New Medtronic Insulin Pump. The MiniMed 640g.
Woo Hoo! I am always so excited to get innovative products in the Bahamas! Why travel to the USA when you can get up-to-date care and technology right here at home?
Medtronic has just released its new insulin pump due to be in The Bahamas this year, 2015.
You can find more information in this pdf brochure.
The Mini Med 640g system works with a glucose sensor and is the world’s first insulin therapy system that can automatically stop delivering insulin BEFORE the glucose level has reached a low range pre-set in the sensor, thereby preventing hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose). Additionally, this system then resumes insulin delivery once the glucose levels are recovered, thereby preventing hyperglycemic (High Blood Glucose) rebounds.
At the time of writing this blog the insulin therapy system is only available in Australia, In the Caribbean we are waiting for approvals, fingers crossed it should be here in the next few moths.
The MiniMed 640G System incorporates the SmartGuard technology, Enhanced Enlite sensor and the Bayer CONTOUR NEXT LINK 2.4 blood glucose meter.
Management believes that the launch of the MiniMed 640G System marks the third significant milestone in Medtronic’s efforts that are targeted toward creating the world’s first artificial pancreas.
Bring it on, Woo Hoo!
If you want to know more about insulin pump therapy and whether it is suitable for you, please contact Anita Cates CCDE, RN.