FDA Approves Medtronic MiniMed 630G

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The U.S. FDA has approved Medtronic’s new MiniMed 630G system with SmartGuard technology.

This Minimed 630G system provides better glucose control, protective action and personalized management so people with diabetes can focus less on managing diabetes and more on what matters most to you –whether that’s time with your loved ones, pursuing a big career goal, traveling the world or all of the above!

The MiniMed 630G system includes a new and improved pump design that was developed based on robust collaboration with the patient community through in-depth interviews and user experience testing.

What’s so exciting about the MiniMed 630G system?

SmartGuard technology

MiniMed 630G is a new insulin pump combined with our Enlite® sensor. The system includes SmartGuard, our exclusive technology that takes action to reduce the risk of diabetes complications. The system automatically stops delivering insulin when your sensor glucose hits a preset low level and you don’t respond to the alarm. SmartGuard is available in both MiniMed 630G and MiniMed 530G systems (you may recognize this as Threshold Suspend.)

A new, improved pump design

The MiniMed 630G system also has a brand new (and improved) pump design with many more personalization options to make the system more convenient and tailored to how you manage your diabetes. You can customize alerts and alarms and we’ve introduced more user-friendly menus. The new system also includes that full-color screen and waterproofing you’ve been asking us for! This new design incorporated extensive patient feedback and user testing from people with diabetes, so we can’t wait to hear what you think.

A new meter

The MiniMed 630G system exclusively uses the CONTOUR®NEXT LINK 2.4 Meter to provide highly accurate blood glucose testing and to automatically transmit blood glucose results into the pump to eliminate manual entry errors when using the Bolus Wizard® calculator or calibrating the sensor. It’s similar to the CONTOUR NEXT LINK meter that comes with our MiniMed 530G system and is the only meter FDA approved for use with the new system. It also allows you to discreetly give a manual or a pre-set bolus of insulin remotely from the meter – another feature that many of you have told us would be beneficial to you.

According to the company the new system should be available within the next few weeks.

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