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Setting Up the InPenTM App and Accessing the Insights and
CareLinkTM Reports

How to set up the InPenTM App and share the Insights Report

The InPen Smart Insulin Pen is designed to help patients get started easily. Once the app has been downloaded, the Setup Wizard within the app guides users through the setup process. Patients have access to a User Guide and instructional videos within the app as well. Patients may also reach out to the 24-hour Technical Support line at 1-800-646-4633 or their local Medtronic Diabetes Representative for assistance. The basic setup consists of the following steps: 

  1. Download and install the InPen app from the mobile device app store.
  2. Launch the app by tapping the InPen icon.
  3. Complete the steps indicated within the Setup Wizard. During this process, you and your patient can choose the meal therapy mode that best suits them: Carb Counting, Meal Estimation, or Fixed Dose and complete the setup of dose calculator as well as the long-acting insulin and mealtime insulin therapy settings.
  4. Insulin setting values are entered from the InPen Start Order.
  5.  Finish the Setup Wizard to return to the Home screen.
  6. Setup is complete!

The lack of accurate dosing data from traditional insulin pens and patient record-keeping can be a significant barrier to optimal diabetes management. InPen has significantly more features when compared to a traditional insulin pen including the ability to record the amount and timing of each insulin dose as well as wirelessly transmitting the information to the InPen app. The InPen app then prepares a shareable report called the Insights Report.

The Insights Report provides visibility into a patient’s glucose and insulin management data and is revolutionary in multiple daily injection (MDI) data reporting. The InPen user can review their therapy summary and share with their healthcare provider (HCP) by following these quick and easy steps:


It’s as simple as that! Before each visit with the HCP, the InPen user can simply email, text or fax their report directly from the app. With integrated, reliable diabetes data the conversation between the HCP and InPen user has never been easier.

How to access the CareLinkTM Report

People who use the MiniMedTM 770G system, or the GuardianTM Connect system have access to the CareLinkTM software. CareLinkTM provides HCPs and patients with the data they need to evaluate glucose management and provides comprehensive, actionable insights, so HCPs and patients can work together to optimize diabetes management. Patient data is automatically uploaded to the CareLinkTM server every 24 hours. In order to access this data, the HCP’s CareLinkTM professional account must be linked to the patient’s CareLinkTM Personal account. The following step by step guide outlines the linking process: 


  1. To link to the patient's CareLinkTM Personal account, select one of the two options:
    • Send the patient an invitation to link using their username
    • If with the patient in the office, instruct

  1. Accept Terms of Use

If you’re interested in learning more about the InPen Smart Insulin Pen, the Insights Report and ways to optimize the use of SmartGuardTM Auto Mode for your patients, click here to register and join us for the next two sessions of The Training Success Kit: A Webinar Series for Educators.

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For access to InPen Quick Start Cards please reach out to your local Medtronic Diabetes Representative

If choosing the option to send an invitation to link, remind the patient to sign into their CareLinkTM Personal account from a web browser in order to accept the request to link and complete this process. This functionality is not available on the MiniMedTM Mobile app. There will be a bell icon on the top of their CareLink™ Personal screen to click on after they log in

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR INPEN™ SMART INSULIN PEN:

The InPenTM requires a prescription. It is a home-use reusable pen injector for single-patient use by people with diabetes under the supervision of an adult caregiver, or by a patient age 7 and older for the self-injection of a desired dose of insulin. The pen injector is compatible with Lilly Humalog® U-100 3.0 mL cartridges, Novo Nordisk Novolog® U-100 3.0 mL cartridg- es, and Novo Nordisk Fiasp® U-100 3.0 mL cartridges and single-use detachable and disposable pen needles (not included). The pen injector allows the user to dial the desired dose from 0.5 to 30 units in one-half (1/2) unit increments.

The InPenTM dose calculator, a component of the InPenTM app, is indicated for the management of diabetes by people with diabetes under the supervision of an adult caregiver, or by a pa- tient age 7 and older for calculating an insulin dose or carbohydrate intake based on user entered data.

For an insulin dose based on amount of carbohydrates, a healthcare professional must provide patient-specific target blood glucose, insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio, insulin sensitivity pa- rameters, and duration of insulin action to be programmed into the software prior to use as it is required for set up.

For an insulin dose based on fixed/variable meal sizes, a healthcare professional must provide patient-specific fixed doses/meal sizes to be programmed into the software prior to use.

For additional product and important safety considerations, see User Guide and http://bit.ly/InPenSafety.