Medtronic has released its mySentry device, the first remote glucose monitor for use at home to keep an eye on a loved one’s glucose levels and pump status. Via the mySentry Outpost device that’s placed in the patient’s room, it wirelessly interfaces with Medtronic’s MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel, a glucose monitor and insulin pump system.
Besides showing regular glucose readings, the mySentry will raise an alarm if preset levels are breached, helping to address commonly occurring problems like nighttime hypoglycemia.
The mySentry system consists of a Monitor with a color screen, a power supply, and an Outpost that transmits information from your child’s Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time Revel™ System to the mySentry Monitor.
The Outpost enables you to keep watch from up to 50 feet away or greater. This means that your child can be sleeping in one room while you are in another room, observing their insulin pump and sensor information in real-time without having to get up and check the pump itself.
mySentry receives and sounds the same alerts that your child gets on his or her Minimed Paradigm® REAL-Time Revel™ System so that you can take action sooner to avoid dangerous lows or highs. These include predictive alerts, which can warn you up to 30 minutes in advance of low or high events, and threshold alerts that tell you when your child’s preset low or high glucose levels have been reached.
Alarms and alerts sound loudly to awaken deep sleepers, and the volume can be adjusted to your desired level. For added convenience, mySentry also features a snooze button that provides you the option of temporarily silencing alarms.
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