INSULIN PUMP TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN INSULIN THERAPY

Your Child and pump technology

  

Whether your child was just diagnosed with diabetes or has been managing it for some time, Medtronic is the right place to turn for help. Together with your healthcare professional, we are committed to providing the best products, service, and support for you and your family.

What is an insulin pump?

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.

Young boy wears his insulin pump and plays at the playground.

HOW CAN MEDTRONIC PRODUCTS HELP YOUR CHILD?

While many options are available to children with diabetes, Medtronic insulin pumps deliver precise, timely insulin doses 24/7, similar to the way a healthy pancreas delivers basal insulin.

THE MINIMED 670G SYSTEM

The MiniMed™ 670G system with SmartGuard™ technology monitors your child’s glucose levels day and night to self-adjust background insulin based on his or her needs.* It’s now available for children 7 years of age  or older who require insulin for the management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY THAT LETS YOUR CHILD LIVE LIKE A KID

  

Two young girls play tennis outside.

Playing Sports
Gives you peace of mind knowing that the system will help protect your child from lows while he or she participates in sports.1

Young boy at chalkboard wearing insulin pump

School Uninterrupted
Helps keep your child’s glucose in range so there is more focus and fewer interruptions during school. 1

Young boy sleeps on couch while wearing his insulin pump.

Better Sleep
Helps your child relax and sleep better knowing that he or she may stay in a healthy glucose range all night long.1

IS INSULIN PUMP TECHNOLOGY RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?

From infants to teenagers, thousands of families every year discover that insulin pump technology  is a better way to manage their child’s diabetes. To better understand if your child may be a candidate for pump technology, answer the following questions and discuss the results with a healthcare professional:

  • Do you have basic familiarity with diabetes (i.e., what insulin does, what blood sugar levels should be, what hypoglycemia and DKA are, and how to treat these problems if they arise)?
  • Do you or your child regularly monitor his or her blood sugar levels?
  • Do you or your child have some level of knowledge about carbohydrate counting?
  • Do you or your child know how to use basic electronics like video games?
  • Are you and your child motivated to achieve better control of your child's diabetes and A1C?
  • Is the family supportive of better diabetes control?

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Data on file. 10,602 patient days. Pediatric Pivotal trial.

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.