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What is Insulin Pump Therapy?

What is Insulin Pump Therapy?

February 29, 2024

A Type 1 diabetes diagnosis brings the potential for lifelong challenges, including the constant need for insulin management, increased susceptibility to complications, and the emotional toll of living with a chronic condition.

Opting for insulin pump therapy provides a secure and straightforward approach to enhance glucose control, offering a proactive solution for managing diabetes effectively.

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Choosing insulin pump therapy presents a reliable and uncomplicated method to improve control over glucose levels, providing a proactive and efficient solution for the effective management of diabetes.

What is insulin pump therapy?

What is insulin pump therapy, and what is an insulin pump?

An insulin pump is a small electronic device that delivers insulin continuously. It’s a valuable tool for individuals with Type 1 diabetes who require insulin therapy. The device consists of three main components: an insulin reservoir, a pump mechanism, and a catheter that delivers the insulin into your body. It’s designed to mimic the functioning of a healthy pancreas.

The pump delivers insulin through a small tube, known as a catheter, which is inserted under the skin. The placement of the catheter is flexible, allowing you to rotate the infusion site and minimize the risk of irritation. The pump can deliver different basal rates throughout the day, adjusted to match your specific insulin needs. It can also deliver bolus doses of insulin to cover meals or correct high blood sugar levels.

Using an insulin pump requires regular monitoring and adjustments. It’s important to work closely with your healthcare team to ensure proper pump management and achieve optimal results.

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Benefits of Using an Insulin Pump

Insulin pump therapy provides numerous benefits for individuals with type 1 diabetes. These include improved blood sugar control and A1C levels, flexibility in meal planning and physical activities, and a reduced risk of hypoglycemia. EHCS offers a range of insulin pump options designed to meet your specific needs. Our expert team can guide you through the process of choosing the right pump and provide comprehensive support to ensure a seamless transition to insulin pump therapy.

  • Delivers insulin accurately and often improves your A1C

  • Eliminates individual insulin injections

  • Allows flexibility about what and you eat, making diabetes management easier

  • Eliminates unpredictable effects of intermediate or long acting insulin

Is Insulin Pump Therapy Right For You?

Insulin pump therapy is a valuable treatment option for individuals with type 1 diabetes seeking better blood sugar control and improved quality of life. This technology offers a convenient and efficient way to deliver insulin, reducing the need for multiple daily injections. Whether you’re an adult or a child, insulin pump therapy can greatly benefit you. It provides improved glycemic control, precise insulin dosing, and simplifies insulin administration, making it easier to incorporate diabetes management into daily life.

Our team is ready to help you get started! We offer a range of insulin pumps and are committed to helping improve your quality of life living with diabetes. Once you’ve completed our online application, we will work with you, your doctor, and insurance company to help you get the insulin pump and supplies you need. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Diabetes Care team at

EHCS Works With Medicare, Medicaid, And Most Commercial Insurance Plans Nationwide! We Are Dedicated To Continuously Expanding Our Reach.

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How to Upgrade Your MiniMed™ 770G to the MiniMed™ 780G Software

How to Upgrade Your MiniMed™ 770G to the MiniMed™ 780G Software

February 19, 2024

If you have a Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G pump, you are eligible for a no-cost software upgrade to the MiniMed™ 780G pump until April 27, 2024. Unlocking this advanced technology from Medtronic can help you have the confidence to navigate your unique diabetes journey.

Real-time insulin adjustments and corrections all day and night

With this software upgrade, you’ll have access to the new Guardian™ 4 sensor, providing you with:

  • Meal Detection™ technology that detects if you’ve accidentally missed a dose* or undercounted carbs and automatically delivers correction boluses of insulin, as often as every 5 minutes§
  • The ability to set your Glucose targetΔ as low as 100 mg/dL

Your no-cost software upgrade is available until April 27, 2024, so don’t delay — start your upgrade today!

Please note: If you still have Guardian™ 3 sensors, you can use them with your upgraded pump, but you will have to do fingersticks at least 2 times a day.

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How to Software Upgrade from the MiniMed™ 770G pump to the MiniMed™ 780G pump

  1. Place your order on for the software upgrade and compatible continuous glucose monitor (CGM) sensor. If you don’t already have an online account, you will need to create one.
  2. Obtain a prescription: Medtronic will obtain a prescription from your healthcare provider for the MiniMed™ 780G pump and compatible CGM sensor.
  3. Review software upgrade kit: Medtronic will ship you software upgrade resources and pump instructions for use.
  4. Complete the required online training: Sign in to to watch the required training videos that will take about 40 minutes to complete. Once complete, Medtronic will send you an email within 72 hours to let you know your upgrade is available.
  5. Download the Medtronic Diabetes Updater app: Install the Medtronic Diabetes Updater app on a compatible phone. Available on Apple and Google Play app stores.
  6. Upgrade your pump software to the MiniMed™ 780G pump: Follow the step-by-step instructions on the updater app, including signing into your CareLink™ Personal account. You can wear your pump during most of the two-and-a-half-hour upgrade period. Interaction is required during this time. You are finished when you reach “Software Update Successful” on your phone.

*Taking a bolus 15 – 20 minutes before a meal helps to keep blood sugar levels under control after eating.
Refers to auto correct, which provides bolus assistance. Can deliver all auto correction doses automatically without user interaction, feature can be turned on and off.
§Refers to SmartGuard™ feature. Individual results may vary.
Δ Glucose targets should be set following a consultation with your healthcare provider.
Ω Fingersticks required in manual mode and to enter SmartGuard™. If symptoms don’t match alerts and readings, use a fingerstick. Refer to user guide. Pivotal trial participants spend avg of > 93% in SmartGuard™.
Φ Smart devices sold separately. For a list of compatible devices, visit

This program allows MiniMed™ 770G system users a software upgrade at no charge until April 27, 2024.
•   Software upgrade process is subject to change. The process may result in a healthcare provider office visit and may result in out-of-pocket expenses such as co-pay, depending on insurance coverage. The process may require the completion of product related training.
•   This program includes the insulin pump software only. CGM products and consumables are not included in this offer.
•   Warranty dates do not reset. The replacement warranty date of an insulin pump upgraded with the software will remain the same as the replacement warranty date of the initial pump purchased. Your warranty date does not impact eligibility for a software update.
•   MiniMed™ pumps and software have certain labeling restrictions that may exclude certain populations, including age and type of diabetes. We recommend you consult your healthcare provider regarding your eligibility to receive the software upgrade based on the labeling of the upgrade, which may differ from the labeling of the MiniMed™ 770G pump.
•   Insurance coverage and plan design varies and may impact the ability to upgrade. Coverage is contingent upon your health insurance medical policy guidelines. Restrictions and medical necessity requirements may apply.
•   A valid prescription will be required for this software upgrade. All participants should consult their healthcare provider for all therapy related decisions.
•   Program terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice. Other restrictions may apply.


Medtronic MiniMed™ 780G System With SmartGuard™ Technology with Guardian™ 4 Sensor

The MiniMed™ 780G system is intended for continuous delivery of basal insulin at selectable rates, and the administration of insulin boluses at selectable amounts for the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons seven years of age and older requiring insulin as well as for the continuous monitoring and trending of glucose levels in the fluid under the skin. The MiniMed™ 780G system includes SmartGuard™ technology, which can be programmed to automatically adjust insulin delivery based on the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor glucose values and can suspend delivery of insulin when the sensor glucose (SG) value falls below or is predicted to fall below predefined threshold values.

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 780G system consists of the following devices: MiniMed™ 780G insulin pump, the Guardian™ 4 transmitter, the Guardian™ 4 sensor, One press serter, the Accu-Chek™ Guide Link blood glucose meter, and the Accu-Chek™ Guide test strips. The system requires a prescription from a healthcare professional.

The Guardian™ 4 sensor is intended for use with the MiniMed™ 780G system and the Guardian 4 transmitter to monitor glucose levels for the management of diabetes. The sensor is intended for single use and requires a p rescrip tion . The Guardian™ 4 sensor is indicated for up to seven days of continuous use.

The Guardian™ 4 sensor is not intended to be used directly to make therapy adjustments while the MiniMed™ 780G is operating in manual mode. All therapy adjustments in manual mode should be based on measurements obtained using a blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian™ 4 sensor. The Guardian™ 4 sensor has been studied and is approved for use in patients ages 7 years and older and in the arm insertion site only. Do not use the Guardian™ 4 sensor in the abdomen or other body sites including the buttocks, due to unknown or different performance that could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

WARNING: Do not use the SmartGuard™ feature for people who require less than 8 units or more than 250 units of total daily insulin per day. A total daily dose of at least 8 units, but no more than 250 units, is required to operate in the SmartGuard™ feature.

WARNING: Do not use the MiniMed™ 780G system until appropriate training has been received from a healthcare professional. Training is essential to ensure the safe use of the MiniMed™ 780G system.

WARNING: Do not use SG values to make treatment decisions, including delivering a bolus, while the pump is in Manual Mode. When the SmartGuard™ feature is active and you are no longer in Manual Mode, the pump uses an SG value, when available, to calculate a bolus amount. However, if your symptoms do not match the SG value, use a BG meter to confirm the SG value. Failure to confirm glucose levels when your symptoms do not match the SG value can result in the infusion of too much or too little insulin, which may cause hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow for the recognition of pump signals, alerts, or alarms. The safety of the MiniMed™ 780G system has not been studied in pregnant women, persons with type 2 diabetes, or in persons using other anti-hyperglycemic therapies that do not include insulin. For complete details of the system, including product and important safety information such as indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions associated with system and its components, please consult and the appropriate user guide at

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Can you get a free breast pump through Medicaid?

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Can you get a free breast pump through Medicaid?

February 13, 2024

Sometimes determining if your Medicaid will cover a breast pump can seem confusing. Simple question, right? But the answer isn’t necessarily as easy.

Let Edwards Health Care Services help you determine your benefits and eligibility.

breast pumps through medicaid, Can you get a free breast pump through Medicaid?

One easy way to find out is by completing our online application. EHCS will research your Medicaid plan and work with them to confirm your benefits and determine which breast pumps you’re eligible for.

One might assume it’s a straightforward matter, but the reality is more nuanced. According to the Health Insurance Association of America, Medicaid is basically a government-sponsored insurance program for folks of any age who don’t have enough resources and income to cover their healthcare costs. Under the Affordable Care Act, you can qualify for Medicaid if you make less than 133 percent of the federal poverty line. Currently nearly 70 million people (or 1 in 5 Americans) are enrolled in a Medicaid plan or Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Because plans are run by their states, eligibility and offerings differ across the United States. What you’re eligible for in Maine may not be the same as in Arizona. It may be confusing, but EHCS can help clarify things! We work closely with government and private insurance plans to provide covered medical supplies — including breast pumps — to eligible members.

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Below is a sampling of the breast pumps that may be covered by a Medicaid plan. Please reach out to our breast pump team if you have questions about your eligibility or a specific pump. You may also apply online to get the process started.

Medicaid programs are funded by state and federal dollars, but states manage their own programs, which is partly why it’s hard to say, “yes, Medicaid covers breast pumps.” Another issue is that some states used managed care organizations (MCOs) to administrate their Medicaid programs, and each of those has its own rules.

The good news is that many state and managed Medicaid programs cover breast pumps, and your local WIC (Women, Infants and Children) office will be a great help in breastfeeding successfully.

So defining Medicaid isn’t simple, but finding out if you’re covered is. Edwards Health Care Services (EHCS) is in network with more than 40 state Medicaid programs (including plans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Massachusetts, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, South Carolina, Indiana, and more) throughout the United States, and they each have different guidelines.

Typically, Medicaid programs will not cover the breast pump until the baby is born, but we can help you get the process started so all you have to do is let us know when the baby arrives! We will handle the paperwork between Medicaid and your doctor’s office (a prescription for a breast pump is required), while you focus on getting ready for your new baby!

Find Out If Your Medicaid Covers Breast Pumps ?

We carry several Medicaid-approved, double-electric breast pumps, and we’re happy to talk with you about which pumps meet your eligibility requirements and needs. Email us here or apply for a breast pump now!

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