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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.

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 DCA@myehcs.com.

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 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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*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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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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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

What is Insulin Pump Therapy?

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. Insulin pump therapy not only means 90% fewer injections*, but allows for mealtime dosing, more stable blood sugar levels, and accurate insulin delivery!

Not sure how an insulin pump works? Watch the video below!

 

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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WARNING: Do not use the Suspend on low feature to prevent or treat low glucose. Always confirm your sensor glucose reading using your BG meter, and follow the instructions of your healthcare professional to treat low glucose. Using Suspend on low alone to prevent or treat low glucose may result in prolonged hypoglycemia.
‡ Coverage guidelines for insulin pumps vary and are subject to the insurance companies published medical policies in effect at the time services are requested.
*Assumes four injections per day for 30 days and one infusion set change every two to three days.
† Refers to Auto Mode. Some interaction required. Individual results may vary.
3. Pivotal Trial: Bergenstal R, Garg S, Weinzimer S, et al. Safety of a hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system in patients with type 1 diabetes. JAMA. 2016;316(13):1407–1408.
9. Data on file. Survey of Priority Access patients (n>13,000).
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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?

What is Insulin Pump Therapy?

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. Insulin pump therapy not only means 90% fewer injections*, but allows for mealtime dosing, more stable blood sugar levels, and accurate insulin delivery!

Not sure how an insulin pump works? Watch the video below!

 

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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

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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

What is Insulin Pump Therapy?

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. Insulin pump therapy not only means 90% fewer injections*, but allows for mealtime dosing, more stable blood sugar levels, and accurate insulin delivery!

Not sure how an insulin pump works? Watch the video below!

 

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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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Insulin Pump & CGM Therapy for Children: The MiniMed™ 770G System

Insulin Pump & CGM Therapy for Children: The MiniMed™ 770G System

July 29, 2021

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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The Medtronic MiniMed 770G system combines insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). The system is able to make adjustments to the amount of background insulin delivered based on your child’s needs, helping reduce highs and lows.*

This system also makes dinner time for your child incredibly easy! Enter the number of carbs that he/she will be eating, and the system will automatically calculate a mealtime insulin dose.

Multiple Features That Make Managing Your Child’s Diabetes Easier:

  • Smartguard™ Auto Mode helps prevent glucose highs and lows
  • MiniMed™ Mobile App allows your child to view his/her pump and CGM info on a smartphone
  • Carelink™ Connect App brings more peace of mind for parents

Learn How The MiniMed™ 770G Insulin Pump System Can Help Your Child Prevent Glucose Highs And Lows!

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WARNING: Do not use the Suspend on low feature to prevent or treat low glucose. Always confirm your sensor glucose reading using your BG meter, and follow the instructions of your healthcare professional to treat low glucose. Using Suspend on low alone to prevent or treat low glucose may result in prolonged hypoglycemia.
‡ Coverage guidelines for insulin pumps vary and are subject to the insurance companies published medical policies in effect at the time services are requested.
*Assumes four injections per day for 30 days and one infusion set change every two to three days.
† Refers to Auto Mode. Some interaction required. Individual results may vary.
3. Pivotal Trial: Bergenstal R, Garg S, Weinzimer S, et al. Safety of a hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system in patients with type 1 diabetes. JAMA. 2016;316(13):1407–1408.
9. Data on file. Survey of Priority Access patients (n>13,000).
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What to Expect with an Insulin Pump

What to Expect with an Insulin Pump

January 04, 2021

An insulin pump is a great resource for improving life with diabetes, but it is still important to learn how your pump works and how to manage it while controlling your blood glucose.

When transitioning to an insulin pump, it is important to familiarize yourself with any changes by paying close attention to your levels and adjustments.

Adjusting to an Insulin Pump

You don’t need to be an overnight expert on your insulin pump; your healthcare team and Diabetes Care Advisor are here to assist with any questions. Use the information below as you begin to use an insulin pump. Still have questions?

Call us at 1-800-951-1725 or email us at dca@myehcs.com

What You’ll Need to Learn
  • Pump parts and features
  • Infusion sets
  • Caring for the insertion site
  • Adjusting insulin (basal/bolus)
  • Counting carbohydrates
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using syringes to prevent DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis)
Taking Insulin at Specific Times

Taking insulin at specific times throughout the day will not only help your body adjust, but also help it remember boluses, especially around meal times.

Traveling with an Insulin Pump

When traveling, bring extra pump supplies, syringes, and insulin in case you are unable to use your pump. It is always good to have a back up plan.

Watching the Foods You Eat

While using an insulin pump, when you eat, what you eat, and how much you eat are up to you. it may be a good idea to speak with a dietitian or healthcare provider about your diet when beginning to use an insulin pump.

Recording Blood Glucose Checks

Make a habit of recording your blood glucose checks, carbohydrate amounts, and correction doses. When talking with your healthcare provider, these records will help to adjust and address any areas of concern, if needed.

Turning off Your Pump

There may be times where you will need to turn off or remove your insulin pump. For an easy reminder to turn your pump back on, listen to the pump alarms or set a timer.


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Know Your ABCs for Better Diabetes Management

Know Your ABCs for Better Diabetes Management

September 01, 2020

Diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. By keeping your blood glucose close to normal levels, you can reduce your risk and/or avoid any potential life-threatening complication associated with diabetes.

The key is to know and understand your diabetes ABCs.

What is Insulin Pump Therapy?

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. Insulin pump therapy not only means 90% fewer injections*, but allows for mealtime dosing, more stable blood sugar levels, and accurate insulin delivery!

Not sure how an insulin pump works? Watch the video below!

 

B is for Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood flow in your blood vessels. High blood pressure can make your heart work too hard and increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, eye problems, and kidney disease.

Your blood pressure goal should be below 140/90 unless your doctor helps you set a different goal.

C is for Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your body’s cells. HDL (good) cholesterol can help to protect your health. LDL (bad) cholesterol can clog your blood vessels and lead to heart disease.

Ask your health care team what your cholesterol numbers should be.


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