Medtronic has unveiled its new MiniMed 640G System, an advanced blood glucose sensor and insulin delivery combination that in some ways mimics a healthy pancreatic response. Specifically, this is the world’s first system that will stop pumping insulin when glucose levels are predicted to drop below a set baseline, preventing hypoglycemia, and then resume once they climb back up.
The device can be worn day and night, is waterproof down to 12 feet if you’re snorkeling, and can be individually programmed to set alerts, alarms, and when to deliver and stop delivering insulin. The meter also allows the patient to deliver a bolus of insulin remotely and discreetly as needed.
The MiniMed 640G is rolling out worldwide except in the U.S., starting with Australia as the first country where diabetic people will have access to this product.
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The system includes the Enhanced Enlite(TM) sensor, which continuously monitors glucose levels with accuracy and comfort. It also incorporates a new insulin pump design to provide convenient diabetes management with a simple user interface, full-color screen, waterproofing and remote bolus.
In addition, the MiniMed 640G System exclusively uses the Bayer CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 blood glucose meter to provide highly accurate blood glucose testing, automatically transmit blood glucose results into the Bolus Wizard(TM) calculator to help ensure that patients do not have a manual entry error, and to calibrate the Enhanced Enlite sensor.
Link: MiniMed 640G brochure…
Press release: Medtronic Launches MiniMed 640G System, Breakthrough in Artificial Pancreas Technology, Outside the U.S…