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Medtronic MiniMed recalls specific Lot numbers of its infusion sets

Friday, September 15th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Medtronic is voluntarily recalling specific lots of infusion sets used with Medtronic insulin pumps having become aware of recent reports of potential over-delivery of insulin shortly after an infusion set change. An investigation has shown this can be caused by fluid blocking read more »

Closed loop, artificial pancreases — what are they, what do they do, who is developing them?

Friday, May 19th, 2017 | 0 Comments
In this article I  looked at some of the clinical trials being undertaken in what is being referred to as a ‘bionic’ or ‘artificial’ pancreas (AP), also known as closed-loop insulin delivery. It is an overview and therefore not entirely comprehensive. As read more »

Diabetes kit that’s coming soon – Medtronic Guardian Connect

Monday, January 16th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Guardian Connect CGM system for people with diabetes using insulin injection therapy is the first smartphone-enabled CGM system from Medtronic to receive CE Mark. Due to launch in the UK in 2017.In July 2016 Medtronic PLC received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark read more »

Medtronic’s Hypo Heroes

Monday, November 21st, 2016 | 0 Comments
The HypoHeroes have been assembled by Medtronic Diabetes to educate, empower and inspire people with diabetes to learn more about the impact of hypoglycaemia and how it can be managed in order to achieve better glucose control. The fight back against hypoglycaemia read more »

Medtronic plans for Type 2 CGMs

Monday, June 6th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Medtronic is to work with Qualcomm Life to develop a new generation of smaller, affordable continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for people with Type 2 diabetes (as well as those with Type 1). Currently, CGM devices are mostly prescribed for people with Type read more »

NICE advice on Medtronic MiniMed 640g with SmartGuard to prevent hypos

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | 0 Comments
February 2016: NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on MiniMed 640G system with SmartGuard for managing blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes relating to preventing hypos. The MiniMed 640G integrated sensor-augmented pump therapy system with SmartGuard is a read more »

An NHS deputy procurement director talks about funding for insulin pumps for people with diabetes

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
Wayne Sexton has Type 1 diabetes and is on an insulin pump. He’s also the deputy director of Procurement at a large London hospital Trust which is a centre of excellence for pumps, although he attends a diabetes clinic in another Trust read more »

No recall on Medtronic MiniMed 640g insulin pump

Monday, September 7th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Recent field action FA641 affects some MiniMed 640G Medtronic insulin pump users in the UK and Ireland. Terminology within it suggested it was a product recall. Only 271 pump users are affected and they have been issued with a new user guide read more »

Medtronic launches MiniMed 640g insulin pump with SmartGuard technology

Friday, February 6th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Medtronic launches MiniMed 640g insulin pump with SmartGuard technologyread more »

Latest issue: sugar-free spice for the diabetic diet

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 | 0 Comments
Our latest issue is out, with some great recipes all using spices to add flavour to food without resorting to sugar or salt — so much better for the diabetic diet. We talk to Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill, author of the  Spice & read more »

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