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YOUR CHILD AND PUMP TECHNOLOGY

"The MiniMed™ 670G system gives Jack freedom to be a kid and my wife and I know he will be okay and that we don’t always have to be on watch!” - Brendan and Carole, Jack's Parents

Whether your child was just diagnosed with diabetes or has been managing it for some time, we are here to help. Less time worrying about diabetes and more time living in the moment. 

WHAT IS AN INSULIN PUMP?

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Like a pancreas, an insulin pump continuously delivers tiny doses of insulin to your child's body, and it replaces the need to give routine insulin injections with syringes or pens. Insulin pumps are not implanted in your child's body. They are small enough to fit in a pocket or on your child's waistband.

Better time in range1. School uninterrupted. Playing sports. Sleepovers. Less time worrying about diabetes and more time living in the moment. We are committed to providing the best products, service and support to you and your family. 

It is likely that you and your child regularly seeks information that will help you best manage his or her diabetes. While many options are available, the Medtronic insulin pumps help to deliver precise, timely insulin doses 24/7, similar to the way a healthy pancreas delivers basal and bolus insulin*.

I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT PUTTING MY CHILD ON A PUMP. WHAT’S THE TRUTH? Here are MYTHS AND REALITIES ABOUT INSULIN PUMPS

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My child is too active to have an insulin pump attached to them

With a sturdy design and the ability to be tightly secured to the body or even detached, insulin pumps allow your child to participate in the physical activities they enjoy. In fact, because you can easily stop insulin delivery before your child begins exercising or temporarily decrease the basal insulin—something you can’t do with basal injections—your child may have greater flexibility and greater protection from dangerous lows when they’re active. A temporary target may be used during Auto Mode to temporarily set a higher sensor glucose (SG) target of  8.3 mmol/L for situations such as exercise. The target can be set for a duration up to 12 hours in 30-minute increments.

MYTH: My child can’t swim if they are on an insulin pump

If my child wears an insulin pump, everyone will know they have diabetes

Wearing an insulin pump would be too painful

Pumps are too expensive

My child can’t wear jewelry while playing sports, so a pump won't work

My child can eat anything they want on an insulin pump

I am worried that my child won’t be able to understand pump technology

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The MiniMed 670G system is intended for the management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons age seven and older

*Refers to AutoMode. Some interaction required. Individual results may vary.

**Terms and conditions apply. The insulin pump has a 90 day return policy from date of training of the pump to a maximum of six months from pump ship date.
1. Data on file. 10,602 patient days. Pediatric Pivotal trial. 

§ At the time of manufacture and when the reservoir and tubing are properly inserted, your pump is waterproof. It is protected against the effects of being underwater to a depth of up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) for up to 24 hours. See user guide for more details.

Important Safety Information The MiniMed 670G system is intended for continuous delivery of basal insulin (at user selectable rates) and administration of insulin boluses (in user selectable amounts) for the management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons age seven and older requiring insulin as well as for the continuous monitoring and trending of glucose levels in the fluid under the skin. The MiniMed 670G system includes SmartGuard technology, which can be programmed to automatically adjust delivery of basal insulin based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and can suspend delivery of insulin when the SG value falls below or is predicted to fall below predefined threshold values. The Guardian Sensor (3) is not intended to be used directly for making therapy adjustments, but rather to provide an indication of when a fingerstick may be required. All therapy adjustments should be based on measurements obtained using a home glucose monitor and not on values provided by the Guardian Sensor (3). Always use the fingertip for blood samples used for calibrating the sensor while in Auto Mode. The fingertip was the only site studied for use with Auto Mode. Do not use blood samples from the palm to calibrate the sensor as this site was not studied for use with Auto Mode and the performance of the system is not known.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.