With the release of Medtronic’s MiniMed Duo that combines a continuous glucose monitoring (cgm) sensor and insulin infusion site, now is a great time to evaluate your insulin pump options
Medtronic recently announced the world’s first two-in-one device to combine a glucose sensor and insulin infusion set into one on-body device. The new MiniMed Duo, which is used with the MiniMed® Veo(TM) system, will simplify integrated insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).
New Two-in-One Breakthrough
In the past, many have been reluctant to use a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device because it would have meant wearing a second device on their body. By integrating blood glucose monitoring with an insulin pump, you get one device that can monitor your blood sugar levels and deliver insulin.
According to the press release, the MiniMedDuo offers enhanced simplicity. Both the glucose sensor and cannula are inserted with one easy-to-use insertion device and users only have to change one device every 3-days.
Insulin Pump Benefits
Insulin pumps offer so many benefits and can be powerful tools. They are often popular with people that have unpredictable schedules or are very active. They allow better control of blood glucose levels which can reduce the risk of complications including eye disease, kidney disease, and nerve damage. The MiniMed Duo is an exciting advancement in diabetes care.
“MiniMed Duo is the latest breakthrough designed in response to the needs of insulin pumpers who don’t want to wear two separate devices on their bodies, addressing one of the most common barriers to CGM technology,” said Greg Meehan, Vice President and General Manager of the Continuous Glucose Monitoring business at Medtronic Diabetes.
The MiniMed Duo is now available in Europe but is not yet available in the United States. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new device!
Insulin Pump Questions?
Have a question about your insulin pump options? The experts at Focus Express Mail Pharmacy are here to help. Call toll-free 1-866-403-6287 or go to our website www.FocusPharmacy.com. We have a complete selection of insulin pumps and diabetes supplies and any one of our highly trained and experienced staff is available to answer all of your questions.