Que announces FDA approval for MiniMed™ 780G system

Que announces FDA approval for MiniMed™ 780G system

US customers can now join the others globally benefiting from the MiniMed 780G system! Now approved in the U.S.
 

I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that today the FDA approved our MiniMed 780G system, featuring our amazing meal detection technology*. I want to personally thank our entire Medtronic community for staying on this journey with us – for the patience, flexibility, and feedback. 

We’re proud that our latest system was designed with input from countless customers like you who helped ensure that it addresses key needs. One that everyone had top of mind is the burden around snacks and mealtimes. The ask from our customers? To help simplify this experience. 

One of my favorite moments after a long week is sitting down for a meal with my family. We catch up on the happenings of the week and spend time connecting without the distraction of emails and phones. If you’re living with type 1 diabetes, these moments are often interrupted by thoughts of carb counts, insulin dosing, or how your body is feeling. 

We want to reduce these interruptions and give back those meaningful moments – pushing diabetes further into the background. And with the MiniMed 780G insulin pump system now FDA approved, it helps us deliver on just that!

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Watch this video to hear from Medtronic Diabetes leadership about the approval and directly from individuals who can share their firsthand experience on the system.

 

Benefits of the MiniMed 780G system
 

As many of you may know, Medtronic was the first to give you automatic background insulin adjustments. Now the MiniMed 780G system will not only adjust insulin delivery every 5 minutes, § but it will also deliver correction doses!

 MiniMed 780G system

What does that look like? Imagine you were enjoying that evening dinner, laughing, and eating, but you forgot to take a meal dose. With the new meal detection technology, * the system will automatically give you a correction dose to help bring you safely back to target. What if you did remember, but underestimated your carb count before the meal?   If the system detects a rapid rise of sugar levels, it automatically§ delivers stronger correction doses, up to every 5 minutes.

 

The big question: How do you get the MiniMed™ 780G system?
 

I’m eager to get our latest insulin pump into your hands. For customers currently on the MiniMed 770G system, you will be able to order the latest Guardian™ 4 transmitter and sensors and get access to a no-cost remote software upgrade May 15, 2023. Preorders will be open for the full system hardware on May 15 as well. In the meantime, I encourage you to visit our website to learn more. I look forward to our journey together as we prepare for all that’s to come.   

 

Warmly, 

Que 

 

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*Taking a bolus 15 – 20 minutes before a meal helps to keep blood sugar levels under control after eating. § Refers to SmartGuard feature. Individual results may vary.

 

Important safety information: MiniMed 780G system with SmartGuard technology with Guardian 4 sensor

The MiniMed 780G system is intended for continuous delivery of basal insulin at selectable rates, and the administration of insulin boluses at selectable amounts for the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons seven 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. The MiniMed 780G system includes SmartGuard technology, which can be programmed to automatically adjust insulin delivery based on the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor glucose values and can suspend delivery of insulin when the sensor glucose (SG) value falls below or is predicted to fall below predefined threshold values. 

The Medtronic MiniMed 780G system consists of the following devices: MiniMed 780G insulin pump, the Guardian 4 transmitter, the Guardian 4 sensor, One-press serter, the Accu-Chek Guide Link blood glucose meter, and the Accu-Chek Guide test strips. The system requires a prescription from a healthcare professional.

 The Guardian 4 sensor is intended for use with the MiniMed 780G system and the Guardian 4 transmitter to monitor glucose levels for the management of diabetes. The sensor is intended for single use and requires a prescription. The Guardian 4 sensor is indicated for up to seven days of continuous use. 

The Guardian 4 sensor is not intended to be used directly to make therapy adjustments while the MiniMed 780G is operating in manual mode. All therapy adjustments in manual mode should be based on measurements obtained using a blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian 4 sensor. The Guardian 4 sensor has been studied and is approved for use in patients ages 7 years and older and in the arm insertion site only. Do not use the Guardian 4 sensor in the abdomen or other body sites including the buttocks, due to unknown or different performance that could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

WARNING: Do not use the SmartGuardfeature for people who require less than 8 units or more than 250 units of total daily insulin per day. A total daily dose of at least 8 units, but no more than 250 units, is required to operate in the SmartGuard feature.

 

WARNING: Do not use the MiniMed 780G system until appropriate training has been received from a healthcare professional. Training is essential to ensure the safe use of the MiniMed 780G system. 

WARNING: Do not use SG values to make treatment decisions, including delivering a bolus, while the pump is in Manual Mode. When the SmartGuard feature is active and you are no longer in Manual Mode, the pump uses an SG value, when available, to calculate a bolus amount. However, if your symptoms do not match the SG value, use a BG meter to confirm the SG value. Failure to confirm glucose levels when your symptoms do not match the SG value can result in the infusion of too much or too little insulin, which may cause hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow for the recognition of pump signals, alerts, or alarms. The safety of the MiniMed 780G system has not been studied in pregnant women, persons with type 2 diabetes, or in persons using other anti-hyperglycemic therapies that do not include insulin. For complete details of the system, including product and important safety information such as indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions associated with system and its components, please consult https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety-information#minimed-780g and the appropriate user guide at https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library  

 

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Put me on the list for the 780 upgrade

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We will begin taking orders for the MiniMed 780G system on our online store, beginning May 15th.

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Does the 780 have all the useless Required BGs that the 770 had? With the 770 I was getting a required bg at least every 2.5-3 hours. It was impossible to remain in auto mode and get any sleep. Please tell me that function has been removed with the update

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Scotty, there are a few situations that may need BGs such as when your sensor is warming up, or when you first enter SmartGuard. When in manual mode, you will still need to take a BG to use the Bolus Wizard before taking a meal dose.

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Put me on the list for the 780 G upgrade . I think Medtronics already has a prescription for the upgrade.

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Ralph, if you haven't already, please log in to your online account at www.diabetes.shop to start your MiniMed 780G order. You can also reach out by phone to our therapy specialists at 800.646.4633, option 3.

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I want the 780 my 630 wanted is out in september

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Will the Medtronic 780G be covered with Medicare like the Medtronic I’m wearing now
Thanks
Dan

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We are working with Medicare to establish coverage under their guidelines and expect to have updates later this summer. If you’d like to discuss your current options, please give us a call at 800.646.4633, option 3 to chat with a therapy specialist.

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put me in for a update for 780g

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John, if you haven't already, please log in to your online account at www.diabetes.shop to start your MiniMed 780G order. You can also reach out by phone to our therapy specialists at 800.646.4633, option 3.

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I have the 770 but my doctor took me off of it after I broke my neck Memorial Day of 2022. I plan on talking to her this next week about the 780 and see if I can get back on a pump. Fingers crossed

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Good luck, Louis.

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Is this new 780 system approved for Medicare patients?

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We are working with Medicare to establish coverage under their guidelines and expect to have updates later this summer. If you'd like to discuss your current options, please give us a call at 800.646.4633, option 3 to chat with a therapy specialist.

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How often do you have to fingerstick/calibrate this system??

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Laurie, when the MiniMed 780G system is used with SmartGuard technology, fingersticks are not required.

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How often does the 780G system need to be calibrated?

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The new Guardian 4 sensor and transmitter have been updated with a new sensor calibration algorithm, called the G-algorithm. This new algorithm allows the system to operate calibration free. You will be required to do a fingerstick to get into SmartGuard.

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I'm interested in the 780 system though it is not compatible with my older Samsung Galaxy phone (and neither is my 770 any longer due to change with Minimed Mobile App). Approximately when will Medtronic add the Samsung Galaxy S23 to the compatible device list? The S23 is rated better for battery, performance, etc... than previous model. Thank you

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Hi, Lori. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline available to share. We understand the importance of our mobile apps supporting as many devices as possible and are working on extending compatibility in future releases. However, due to a rigorous process of testing and verification, our apps may not be compatible with the same devices and operating system at the same time. We'll be sure to keep our community updated as new devices become compatible!


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