When a person is newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, their health care professionals may offer various treatment options such as oral medication, insulin shots or insulin pump therapy. People living with type 2 diabetes may choose insulin pump therapy as it requires fewer insulin injections or insulin shots.*
Studies have shown that A1C reduction can significantly reduce the occurrence of long-term complications.1,2 With insulin pump therapy, you can worry less about your risk for long-term complications, such as:
Insulin pump therapy may reduce some of the hassles associated with other therapy options:
Insulin pump therapy is clinically proven to reduce A1C better than multiple daily insulin shots for people living with type 2 diabetes.3
Instead of using long-acting insulin (like Lantus or Levemir), which can pool under your skin or not absorb evenly into your body, the insulin pump continuously delivers only rapid acting insulin (like Humalog or NovoLog), which is absorbed more predictably.4 Studies show you’re up to six times more likely to achieve your target A1C with continuous insulin delivery than with shots.5
With insulin pump therapy, you can eat when you want and go on outings without worrying about injections. If you want to eat, just push a couple of buttons on the pump to get more insulin. If you want to delay a meal, you can.
Multiple shots per day can mean more than 120 shots per month. With insulin pump therapy, you only have to insert your infusion set 10 to 12 times per month.
An insulin pump is a small device that mimics some of the ways a healthy pancreas works. It delivers continuous and customized doses of rapid-acting insulin 24 hours a day to match your body’s needs.
You may be a candidate for insulin pump therapy if you:
* Assumes 4 injections per day for 30 days and one infusion set change every two to three days.
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3 Reznik Y, Cohen O, Aronson R, et al, Insulin pump treatment compared with multiple daily injections for treatment of type 2 diabetes (OpT2mise): a randomized open-label controlled trial. The Lancet. 2014; 2014;384:1265-1272.
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5 Doyle EA, Weinzimer, Steffen AT, et al. A randomized, prospective trial comparing the efficacy of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion with multiple daily injections using insulin glargine. Diabetes Care. 2014;27(5)1554-1558.
Aronson R, Reznik Y, Conget I, et al. Sustained efficacy of insulin pump therapy compared with multiple daily injections in type 2 diabetes: 12 month data from the OpT2mise randomized trial. Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism. 2016;18:500–507.
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Customers who take part in the evaluation program will only be billed following the 6-week evaluation period if keeping the device. Insurance will be billed as normal and refunded if participant chooses not to keep the device and complies with program requirements. Offer only available to new type 2 diabetes MiniMed™ 630G system customers. See program agreement for more details. Program terms subject to change at any time and without notice.
Assumes four injections per day for 30 days and one infusion set change every two to three days.
Important Safety Information: MiniMed™ 630G System with SmartGuard™ Technology
Indicated for the continuous delivery of insulin, at set and variable rates, for the management of diabetes mellitus. MiniMed™ 630G system is approved for ages 14 years or older with Guardian™ Sensor 3 and MiniMed™ 630G system is approved for ages 16 years or older with Enlite™ sensor. Both systems require a prescription. Insulin infusion pumps and associated components of insulin infusion systems 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 of insulin pump therapy. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to maintain contact with their healthcare professional. Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow recognition of pump signals and alarms. 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. Replace the infusion set every 48–72 hours, or more frequently per your healthcare professional’s instructions. Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected. The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a blood glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick using a CONTOUR®NEXT LINK 2.4 meter is required prior to making adjustments to diabetes therapy. Always check the pump display when using a CONTOUR®NEXT LINK 2.4 meter, to ensure the glucose result shown agrees with the glucose results shown on the meter. Do not calibrate your CGM device or calculate a bolus using a result taken from an Alternative Site (palm) or a result from a control solution test. If a control solution test is out of range, please note that the result may be transmitted to your pump when in the “Always” send mode. It is not recommended to calibrate your CGM device when sensor or blood glucose values are changing rapidly, e.g., following a meal or physical exercise. The MiniMed™ 630G system 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 Suspend on low alarm and take measures to prevent or treat hypoglycemia themselves. Therapy to prevent or treat hypoglycemia should be administered according to the recommendations of the user’s healthcare provider.
See www.medtronicdiabetes.com/importantsafetyinformation and the appropriate user guides for additional important details.
Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected. Please visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com/importantsafetyinformation for more details.
The CONTOUR®NEXT LINK 2.4 Meter is used with the MiniMed™ 630G system.
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