Que wants to know: what did you “get back”?

Table of food with boy hold MiniMed 780G system

As someone living with diabetes, you know better than anyone all the mental bandwidth diabetes eats up on a daily basis. Everyday moments feel simple but meaningful – like enjoying an impromptu coffee date with your friend after you drop off the kids without stressing over how much to dose for that extra caramel drizzle. With the launch of our new MiniMed™ 780G system, it’s been encouraging to see how this system is helping our customers “get back” some of the things they love. Things like eating double-stacked pancakes without the nagging worry of inevitable highs. These stories from our #MedtronicChampion community on what they are getting back are so inspiring. Give them a read to learn more about how it’s changing their lives in both big ways and small!

Daniela is getting back her love of food

  Daniela has been living with diabetes for over 30 years, but she did not let her diabetes get in the way of her love of food. She’s always been hyperaware of what she eats, when she doses, and more. That’s changing though. Thanks to switching to the MiniMed 780G system and its new Meal Detection™ technology,* Daniela says she’s finally able to enjoy a meal whenever she wants, without the lingering “what if.” That means she can finally have late Sunday mornings with her husband and stacks of fluffy pancakes—all without a side of worry.

Compensated for their time. Thoughts and opinions are their own. Individual results may vary.  

Alex and Connor are getting back their independence

Alex and Connor are two teenage brothers who both live with type 1 diabetes. Their parents (understandably!) worry about their diabetes management. They would check in often, and for like any teenager, those texts can sometimes seem like a nag. The MiniMed780G system has given the brothers their sense of independence back. Thanks to the MiniMed780G system, Connor and Alex no longer have to worry about hourly check-ins from their parents—and mom and dad don’t have to worry as much.

Compensated for their time. Thoughts and opinions are their own. Individual results may vary.  

Mike is getting back his flexibility

Mike is busy building his dream home and has had to be relentless in his management of diabetes. His levels adjust throughout the day depending on how labor-intensive his job may be on any given day. For Mike, switching to the MiniMed780G system wasn’t just about getting the flexibility he needed to build his new house or run his Aikido dojo, it was also about being there for his family. “It’s given me more opportunities with my family, and to be present for them”, said Mike.

Compensated for their time. Thoughts and opinions are their own. Individual results may vary.  

I want to hear from you! What have you gotten back with the MiniMed 780G system?

Share your #GetItBack stories on social media to inspire others to get it back too! Snap a photo or video and share on social media. Remember to tag @MedtronicDiabetes and use the #GetItBack and #MiniMed780G hashtags. If you want more inspiration, you can also submit your picture to the #GetItBack gallery, using our filter. (Find them by searching "Get It Back Frame" in effect filters or effects tab under our profile). Don’t forget to use our stickers in your stories as well! (Find them by searching “Medtronic” in the giphy search bar.)

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Que Dallara joined Medtronic asEVP and President of the Diabetes business in May of 2022. Before joining Medtronic, Que served as President and CEO of Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Honeywell’s software business. Prior to that, she was SVP and chief commercial officer leading Honeywell's efforts in brand, strategy, marketing, sales excellence, pricing, product innovation, including enterprise software, data analytics and IoT solutions.   

* Taking a bolus 15 – 20 min before a meal helps to keep blood sugar levels under control after eating.
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 SmartGuard feature 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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Submitted by Jason Morrisey (not verified) on

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Don’t go with Medtronics, they told me back in May I would be able to upgrade to 780G pump, It is now August 21st still waiting on upgrade

Hi, Jason. We’ve had a high demand for our new system and are making it available as quickly as possible. Shipments will continue rolling out as product becomes available. If you'd like to check on the status of your order, you can log in to your account at diabetes.shop or give us a call at 1-800-646-4633, option #2. Thank you.

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