Many people with Type 1 diabetes may benefit from an insulin pump without even knowing it. In general if they experience any of the following, they could achieve better control with an insulin pump:
- Concerns about long-term complications
- Fear of needles
- Difficulty in managing highs and lows
- Fear of hypoglycaemia, especially at night
- Outside targeted HbA1c levels
- Reduced hypoglycaemia awareness
- Seeking more flexibility in everyday life
The best way to stay within a healthy glucose range is to self-monitor blood glucose levels (SMBG) at least 4 times per day and make adjustments to the insulin as needed. The MiniMed™ 640G, with the use of the Bolus Wizard™ can make these calculations and adjustments to help improve glucose control. Talk to your diabetes healthcare team about insulin pump therapy and whether it may be right for you.
I decided to use an insulin pump after I started thinking about the future. I would not forgive myself if did not do everything I could for my children.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH THE MINIMED™ 640G INSULIN PUMP
When coupled with CGM, the MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump is currently the only insulin pump with the SmartGuard™ feature which may help reduce the impact of hypoglycaemia* if glucose levels fall dangerously low, SmartGuard™ can predict when you are approaching lows 30 minutes in advance and automatically stop insulin delivery. When your glucose levels recover, it will automatically resume insulin delivery. This could be a big advantage over SMBG because the MiniMed™ Integrated System alerts you prior to crossing pre-set threshold limits, as well as showing current glucose trends.