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Pump Tip: Understanding the “Auto Off” Alarm

Since insulin pumps work on your behalf throughout the day every single day, it’s so important that there are built-in safety features. One feature you might not be familiar with is the “Auto Off” alarm. “Auto Off” is a safety feature designed to automatically stop insulin delivery if for some reason you don’t press a single button within a given amount of time. Since you likely press buttons throughout the day, this is a feature that you won’t see often. You can set this time period to be anywhere from 1 to 24 hours and it’s best to base this on how often you typical interact with your pump. The factory default on your pump has this feature set to off. To program your “Auto Off” alarm, head to the Utilities menu. For instructions and more information, check out your user guide.


– 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.

– Successful operation of the insulin infusion pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring systems requires adequate vision and hearing to recognize alerts and alarms.

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