect the life of the battery. For a longer lasting battery, the brightness can be set to level 1 (low) and the backlight set to 15 sec (low).

On your MiniMed 630G, press the Menu button, select Utilities, and then select Display Options to find the settings that work best for you. I’ve kept mine on the default settings which have worked well for me so far.


– Medtronic Diabetes insulin infusion pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems and associated components are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks associated with the use of these systems.
– The MiniMed 630G system is intended for continuous delivery of basal insulin (at user selectable rates) and administration of insulin boluses (in user selectable amounts) for the management of diabetes mellitus in persons, sixteen years of age and older, requiring insulin as well as for the continuous monitoring and trending of glucose levels in the fluid under the skin.
– Successful operation of the insulin infusion pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring systems requires adequate vision and hearing to recognize alerts and alarms.
– Insulin pump therapy is not recommended for individuals who are unable or unwilling to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day.
– Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately.

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