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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 to upgrade your software to the Medtronic MiniMed™ 780G pump at no additional cost. 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 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 quickly 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 not have access to the new technology until you begin using the Guardian™ 4 sensors.

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

  1. Place your order on Diabetes.shop 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 Diabetes.shop to watch 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.

FOOTNOTES
†† 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.
*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 http://bit.ly/CheckDevices.

MINIMED™ SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPGRADE PROGRAM
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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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 https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety-information#minimed-780g and the appropriate user guide at https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library



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Medtronic MiniMed™ 780G system

Medtronic MiniMed™ 780G system

December 12, 2023

The MiniMed™ 780G Insulin Pump system is designed for real life. Ever miss a meal dose sometimes or underestimate a carb count? Life with diabetes can be unpredictable. Now there’s an insulin pump system designed with Meal Detection™ technology* that automatically adjusts and corrects sugar levels every 5 minutes§.

Helping you Manage Sugar Levels with Real-Time Insights!

The MiniMed™ 780G system gives you greater freedom and peace of mind with real-time adjustments and correctionsevery five minutes all day and night§. Powered by advanced SmartGuard™ technology, this system:

  • Anticipates insulin needs based on real-time sugar trends
  • Adjusts insulin delivery to help smooth out highs and lows
  • Corrects highs automatically§ to help cover underestimated carb counts and an occasionally missed meal dose3


What is meal detection* and how does it work?

The system uses current and past sugar trends to detect a missed meal dose.* If the system detects sugar levels rising it can automatically deliver a stronger correction dose for undercounted carbs every five minutes to help prevent highs.§

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References
*Taking a bolus 15 – 20 minutes before a meal helps to keep blood sugar levels under control after eating.
§ Refers to SmartGuard™ feature. Individual results may vary.
† 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.
3. Matejko B. et al, Diabetes Care. 2022;https://doi.org/10.2337/dc220470.

Important safety information: 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 prescription. 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 https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety-information#minimed-780g and the appropriate user guide at https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library



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Why Should I Get a CGM?

Why Should I Get a CGM?

February 20, 2023

While today’s glucose meters make things much easier, it can still be a pain to constantly check your blood sugar. What if you had a way to continuously monitor your blood glucose without getting out your meter and test strips all the time? And what if you (or your loved ones) could be alerted to changes? That’s what “continuous glucose monitoring” – or CGM – is all about.

Why should I get a CGM, and what is continuous glucose monitoring? Find out how to get a CGM from EHCS.

When you really look at what continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is all about, it becomes clear why so many people tout their importance in managing their diabetes. First let’s start with defining CGM: A CGM is a small, wearable device that tracks glucose throughout the day and night, notifying you of highs and lows so you can, if needed, act immediately. CGM minimizes the guesswork for better diabetes management. The CGM is made of a sensor and a receiver. The flexible sensor (smaller than a syringe) goes into your skin every couple of weeks, and once it’s in, you won’t feel a thing. The receiver is smaller than a smartphone and lets you see what’s going on with a nifty graph. CGMs often connect to smartphones and tables so that you can access and share info in real-time (this is great for a loved one whose blood sugar you need to monitor regularly). Dexcom created the video below to explain how CGM therapy works:

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What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring?

Continuous glucose monitoring gives you a complete picture of your glucose, showing you where it is going and how fast it’s getting there. People who use a CGM as part of their diabetes management find that CGMs:

  • Can help lower A1C in adults 25+ with type 1 diabetes (when used with insulin regimens, according to a public comment and response by the Washington State Healthcare Authority)

  • Read glucose regularly, which allows the wearer to keep an eye on glucose, catching highs and lows more quickly and identifying trends

  • Alert the wearer to highs and lows more quickly so you can make changes quickly

  • Track data better, which makes life easier for wearers, doctors, parents, etc.

  • Provide better insight into how lifestyle affects diabetes management

While CGM is most often used for people with Type 1 diabetes, many people (especially those using insulin) will find a CGM helpful in managing diabetes. In fact, a recent study conducted at the University of British Columbia found that a CGM helped people with Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes stick to an exercise plan, which helps control their health.

How to get a CGM

Now it’s easy to get started! Just fill out this enrollment form, and our Diabetes Care Advisors (DCAs) will help you with every step of the insurance process. We carry CGMs from the major manufacturers including the Abbott FreeStyle Libre systems, the Dexcom G6 and G7 systems, and the Medtronic Guardian Connect. We work with hundreds of insurances, including Medicare, that cover CGM therapy for those who qualify. Your DCA will determine your benefits and then act on your behalf throughout the insurance authorization process. We will work with you and your healthcare team to ensure you received the best product suited for your specific needs.

For additional information on insurance plans that EHCS accepts, call us at 1-888-344-3434 or email us at dca@myehcs.com. If you’re ready to find out if your insurance covers a CGM, fill out the enrollment form and we’ll get the process started.


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Upgrade your Insulin Pump Before your Benefits Reset!

August 18, 2022

The MiniMed™ 770G insulin pump system automatically adjusts background insulin every 5 minutes.** Using real-time glucose readings, the system is able to calculate a personalized amount of insulin to deliver based on CGM.

Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G™ Insulin Pump System

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G™ insulin pump system is the technology that adapts to you! Approved for ages 2 and up, this new, FDA-approved system connects directly with a compatible smartphone, allowing you to view sugar trends and insulin delivery on the go.

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The MiniMed™ 770G™ system gives you the flexibility to continue living your life while managing your diabetes! Sometimes referred to as a hybrid closed loop system, it automatically adjusts delivery of basal (background) insulin based on CGM sensor glucose values. This means that the pump gets glucose readings from the CGM automatically, and then delivers a variable rate of insulin 24 hours a day based on your personal needs.** This integrated system – meaning having a pump and a CGM that speak to one another – may help reduce both high and low glucose levels.**

You can even stay up-to-date on your glucose trends and insulin delivery 24/7 using the MiniMed™ Mobile app for iOS and Android. This system adapts to your unique needs, so you can focus on living your life and worrying less about managing your diabetes!

Multiple Features Make Managing Your Diabetes Easier:

  • Data-sharing capability makes virtual and in-person doctor’s appointments easier

  • Smartguard™ Auto Mode helps prevent glucose highs and lows

  • MiniMed™ Mobile App allows you to discreetly check your numbers

  • Carelink™ Connect App brings more peace of mind for care partners

  • Exercise setting may reduce lows during activities

Now may be the best time to upgrade to the 770G system, and get access to Medtronic’s MiniMed™ 780G* software upgrade at no cost, when available. Software upgrades provide the latest pump features without having to switch your physical pump!


*Investigational. Not approved by the FDA for any use and not commercially available in the US. We will let you know as soon as the software upgrade is available with the option to add our future CGM!

**Refers to SmartGuard Auto Mode. Some user interaction required. Individual results may vary.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: MINIMED™ 770G SYSTEM WITH SMARTGUARD™ TECHNOLOGY

The MiniMed™ 770G system is intended for continuous delivery of basal insulin (at user selectable rates) and administration of insulin boluses (in user selectable amounts) for the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons two 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™ 770G System includes SmartGuard™ technology, which can be programmed to automatically adjust delivery of basal insulin based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor glucose values (SG) and can suspend delivery of insulin when the SG value falls below or is predicted to fall below predefined threshold values.

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G System consists of the following devices: MiniMed™ 770G Insulin Pump, the Guardian™ Link (3) Transmitter, the Guardian™ Sensor (3), one-press serter, the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter, and the Accu- Chek®Guide Test Strips. The system requires a prescription.

The Guardian™ Sensor (3) has not been evaluated and is not intended to be used directly for making therapy adjustments, but rather to provide an indication of when a fingerstick may be required. All therapy adjustments should be based on measurements obtained using a blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian™ Sensor (3).

All therapy adjustments should be based on measurements obtained using the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian™ Sensor (3). Always check the pump display to ensure the glucose result shown agrees with the glucose results shown on the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter. Do not calibrate your CGM device or calculate a bolus using a blood glucose meter result taken from an alternative site. It is not recommended to calibrate your CGM device when sensor or blood glucose values are changing rapidly, e.g., following a meal or physical exercise.

WARNING: Do not use the MiniMed™ 770G system until appropriate training has been received from a healthcare professional. Training is essential to ensure the safe use of the MiniMed™ 770G system.

Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow recognition of pump signals and alarms. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to maintain contact with their healthcare professional. The safety of the MiniMed™ 770G system has not been studied in pregnant women. 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 http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety- information#minimed-770g and the appropriate user guide at http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library. 


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How does continuous glucose monitoring work?

How does continuous glucose monitoring work?

May 05, 2022

Glucose meters tend to make testing easier, but it can still be painful to constantly prick fingers for testing, especially for high-frequency testers. Now, there is a way to avoid unnecessary fingersticks: continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). A CGM captures your blood sugar levels and shows whether it is increasing, decreasing, or remaining steady.

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If you’re wondering how continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) helps you gain better control of your diabetes, you’re in the right place! The ability to identify trends in your blood glucose levels is a critical piece of diabetes management and will help you make informed decisions to prevent lows, extreme highs, and erratic blood sugars. This additional information also helps you better understand how insulin, food, exercise, and other variables affect glucose values. View our top brands of CGMs!

How Does A CGM Work?

A Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) generally consists of a sensor, transmitter, and receiver. With most CGMs, users wear a small sensor on top the skin that they replace every couple of weeks. The sensor reads the user’s interstitial fluid to detect glucose levels, and the attached transmitter sends the sensor’s readings to the receiver or smartphone app (and in some cases, smartwatch). This makes it easy for the user to see their blood sugar data at any time. The user can also easily download and share the data with their healthcare team so that they fine-tune their diabetes treatment.

how does continuous glucose monitoring work, how do cgms work

A new implantable CGM system called Eversense E3 works a little differently than traditional CGMs. The Eversense E3 sensor lasts 180 (!) days and is inserted via a quick in-office procedure. You’ll wear a transmitter over the insertion location, which will send your glucose readings to an app on your smartphone. If you’re interested in Eversense E3, talk to your endocrinologist first to determine the best way to get started.

Studies show that CGMs can reduce A1C levels, provide better glycemic control, and supply physicians with more data to make better-informed treatment decisions.

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Benefits of a CGM

Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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Insulin Pump Therapy: MiniMed™ 770G Pump from Medtronic

Insulin Pump Therapy: MiniMed™ 770G Pump from Medtronic

April 04, 2022

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G insulin pump system is the technology that adapts to you! Approved for ages 2 and up, this new, FDA-approved system automatically adjusts background insulin every 5 minutes.** By using real-time glucose readings from the integrated Guardian Connect continuous monitoring system, the system determines the amount of insulin needed based on your body’s needs.

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See Your Sugar Levels And Insulin Delivery Right On Your Smartphone!

The MiniMed™ 770G system, sometimes referred to as a hybrid closed loop system, automatically adjusts delivery of basal (background) insulin based on CGM sensor glucose values. This means that the pump gets glucose readings from the CGM automatically, and then delivers a variable rate of insulin 24 hours a day based on your personal needs.** This integrated system – meaning having a pump and a CGM that speak to one another – may help reduce both high and low glucose levels.**

You can even stay up-to-date on your glucose trends and insulin delivery 24/7 using the MiniMed™ Mobile app for iOs and Android. This system adapts to your unique needs, so you can focus on living your life and worrying less about managing your diabetes!

Multiple Features Make Managing Your Diabetes Easier:

  • Data-sharing capability makes virtual and in-person doctor’s appointments easier

  • Smartguard™ Auto Mode helps prevent glucose highs and lows

  • MiniMed™ Mobile App allows you to discreetly check your numbers

  • Carelink™ Connect App brings more peace of mind for care partners

  • Exercise setting may reduce lows during activities

 

Learn How The MiniMed™ 770G Pump from Medtronic Can Help You Prevent Glucose Highs And Lows!

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** Refers to SmartGuard Auto Mode. Some user interaction required. Individual results may vary.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: MINIMED™ 770G SYSTEM WITH SMARTGUARD™ TECHNOLOGY

 The MiniMed™ 770G system is intended for continuous delivery of basal insulin (at user selectable rates) and administration of insulin boluses (in user selectable amounts) for the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons two 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™ 770G System includes SmartGuard™ technology, which can be programmed to automatically adjust delivery of basal insulin based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor glucose values (SG) and can suspend delivery of insulin when the SG value falls below or is predicted to fall below predefined threshold values.

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G System consists of the following devices: MiniMed™ 770G Insulin Pump, the Guardian™ Link (3) Transmitter, the Guardian™ Sensor (3), one-press serter, the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter, and the Accu- Chek®Guide Test Strips. The system requires a prescription.

The Guardian™ Sensor (3) has not been evaluated and is not intended to be used directly for making therapy adjustments, but rather to provide an indication of when a fingerstick may be required. All therapy adjustments should be based on measurements obtained using a blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian™ Sensor (3).

All therapy adjustments should be based on measurements obtained using the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian™ Sensor (3). Always check the pump display to ensure the glucose result shown agrees with the glucose results shown on the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter. Do not calibrate your CGM device or calculate a bolus using a blood glucose meter result taken from an alternative site. It is not recommended to calibrate your CGM device when sensor or blood glucose values are changing rapidly, e.g., following a meal or physical exercise.

WARNING: Do not use the MiniMed™ 770G system until appropriate training has been received from a healthcare professional. Training is essential to ensure the safe use of the MiniMed™ 770G system.

 Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow recognition of pump signals and alarms. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to maintain contact with their healthcare professional. The safety of the MiniMed™ 770G system has not been studied in pregnant women. 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 http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety- information#minimed-770g and the appropriate user guide at http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library. 


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The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now

April 04, 2022

Knowing your blood glucose numbers is key to managing diabetes successfully, but it can be tricky to test your blood sugar as often as you should.

Not knowing can lead to guessing insulin doses, erratic blood sugar, and out-of-control A1C levels.

But a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system like the Dexcom G6 helps eliminate the mystery and empowers you with the data needed to control your blood sugar levels, spot trends in how your body responds to different situations, and ultimately better manage your diabetes.

With features ranging from customizable alerts and alarms to the ability to share your numbers with up to 10 followers, the Dexcom G6 is clinically proven to lower A1C, reduce hyper- and hypoglycemia, and increase time in range.1,2 All of this without fingersticks!

The Dexcom G6 system is an easy-to-use CGM that consists of the following components:

  • simple auto-applicator easily inserts a small sensor just beneath the skin

  • The sensor and transmitter work together to continuously measure glucose levels and send data wirelessly to the display device

  • Your display device (either the Dexcom receiver or a compatible smart device**) displays real-time glucose data

The Diabetes Care team at EHCS is ready to help you get your Dexcom G6. We work with hundreds of insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. As a leader in diabetes care for more than 25 years, we truly understand the importance of quality products like the Dexcom G6 with personalized care. Click below to find out if you qualify for a Dexcom G6 system. After you complete the online application, EHCS will pair you with a dedicated Diabetes Care Advisor (DCA) to help you through the process. Our team of DCAs is your guide to better diabetes control from insurance approval to future supply reorders and will guide the way to better health.

Have you been approved for a CGM?

Apply Today

Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump

April 04, 2022

An insulin pump is a small device that mimics the function of your pancreas by providing continuous, customized doses of insulin based on your body’s needs.

Medtronic’s selection of insulin pumps gives you the flexibility to continue living your life while managing your diabetes!

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump

But a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system like the Dexcom G6 helps eliminate the mystery and empowers you with the data needed to control your blood sugar levels, spot trends in how your body responds to different situations, and ultimately better manage your diabetes.

With features ranging from customizable alerts and alarms to the ability to share your numbers with up to 10 followers, the Dexcom G6 is clinically proven to lower A1C, reduce hyper- and hypoglycemia, and increase time in range.1,2 All of this without fingersticks!

The Dexcom G6 system is an easy-to-use CGM that consists of the following components:

  • simple auto-applicator easily inserts a small sensor just beneath the skin

  • The sensor and transmitter work together to continuously measure glucose levels and send data wirelessly to the display device

  • Your display device (either the Dexcom receiver or a compatible smart device**) displays real-time glucose data

The Diabetes Care team at EHCS is ready to help you get your Dexcom G6. We work with hundreds of insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. As a leader in diabetes care for more than 25 years, we truly understand the importance of quality products like the Dexcom G6 with personalized care. Click below to find out if you qualify for a Dexcom G6 system. After you complete the online application, EHCS will pair you with a dedicated Diabetes Care Advisor (DCA) to help you through the process. Our team of DCAs is your guide to better diabetes control from insurance approval to future supply reorders and will guide the way to better health.

Why Choose a Medtronic Insulin Pump?
Medtronic has more than 35 years of experience, over 1.2 million people living with diabetes served, and offers service and support to help you succeed with your new insulin pump therapy! Medtronic’s systems include intuitive features that help you manage your diabetes better.

SmartGuard™ Auto Mode
The MiniMed™ 670G system is the only system that automatically adjusts background insulin every five minutes based on your sugar levels.†

Benefits of the SmartGuard™ Auto Mode include:

  • Fewer highs and lows 3

  • Personalized diabetes management 3

  • More freedom to focus on your day 3, 9

  • Less effort to manage diabetes 9

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump

Service and Support

  • 24-Hour Technical Support to answer your questions

  • Largest support team consisting of over 2,000 field, clinical and customer care representatives

  • Personalized education and training programs

  • Dedicated insurance service teams to support your insurance needs

Exclusive CareLink™ Software

  • A web-based program that collects information directly from your Medtronic diabetes management system. It allows you to generate reports that can be used during your doctor’s visits and to monitor your own progress.

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Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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Are You Ready for an Insulin Pump?

Are You Ready for an Insulin Pump?

April 04, 2022

Insulin pump therapy is a safe and simple way to achieve tight glucose control. Studies have shown better outcomes when using insulin pumps. And while it does allow for more flexibility in lifestyle and the potential to even out the wide blood sugar fluctuations that are often experienced when injecting insulin, it may not be the right choice for every person. But how do you know?

But a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system like the Dexcom G6 helps eliminate the mystery and empowers you with the data needed to control your blood sugar levels, spot trends in how your body responds to different situations, and ultimately better manage your diabetes.

With features ranging from customizable alerts and alarms to the ability to share your numbers with up to 10 followers, the Dexcom G6 is clinically proven to lower A1C, reduce hyper- and hypoglycemia, and increase time in range.1,2 All of this without fingersticks!

The Dexcom G6 system is an easy-to-use CGM that consists of the following components:

  • simple auto-applicator easily inserts a small sensor just beneath the skin

  • The sensor and transmitter work together to continuously measure glucose levels and send data wirelessly to the display device

  • Your display device (either the Dexcom receiver or a compatible smart device**) displays real-time glucose data

The Diabetes Care team at EHCS is ready to help you get your Dexcom G6. We work with hundreds of insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. As a leader in diabetes care for more than 25 years, we truly understand the importance of quality products like the Dexcom G6 with personalized care. Click below to find out if you qualify for a Dexcom G6 system. After you complete the online application, EHCS will pair you with a dedicated Diabetes Care Advisor (DCA) to help you through the process. Our team of DCAs is your guide to better diabetes control from insurance approval to future supply reorders and will guide the way to better health.

Have you been approved for a CGM?

Apply Today

SmartGuard™ Auto Mode
The MiniMed™ 670G system is the only system that automatically adjusts background insulin every five minutes based on your sugar levels.†

Benefits of the SmartGuard™ Auto Mode include:

  • Fewer highs and lows 3

  • Personalized diabetes management 3

  • More freedom to focus on your day 3, 9

  • Less effort to manage diabetes 9

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump


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What is V-Go Insulin Delivery?

What is V-Go Insulin Delivery?

April 04, 2022

V-Go is designed to fit easily into your life and help you manage diabetes by combining all of your insulin needs into one simple device you apply like a patch.

Designed to deliver insulin like your body does — gradually, during the day and night

What is V-Go?

Freedom to live without insulin pens or syringes.

Designed to replace both your long-acting basal insulin and your multiple mealtime insulin injections, V-Go delivers a continuous basal insulin rate over 24 hours that mimics the body’s natural approach to all-day-and-night blood sugar control. With a continuous, preset rate of fast-acting insulin along with convenient, on-demand dosing at mealtimes (bolus dosing). V-Go is designed to provide all of your insulin needs throughout the day. Studies have shown that V-Go provides better control of blood sugar levels than multiple daily insulin injections.1

V-Go provides insulin in two ways, similar to how your body provides insulin*. It provides a steady rate of background insulin over 24 hours and provides additional insulin at mealtimes without anyone knowing by discreetly clicking a button.

By using V-Go, you can live your life on the go without interrupting your day to gather supplies or look for a private place to give yourself an injection.

All you do is fill the device with insulin, clean the spot where you want to wear it, stick it on, and you’re set for 24 hours. It brought my A1c from 10.8 down to 6.0 in about 2 months. (Individual results may vary)

CLARK, AGE 65

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Ready to get started with V-Go insulin delivery?

If you have Type 2 diabetes and are taking multiple daily injections, the V-Go insulin delivery system may be the perfect solution for you. Our Diabetes Care team at our sister company, GEM Edwards Pharmacy, focuses on personalized care and will walk you through the entire process. Visit GEM Edwards Pharmacy or call 1.866.552.5522 to get started.


Instructions for Patient Use
References: 1. Lajara R, Nikkel C. Poster presented at: the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 22nd Annual International Meeting; May 2017; Boston, MA.

Important Risk Information
If regular adjustments or modifications to the basal rate of insulin are required in a 24-hour period, or if the amount of insulin used at meals requires adjustments of less than 2-Unit increments, use of the V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device may result in hypoglycemia. The following conditions may occur during insulin therapy with V-Go: hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose). Other adverse reactions associated with V-Go use include skin irritation from the adhesive pad or infections at the infusion site. V-Go should be removed before any magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing.


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V-Go Insulin Delivery Lets You Focus More on Living Your Life

V-Go Insulin Delivery Lets You Focus More on Living Your Life

April 04, 2022

If you have Type 2 diabetes and are taking multiple daily injections, the V-Go insulin delivery system may be the perfect solution for you.

V-Go is easy to use with a once-daily application and a few simple clicks, providing blood sugar control that fits your unpredictable everyday life.

Just fill, wear and go with V-Go!

Finally, simple, convenient all-day-and-night insulin delivery you apply once daily. With V-Go, you can have:

•  Improved blood sugar control as compared to prior use with multiple daily insulin shots 1

•  A treatment option you apply like a patch

•  No need for long-acting insulin

•  Insulin delivered the way your body is supposed to, gradually, day and night

When I have V-Go on, I truly forget that it’s there. (Individual results may vary)

Debbie, dropped A1C below 7

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Three simple steps to use V-Go

1. Fill V-Go: First, just fill the V-Go with fast-acting insulin. It takes less than a minute to prepare V-Go for 24-hour use.

2. Wear V-Go: V-Go can be worn in a variety of locations on the body, and the location can be changed based on preference or clothing choice each day.

3. And just GO! With the simple click of a button, you’ll be able to give yourself mealtime insulin whenever you need it. No more supplies and no more interruptions to your day. Now you can focus on your life and not your insulin.

Ready to get started with V-Go insulin delivery?

If you have Type 2 diabetes and are taking multiple daily injections, the V-Go insulin delivery system may be the perfect solution for you. Our Diabetes Care team at our sister company, GEM Edwards Pharmacy, focuses on personalized care and will walk you through the entire process. Visit GEM Edwards Pharmacy or call 1.866.552.5522 to get started.


Instructions for Patient Use
References: 1. Lajara R, Nikkel C. Poster presented at: the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 22nd Annual International Meeting; May 2017; Boston, MA.

Important Risk Information
If regular adjustments or modifications to the basal rate of insulin are required in a 24-hour period, or if the amount of insulin used at meals requires adjustments of less than 2-Unit increments, use of the V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device may result in hypoglycemia. The following conditions may occur during insulin therapy with V-Go: hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose). Other adverse reactions associated with V-Go use include skin irritation from the adhesive pad or infections at the infusion site. V-Go should be removed before any magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing.


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How does an insulin pump work?

How does an insulin pump work?

April 04, 2022

Your primary goal to successfully managing your diabetes, is getting your blood glucose levels within your defined range. Making good decisions and balancing your normal day-to-day activities is necessary to reduce diabetes complications. Using an insulin pump helps you manage your insulin levels while reducing the number of injections needed throughout the day.

how does an insulin pump work

But a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system like the Dexcom G6 helps eliminate the mystery and empowers you with the data needed to control your blood sugar levels, spot trends in how your body responds to different situations, and ultimately better manage your diabetes.

With features ranging from customizable alerts and alarms to the ability to share your numbers with up to 10 followers, the Dexcom G6 is clinically proven to lower A1C, reduce hyper- and hypoglycemia, and increase time in range.1,2 All of this without fingersticks!

The Dexcom G6 system is an easy-to-use CGM that consists of the following components:

  • simple auto-applicator easily inserts a small sensor just beneath the skin

  • The sensor and transmitter work together to continuously measure glucose levels and send data wirelessly to the display device

  • Your display device (either the Dexcom receiver or a compatible smart device**) displays real-time glucose data

The Diabetes Care team at EHCS is ready to help you get your Dexcom G6. We work with hundreds of insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. As a leader in diabetes care for more than 25 years, we truly understand the importance of quality products like the Dexcom G6 with personalized care. Click below to find out if you qualify for a Dexcom G6 system. After you complete the online application, EHCS will pair you with a dedicated Diabetes Care Advisor (DCA) to help you through the process. Our team of DCAs is your guide to better diabetes control from insurance approval to future supply reorders and will guide the way to better health.

Have you been approved for a CGM?

Apply Today

Where To Place Your Insulin Pump

Insulin pump therapy provides flexibility for your lifestyle while giving you greater control of your diabetes!

  • 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

SmartGuard™ Auto Mode
The MiniMed™ 670G system is the only system that automatically adjusts background insulin every five minutes based on your sugar levels.†

Benefits of the SmartGuard™ Auto Mode include:

  • Fewer highs and lows 3

  • Personalized diabetes management 3

  • More freedom to focus on your day 3, 9

  • Less effort to manage diabetes 9

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump


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