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5 Things You Might Not Know About The MiniMed 530G System

Whether you’ve had an insulin pump for a long time or are looking in to getting one for the first time, here are 5 things you might not know about the MiniMed® 530G system.

1) MiniMed 530G with SmartGuard™ technology is the only pump that takes action for you. When you’re wearing the Enlite® sensor and your sensor glucose hits a preset low level, your pump will suspend insulin for up to 2 hours (or until you respond.) Read Karen’s experience with Threshold Suspend.

2) You can view your data on your phone with MiniMed® Connect, or your loved ones can check in on you from far away. Read how Kate and her husband stay connected while she’s traveling for work.5 Things You Might Not Know About the MiniMed 530G System | The LOOP Blog3) You can fine-tune your insulin settings. Features include basal rates (background insulin) that can be set as low as 0.025u/hour all throughout the day, to the Bolus Wizard® calculator that will calculate your carbohydrate grams, current BG, and active insulin before recommending an insulin dose. If your insulin needs change, you can work with your doctor to make changes to your settings throughout the day.5 Things You Might Not Know About the MiniMed 530G System | The LOOP Blog

4) It’s integrated with a sensor and blood glucose meter, so when you check your blood sugar it automatically sends your results to your pump. Once the blood sugar number is on the pump screen, you can push a few buttons to go through the menu to take a recommended dose of insulin if you need one. It’s as easy as that!5 Things You Might Not Know About the MiniMed 530G System | The LOOP Blog5) It can be personalized to fit into your life. Here’s MiniMed Ambassador Joyce, sporting a pump case that matches her top! Maybe you’re sports savvy? Check out our sports shirt (that has a few pump pockets to choose from.) Or if you want it to just blend in, you can use a classic leather case or just slip it into your pocket.5 Things You Might Not Know About the MiniMed 530G System | The LOOP Blog


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. MiniMed 530G with Enlite is intended for the delivery of insulin and continuous glucose monitoring for the management of diabetes mellitus by persons 16 years of age or older who require insulin.

Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable 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.

The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a home glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick is required prior to making adjustments to diabetes therapy. MiniMed 530G with Enlite is not intended to be used directly for preventing or treating hypoglycemia but to suspend insulin delivery when the user is unable to respond to the Threshold Suspend alarm and take measures to prevent or treat hypoglycemia themselves.

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WARNING: The Threshold Suspend feature will cause the pump to temporarily suspend insulin delivery for two hours when the sensor glucose reaches a set threshold. Under some conditions of use the pump can suspend again resulting in very limited insulin delivery. Prolonged suspension can increase the risk of serious hyperglycemia, ketosis, and ketoacidosis. Before using the Threshold Suspend feature, it is important to read the Threshold Suspend information in the MiniMed 530G System User Guide and discuss proper use of the Threshold Suspend feature with your healthcare provider.

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