What is the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump?
Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer, developed the MiniMed insulin pump to combat diabetes.
An insulin pump is a small electronic device that can be easily carried on a belt or inside a pocket. The device is attached to your body via a thin tube called an infusion set, through which insulin is delivered. An insulin pump replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering rapid-acting insulin continuously 24 a day. The pump and tubing can easily disconnect and reconnect to your body whenever you want to.
How the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Works
The Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump 670G model was designed to automatically track and adjust a patient’s blood sugar levels by measuring blood glucose every few minutes and automating the dosing of insulin. The automated insulin delivery system first won FDA approval in September 2016 – touted at the time as an important step toward the goal of creating a so-called “artificial pancreas” insulin pump system.
The MiniMed Insulin Pump 630G model was approved by the FDA in 2017. The device has a compartment that holds a reservoir that is filled with insulin. Insulin travels through the pump’s reservoir along a thin tube and is infused into the body through an infusion set that is inserted into the skin.