Medtronic has announced that it will no longer sell its CGM Sof-sensor as of December 1, 2015. The Sof-sensor was approved for use with the following products:
- Paradigm® REAL-Time insulin pump
- Paradigm® REAL-Time Revel™ insulin pump
- Guardian® REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
Although Medtronic will no longer be providing the Sof-sensor after December 1, 2015, Paradigm pumps can continue to be used as a standalone insulin pump with out the CGM.
Medtronic is offering no out of pocket cost conversion programs to their latest insulin pump and CGM technology, the MiniMed 530G with Enlite.
The discontinuation of the Sof-sensor is not due to safety or performance issues of Sof-sensor. And patients using the Sof-sensor can continue to do so until their supply runs out. According to the company the discontinuation of the Sof-sensor is a result of their commitment to introducing new technologies with advanced therapeutic benefits. In order to make future technology available they must ensure only the most advanced sensor technology remains on the market.
Medronic recommends that Sof-sensor users reach out to their healthcare provider to discuss options. The company has notified endocrinologists and diabetologists about this discontinuation.
A customer care representative will be reaching out to Sof-sensor customers in the coming days to check up on remaining sensor supplies and to provide customers with details on the upgrade to MiniMed 530G with Enlite at no cost. For more information on of MiniMed 530G with Enlite, visit: www.medtronicdiabetes.com/MM530G.
Customers can call Medtronic’s 24-Hour HelpLine at 1.800.646.4633 Option 1 with questions or concerns.