Medtronic

US safety notice for Medtronic 600-series pumps

News recently emerged about a safety recall of Medtronic insulin pumps in the US. News spread quickly across the internet, but an Australian perspective might be useful. It’s a recall through the US Food and Drug Adminstration, and thus does not apply to Australia. The pumps affected are the 630G and 670G pumps (manufactured during …

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Australian Insulin Pump choices – November 2019 update

There have of course been more changes in the Australian pump landscape since my April update. So here’s a new run-down. There are currently 6 pumps that can be purchased new through private health insurance: Medtronic 670G Accu-Chek Combo Accu-Chek Solo Tandem t:slim X2 YpsoPump DANA RS There are also some older pumps still in …

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AndroidAPS 2.5

This week an update to the AndroidAPS open source looping software was released, and it brings some significant new features. The version number has progressed from the previous 2.3 to 2.5.0. One major new function is support for all the same Medtronic pumps as supported by OpenAPS. Using a 916 MHz RileyLink (exactly as used …

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TIR expectations

I had to laugh recently. Various advertising from diabetes companies comes through my feeds, and this time it was an ad from Medtronic Australia, touting the improvements in TIR (Time In Range) for their 670G pump. Here it is reproduced in its entirety:   I’m not sure exactly where they sourced this data, but presumably …

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ADC 2019 – Day 1

Day 1 of the Congress had a few bits of news for us. Here are just a few of them. Accu-Chek Solo Roche have announced the Accu-Chek Solo patch pump. Do note that it is not launched yet. The expectation is that the pump will be launched (in limited numbers) at the next Prostheses List update (November). …

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