DIABETES DIGEST

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Insulin Insights

Insulin Therapy 100 Years Later

InPen and Guardian Sensor

Apr 2021
One hundred years ago, the discovery of insulin fundamentally changed how diabetes is treated.1 Dr. Elliot P. Joslin (1869-1962), an early, influential voice in diabetes care was in clinical practice when insulin was discovered by the Toronto research group in 1921. He clearly captured the challenges of insulin therapy in diabetes care when he stated...

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Could Shared Decision Making Regarding Technology Choices Help Address Therapeutic Inertia?

Mar 2021
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, opens its chapter, Diabetes Technology, stating, “there is no “one-size-fits-all approach to technology use in people with diabetes”1. The ADA defines diabetes technology as the hardware, devices, and software that people with diabetes use to manage their...Read more.

Training Tips

Reviewing the Basics of Insertion Site Rotation

Physician and Patient

Apr 2021
As a healthcare provider, you know that lumps or hardened areas are often caused by injecting insulin into the same sites over time; a habit that can often cause a patient to experience impaired insulin absorption. Perhaps you’ve encountered a patient who uses an insulin pump and reports frequent episodes of high glucose values related to an infusion set cannula bending or kinking. If this is the case, you may want to suggest the patient choose a softer/newer site and avoid the previous site for about one...

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MiniMedTM Infusion Sets

Mar 2021
The diabetes technology landscape is constantly changing! With that in mind, Medtronic strives to offer a wide variety of products to meet patients where they are in their diabetes management journey. This includes infusion sets designed for every body and every lifestyle...Read more.

Portfolio Perspectives

GET TO KNOW THE i-PORT ADVANCETM INJECTION PORT

Physician on Video Call

Apr 2021
What if there was a way to offer patients living with diabetes a way to take their medication without having to puncture their skin for each shot? A tool that allows a patient on multiple daily injections (MDI) who’s taking an average of five shots per day to reduce that number from 150 to 10 in just 1 month? That’s 93% less pokes! Guess what? There is and it’s called the i-Port AdvanceTM injection port...

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Calculating Insulin Settings

Mar 2021
No two individuals are the same. As educators we know that this especially applies to selecting a mode of insulin delivery. It’s important to meet the patient where they are in their diabetes self-management journey and help guide them on their next steps...Read more.

Product Updates

MiniMedTM 770G System: Providing Connectivity for You and Your Patients

Child and caregiver.

Feb 2021
As of November 2020, Medtronic has been shipping the MiniMedTM 770G insulin pump system to patients throughout the US. This new system represents the latest in hybrid closed loop technology from Medtronic. It features automated insulin delivery* to help keep your patients in range and also includes Bluetooth® connectivity.

Thanks to the connectivity of the MiniMedTM 770G system, your patients can now easily share their data with you ahead of an upcoming appointment through automatic CareLinkTM data uploads. These automatic uploads can give you visibility to the information you need in order to make therapy adjustments for your patients.

Learn more about the new MiniMedTM 770G system and automatic CareLinkTM data uploads by visiting our product page.

*Refers to SmartGuardTM Auto Mode. Some user interaction required. Results may vary.

Product Portfolio Updates

Jan 2021
Medtronic is dedicated to driving innovation in diabetes management technologies so your patients can focus more on their lives and less on diabetes. Following two recent product launches, we have decided to streamline our product portfolio with two changes taking place in February 2021.
With the launch of the MiniMedTM 770G pump, we have decided to simplify our insulin pump offering and stop selling the MiniMedTM 670G pump after February 1, 2021...Read more.

 

Sample Meters Discontinuation

Dec 2020
We have an important announcement related to sample blood glucose meters for the MinMed™ 670G system, MiniMedTM 630G system, and MinimedTM 530G system. As of 11/01/2020, Medtronic will no longer be offering sample meters for CareLinkTM uploads from the pump. As patients transition to our MiniMedTM 770G system, this system is not approved for use with an Ascensia meter. The new MiniMedTM 770G system is approved for use with the Accu-Chek® Guide Link meter from Roche. This Roche meter does not include CarelinkTM system upload capability. Our MiniMedTM 770G system includes Bluetooth® connectivity to send data remotely to CareLinkTM system and for those without a compatible smartphone, we are offering a unique uploader that can be obtained from Medtronic at no cost. Samples of our new blood glucose meter will not be offered for our current and future systems.

We know you have utilized these sample meters in the past to assist your patients with CareLinkTM uploads. If you would like to request a blood glucose meter for the MinMedTM 670G system, MiniMedTM 630G system, or MinimedTM 530G system, you can do so by contacting Ascensia Diabetes Care directly at 862-225-2903 option 1.