In Europe, Medtronic Launches The MiniMed Duo, First Combined Glucose Sensor and Insulin Infusion Set

June 03, 2014

Medtronic has announced the European launch of MiniMed Duo, the world’s first two-in-one glucose sensor and insulin infusion set, simplifying integrated insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). MiniMed Duo, which is used with the MiniMed Veo system (the European version of the Minimed 530G), makes it easier for more people with diabetes to benefit from CGM. The product received CE (Conformité Européenne) mark this week.
 

Benefits of the MiniMed Duo include:

Enhanced simplicity:
  • Both the glucose sensor and cannula (the tiny tube that goes into the body to deliver the insulin) are inserted with one easy-to-use insertion device. 
  • People with diabetes only have to remember to change one device every 3-days.
There’s no need to manage two different sites on the body while bathing, exercising or being active.
 
Greater comfort:
 
  • A smaller footprint on the body (compared to a separate CGM sensor and infusion set) means less skin covered by adhesive tape.
  • A single-button insertion and automatic needle retraction (so patients don’t have to see the needle) were specifically designed for greater comfort.
  • In a study, 95.8% of people using MiniMed Duo rated pain at the time of insertion at 0 or 1 out of 10.
  • An improved adhesive pad accommodates movement without compromising adhesion.”For over 30 years, Medtronic has been dedicated to developing world-class technologies to provide better outcomes and simplify diabetes management,” said Greg Meehan, Vice President and General Manager of the Continuous Glucose Monitoring business at Medtronic Diabetes. “MiniMed Duo is the latest breakthrough designed in response to the needs of insulin pumpers who don’t want to wear two separate devices on their bodies, addressing one of the most common barriers to CGM technology.”

 

The MiniMed Duo received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark approval and, as the first stage of a progressive rollout across Europe, will be available in select countries in the next few months, pending local approvals. The device is not available in the United States.

Comments (2)

  1. Teri Norris at

    This is exactly what my daughter needs being on steroids and hypo unaware 
    when will this be available in Australia ? 

  2. Teresa at

    WHY NOT THE UNITED STATES???

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