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Introducing the MiniMed 530G with Enlite

By Amanda Sheldon

Managing Editor

Posted:  9/27/2013 12:36 PM

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Today we have some wonderful, long-awaited news to share with all of you! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the MiniMed 530G® system with Enlite®, a breakthrough, first-generation artificial pancreas system with Threshold Suspend automation for people with diabetes. Designed to mimic insulin delivery of a healthy pancreas, this system is the first in the U.S. that can automatically stop insulin delivery when sensor glucose values reach a preset low level and when the person does not respond to the Threshold Suspend alarm. The MiniMed 530G system incorporates the new Enlite sensor, Medtronic’s most accurate and comfortable continuous glucose sensor(i) , with a 31% improvement in overall accuracy from the previous generation.(ii)

The Enlite sensor delivers better comfort and reliable CGM accuracy which is critical for performance of an artificial pancreas system. In addition to the 31% improvement in overall accuracy, Enlite detects up to 93% of hypoglycemia episodes when predictive and threshold alerts are on.(iii)

Benefits of the MiniMed 530G system with Enlite include:

• Automatically stops insulin delivery when sensor glucose values reach a preset low level
• Provides better glucose control compared to multiple daily injections(iv)
• Better detection of low and high glucose values(iv)
• Improved sensor accuracy
• More comfortable, smaller sensor(v)  that is 38% shorter in length
• Longer sensor life- Enlite can be worn for six days of use
• Easier insertion with the new Enlite serter that includes a hidden introducer needle and a one button insertion process

Artificial Pancreas System with Threshold Suspend Automation
The approval of the MiniMed 530G system is the key first step of Medtronic’s path to accelerate the development and availability of a safe and effective artificial pancreas. Our goal is to one day develop an innovative device that automatically monitors blood glucose and provides appropriate insulin doses in people with type 1 diabetes requiring minimal or no interaction.

Threshold Suspend automation automatically stops the delivery of insulin if glucose levels reach or go below a threshold, which can be set by a healthcare provider between 60-90 mg/DL. Once the threshold is met, the MiniMed® 530G system will first alarm. If the individual is sleeping, unconscious or otherwise unable to react, the system will suspend all insulin delivery for two hours. Insulin delivery can be resumed at any time.

We’ll begin shipping the MiniMed 530G system in a few weeks. In the meantime, to learn more or place an order, visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com.

We are so thrilled, once again, to bring you an exciting and important “first” in diabetes technology and can’t wait to hear what you think so be sure to tell us in the comments!

Important Safety Information
MiniMed 530G with Enlite is intended for the delivery of insulin and continuous glucose monitoring for the management of diabetes mellitus by persons 16 years of age or older who require insulin. Insulin infusion pumps and associated components of insulin infusion systems are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks of insulin pump therapy.

Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to maintain contact with their healthcare professional. Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow recognition of pump signals and alarms.

Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately. Replace the infusion set every 48-72 hours, or more frequently per your healthcare professional’s instructions. Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a
physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected.

The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a home glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick is required prior to making adjustments to diabetes therapy. MiniMed 530G with Enlite is not intended to be used directly for preventing or treating hypoglycemia but to suspend insulin delivery when the user is unable to respond to the Threshold Suspend alarm and take measures to prevent or treat hypoglycemia themselves. Therapy to prevent or treat hypoglycemia should be administered according to the recommendations of the user’s Health Care Provider. WARNING: The Threshold Suspend feature will cause the pump to temporarily suspend insulin delivery for two hours when the sensor glucose reaches a set threshold. Under some conditions of use the pump can suspend again resulting in very limited insulin delivery. Prolonged suspension can increase the risk of serious hyperglycemia, ketosis, and ketoacidosis. Before using the Threshold Suspend feature, it is important to read the Threshold Suspend information in the MiniMed 530G` System User Guide and discuss proper use of the Threshold Suspend feature with your healthcare provider.

(i)  - Approved by the FDA in the U.S.
- U.S. Enlite Clinical Study Customer Satisfaction Survey. Data on file, Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., Northridge, CA.
- Battelino T, Conget I, Olsen B, et al. The use and efficacy of continuous glucose monitoring in type 1 diabetes  treated with insulin 
pump therapy: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetologia. 2012;55:3155-3162.
- Data on File , Medtronic.
(ii) - According to the MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel User Guide, MiniMed 530G User Guide, and Enlite® Sensor Performance
Clinical Appendix.
(iii) - Enlite® Sensor Performance Clinical Appendix. When calibrating 3-4 times a day and predictive and low alerts both turned on. There
are times the system will falsely alert (alerts when the blood glucose level is above the alert setting.)
(iv) - Bergenstal RM, Tamborlane WV, Ahmann A, et al. Effectiveness of sensor-augmented insulin-pump therapy in type 1 diabetes. N
Engl J Med 2010;363:311–320.
(v) - The Enlite Sensor is a significantly smaller sensor compared to Medtronic’s previous product --69% smaller in sensor size by
volume, 38% shorter in length. Data on file.

Comments

Alexandra

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:09:06 GMT 2013

So I just got a new CGM in the mail yesterday because I did not know this one was coming out. How do I switch them out?

Stephanie McCann

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:14:43 GMT 2013

I am excited about the new technology you are bringing us. Both my son and husband have the minimed revel. We purchased them when we had better insurance. My son's warranty expires this month and my husband's expires next year. Our insurance has $5000 deductibles per person with a $10000 max per year for the family. Will there be an affordable option for those of us with insurance that doesn't cover very well? I would love to see insulin pumps more available for those that cannot afford to pay that kind of money. So thankful you are working hard to bring us better medicine.

Marvin Waid

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:23:02 GMT 2013

Great news...but how true about Stepanie McCann's statement. Sound like she has pretty good insurance coverage..way better than mine. I'm on medicare now, so something like this is surely not possible. I'm thankful for when I was working, I did have insurance so I was able to get a insulin pump, which as helped me greatly. Thanks for doing what you have done Medtronic..:D

Ned Dow

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:25:18 GMT 2013

What is the projected price of this new system? And, more importantly, how are the insurance companies responding to it? Medicare?

Jessica Ware

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:27:48 GMT 2013

HELLO! I am glad that there is now a sensor that will be easier to insert! I have the minutes revel and I was using a sensor in the earlier part of my pump therapy, but I stopped due to the difficult time I had with insertion, dressings, and the overall keep of the old sensors. I would like to know how much these pumps and sensors are. I will check it out online but I need to know, so that I can do more research and get paperwork started. Thanks!

danielle marinelli

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:29:59 GMT 2013

What is the option to upgrade my daughters Revel & CGM? Pump is 2 years old and CGM is 1year old. It is a continual fight to get her to wear the CGM because the insertion hurts.

Jennifer Carwile

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:43:29 GMT 2013

would be nice to have, since I have Low Blood sugar unawareness, and I have had several mornings where I have not woken up because my sugars went low. Its so hard not being in control of your body, But insurance companies don't seem to be sympathetic.

Laura Wheeler

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:47:49 GMT 2013

I have the same questions as Danielle. Current insurance will pay only to replace my daughter's pump every 3 years - hers is only 1 year old and had a problem this summer so Medtronic sent us another one in late July. Also purchased CGM at same time (August 2012), but have never gotten it to work properly and every time she tried to wear the senor - there was lots of blood involved or the sensor fell out - never got it to work properly and have spent lots of $$$$ on sensors that we let go out of date not used.
Would also like to know what the cost will be for the new pump and sensors and if our insurance will cover it since it is so soon to when she got her last Pump and CGM.

MIndy

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:49:53 GMT 2013

I am so grateful that there are companies still trying to better the treatment of type 1 diabetes, while others are working on a cure. My son has such a difficult time wearing the sensor, constantly getting sensor error, they think b/c his muscles during activity/sports are hitting it and pushing it in and out, so any improvement for us would be awesome.

Judith Schmader

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:52:54 GMT 2013

I'm glad to be reading this and hope it sure will help the younger generation and that they will be able to afford it. As for myself being a insulin dependent diabetic my insurance will never accept this. Medicare is just not about to kick in and help with this one.

Amy O'Neal

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:53:26 GMT 2013

My son has tried using his CGM with his Mini-Med Revel pump for a year with us never getting consistent readings or it staying connected. Who will be receiving the upgrade? Is it automatic?

Joy Tibbs

Posted on Fri Sep 27 13:58:13 GMT 2013

Exciting news !!!

Nastacha

Posted on Fri Sep 27 14:02:18 GMT 2013

I would love to have this,,,,,,, my sensor is my husband,,,, in the middle of the night. Without him ,,,, well you know.

I'm already paying so much on the pump I have,, I don't think I can afford this new one, and I'm not sure if my insurance will pay or how they will pay.

Is there trade in option, what is the cost,,, too bad Medtronic does not send a letter to all persons with the pump , to their current Physician suggesting and saying hey we have a new pump your patient may be interested in,,,,,

I want one. I hate the lows in the middle of the night.

Mary Jo Powell

Posted on Fri Sep 27 14:09:56 GMT 2013

So ow do I order one?

shoe

Posted on Fri Sep 27 14:23:42 GMT 2013

all i want to know is how can you keep that cgm in your body for that long without getting an infection that makes no sence to me i had a site in for 2 days it stared to ich i took it out and it bursted with puss and your telling me i can wear that thing for 6 days o and from that site i had in i got a blood infection are you trying to kill all of us?

Kim

Posted on Fri Sep 27 14:30:29 GMT 2013

Awesome news, I've had so much difficulty with the cgm weak signal that it's almost useless no matter where I insert. Hope the new system is better! I think if you've bought your system recently it is an auto upgrade!

Dennis

Posted on Fri Sep 27 14:49:10 GMT 2013

This is wonderful, joyous, and long awaited news. Many, many thanks to the folks at Medtronic for doing the work needed to get this advancement in diabetes treatment passed through the FDA. Just can't wait to try it for myself.

Linda

Posted on Fri Sep 27 14:56:03 GMT 2013

Shoe- I think yours might be a special case? I've never had any of the CGM sites get infected in two years of use.

Terra

Posted on Fri Sep 27 14:57:16 GMT 2013

Just purchased a new pump - did not know this one was coming out but I will wait a while for the bugs to work themselves out. In the interim, I have same concerns as others. Out of pocket I paid almost $4k for my pump and I have good insurance. Its great that technology is advancing but disheartening when it is not affordable.

Kathy Stoeckle

Posted on Fri Sep 27 15:10:49 GMT 2013

Exciting news!!! But wait.......When my husband got his pump and CGM in February we were told new sensor would be coming out any day now.... We were even given a "guarantee" we would get a free upgrade as soon as it was approved. I just found read the small print on the guarantee... It say if complete system purchased between November 30, 2012 and date of technology release it will be exchanged.....However it must be iniated before April 15, 2013. We'll that didn't happen....so no free exchange!

Norma Severn

Posted on Fri Sep 27 15:12:28 GMT 2013

This would be great if it was avaliable to everyone. My son who is now 25 has had type 1 since he was 5 we had great insurance until he became 19 and he was using a pump until insurance didnt cover him any longer and had to go back on needles. He still has no insurance and it has been a struggle to pay for all his medical needs. We pray some day for a cure but in the mean time just to buy his insulin is a struggle not including all his other supply's. But we thank you for your work and some day we pray that it wont be hard for anyone to get the care and supplys they need to keep them going. My son was told one day you have a condition that can be controlled but he in return said not without the proper care n needs. He was applying for assistance and was denied.

Tom

Posted on Fri Sep 27 15:18:36 GMT 2013

I'm so happy that this hurdle has been cleared after YEARS of waiting. My Revel has literally been a lifesaver when coupled with my CGM & mySentry. I cannot wait for it to get picked up by the Veterans Administration (as this is my provider of healthcare and Minimed products). I'm sure that more waiting is ahead, but at least now I know that one day this game-changer will be making my life with Type 1 diabetes even better. With gastroparesis and hypoglycemia unawareness, I look forward to one day using this new system and having a happier & healthier life.

For some reason the Hallelujah chorus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir keeps playing in my head. I wonder why?

Winston McKoy

Posted on Fri Sep 27 15:19:30 GMT 2013

Impressive

Sarah Armenio

Posted on Fri Sep 27 15:49:36 GMT 2013

I don't want to wear two devices. I got the first sensors and did not like it at all, plus I wish they had multiple insertion options for the sensors, I'm thin and have always used the quick-set, I have a hard time getting use to the silhouette. In my opinion sticking yourself twice every few days and having your stomach or other area plastered with devices is not ideal. Until there's a cure, I wish they would design something that can utilize one insertion site rather than having to use two devices, the pump and sensor. Most Diabetics are not homebound and do not have limited activity, we are living busy daily lives and feeling like you have multiple devices to wear that stick out of your clothes is just not appealing to me. I check my BG often and would rather still prick my finger than to wear another device. I wear the Paradigm 522 and have worn a paradigm pump for 13 years. Of course, one site every 3 days is much better than 4 or more shots per day and offers much better BG control and flexibility. I have sold many on the pump, but the sensors just aren't appealing to me.

Amy

Posted on Fri Sep 27 15:53:32 GMT 2013

Hope, the press release from Medtronic said only this regarding approval for use by children: "Medtronic will conduct a post-approval study including children ages two and older." I have no idea how long that study would take or who could participate. I have a 14yo who is very interested. On the bright side, having to wait should allow Medtronic to correct any glitches in the first generation and give our endos/nurses time to learn the new technology.

scott

Posted on Fri Sep 27 16:06:17 GMT 2013

Alexandra you should be able to return it. But I would call them ... you still need the new new pump too.

Holly Ferry

Posted on Fri Sep 27 16:07:52 GMT 2013

I got my Revel and the CGMS in February and was explicitly told via the MM rep that once this became available, I would qualify for the free upgrade. Please explain how that will work.

Elizabeth

Posted on Fri Sep 27 16:36:03 GMT 2013

Anyone know if the new sensor will work with the older system?

Sandy

Posted on Fri Sep 27 16:42:08 GMT 2013

My $15,000 deductible has been met for the year. Will it be available to purchase before the end of the year and I have to start over?

Cristee

Posted on Fri Sep 27 16:45:52 GMT 2013

Thrilled for those 16yrs and older..........But so sad for my daughter who is 12 and all the other parents thinking this would be available for them as well. I'm thinking we should not have paid the extra money for pump and cgm so we could upgrade.................. :)

Molly

Posted on Fri Sep 27 17:06:13 GMT 2013

If you recently upgraded, contact your rep!! I'm in the same boat, received my new pump in April. I contacted my rep and she said she'd have more info in a couple of weeks.

@Hope DeJong, Contact your rep too. They may be able to make an exception - especially with a doctors letter of necessity. You never know until you ask.

I'm so VERY excited for this technology! One more step in the right direction!

Karrie

Posted on Fri Sep 27 17:42:04 GMT 2013

Kathy, Holly, Renee, and Molly - Rest assured, you are absolutely still eligible for an upgrade if you purchased a Revel system with CGM under the New Technology Guarantee program. You’ll receive an email soon with information about your free upgrade to MiniMed 530G. We have quite a number of these upgrades to process, so please bear with us as we work hard to provide new product and training to everyone in the program.

Ingrid

Posted on Fri Sep 27 17:47:52 GMT 2013

So excited to hear about this newly approved insulin pump. I've been a pumper for almost 20 years. Can't wait to try this one out! Many thanks Medtronic for paving the way to improved care for T1 diabetics. Very impressed with your commitment to developing the latest and greatest technologies that will help make our lives better!

Nicole

Posted on Fri Sep 27 17:48:38 GMT 2013

I am curious about the age cut off as well. My T1D is 10. Why can't a person younger than 16 use it?

Anne

Posted on Fri Sep 27 17:49:35 GMT 2013

I would love to have the atomatic glucose reader but my insurance will NOT cover any of it at all!! Are there any other options for people like me?

Barbara Johnstone

Posted on Fri Sep 27 17:57:44 GMT 2013

congrat's on the FDA approval, this is wonderful news. Have you attempted to convince MEDICARE yet. As they still don't cover the sensors, my guess is they will not cover this product yet. I pray I am incorrect. Hypoglycemic Unawareness continues to be my challenge. The inaccuracy of the 'old' sensor makes me do far more finger sticks than the four that I would expect to do. Luckily my alert service dog is coming soon. Please let me know when MEDICARE and/or Horizon Blue Care/Cross approve this, because it still remains a miracle I would love to share. Accuracy of the sensor is of great interest to me, a long time pumper & CGM user.

Jerri

Posted on Fri Sep 27 18:32:54 GMT 2013

What are the conditions that qualify one for a free upgrade from the Revel to the 530G? I purchased mine 10/2010. I'm excited about the new technology and advancements Medtronic is making. Thank you on behalf of all diabetics.

Jennifer

Posted on Fri Sep 27 18:35:52 GMT 2013

I LOVE my CGM and don't think i would have been sold on the pump without it. yes, sometimes insertion hurts but beats sticking my fingers a thousand more times a week to get the same results. My only concern is that the tape/adhesive that is used makes me itch, please use hypo allergenic products!

Becky

Posted on Fri Sep 27 18:56:10 GMT 2013

This is great news! But what about the use in children? My daughter is 5 years old and been in the pump for 8 months. We are currently appealing BCBS for a CGM.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 19:07:31 GMT 2013

Alexandra, Mary, Amy, and Terra, these are all great questions! If you purchased your Revel under the New Technology Guarantee program, someone will be in touch with you soon about upgrading to MiniMed 530G. We have quite a number of these upgrades to process, so please bear with us as we work hard to provide new product and training to everyone in the program. If you were not enrolled in this program and would like to discuss buying a new MiniMed 530G with Enlite, please email me at dhelp@medtronic.com and I would be happy to discuss your upgrade options.

Just a reminder that the MiniMed 530G with Enlite sensor is only approved for use for people with diabetes aged 16 and older. I’m sorry to hear that some of you have had a hard time with the current sensor. If there is anything I can do, please email me and I'll connect you with our 24-Hour HelpLine.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 19:12:11 GMT 2013

Stephanie, Marvin, Nastacha, Jennifer, Jessica, and Laura thank you for sharing your experiences with us. The cost of the MiniMed 530G system is comparable to the Revel system and will depend on your insurance. We also have several programs available to all customers that can help with the out of pocket costs. If you’d like to find out more, you can email me at dhelp@medtronic.com and I can connect you with someone to help.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 19:17:53 GMT 2013

Ned and Judith Medicare does not cover for CGM, though Medtronic is actively working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ultimately establish coverage consistent with other healthcare insurance companies in the US. In the meantime, if you’d like the MiniMed 530G system you’ll need to pay for the CGM Starter Kit and Enlite sensors out of pocket. If you’d like to talk about your payment plan options please send me an email to dhelp@medtronic.com and I’ll connect you with someone.

Ashley

Posted on Fri Sep 27 19:18:26 GMT 2013

So am I reading this right... With the new pump you don't infusion site for CGM and original infusion. Is this new one built in with it? Or do you still require 2 seperate sites.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 19:20:14 GMT 2013

Elizabeth, Enlite is only approved for use as part of the MiniMed 530G system.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 19:22:41 GMT 2013

Amy, you are correct that the MiniMed 530G with Enlite sensor is only approved for use for people with diabetes aged 16 and older. Please know that we do have a clinical study underway to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the MiniMed 530G in children. The results of that study will be critical to our submission to the FDA to expand access of the product to people under 16. In the meantime, I encourage you to talk with your doctor about what options are best for your child.

Trudi Wood

Posted on Fri Sep 27 19:58:09 GMT 2013

how do I know if I have a 530G system; if I don't have a 530G that is compatable with the new system, what do I do to find the cost of the system?

Rhea Smith

Posted on Fri Sep 27 20:22:10 GMT 2013

Naomi,
Why were children under 16 not included in the original study? My son has been on the pump for almost 2 years now and has been type 1 for 2 years and 1 month, he is very controlled not only by us as parents but his self as well, he is very advanced for his age, and has great control over his pump , and diabetes as a whole. I think that everyone with type 1 , no matter the age should have been in the study.

Maren

Posted on Fri Sep 27 20:23:44 GMT 2013

I would love to have one of these! I feel I could definitely control my sugars better. The only problem is: I don't have health insurance. Is there a way to still get a new pump and sensor without insurance? I know it would be VERY costly, but I'm thinking more on the level of my health, not money. Thanks!

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 20:36:39 GMT 2013

Anne, we have a team of people here who would love to help you with submitting to your insurance. We work with more than 600 insurers nationwide and can often help with the process and paperwork. We also offer financial assistance for those who qualify. I’ll have a member of my team reach out to you to see if we can help.

Sandy, the MiniMed 530G with Enlite is available for sale starting today. To find out more information and start the process you can call us at 1-888-350-3199 or fill out the Get Started form here: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/get-started

Ashley, the MiniMed 503G with Enlite still requires separate infusion and CGM sensor sites. To learn more, you can visit our website here: www.medtronicdiabetes.com. If you have any more questions just let me know and I’ll connect you with someone on my team who can help

Dennis

Posted on Fri Sep 27 20:46:39 GMT 2013

I'm in. Ready to try one, and replace my 722, and soft sensors. Like the idea of a more accurate and dependable sensor.

Rich cosgrove

Posted on Fri Sep 27 20:58:30 GMT 2013

My MM722 is out of warranty on Oct 15th. I called the other day after I left the doctor's office told me to call MM for a new pump. She(my doctor) assumed it would be the Revel. The person at Medtronic told me to call on October 16th. Will I be contacted for this newer pump or will the Revel be still available?

Neal

Posted on Fri Sep 27 20:59:21 GMT 2013

I have a MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time Revel™ Insulin Pump. How do I know if I am enrolled in the New Technology Guarantee program?

Drew

Posted on Fri Sep 27 21:05:41 GMT 2013

I have had the 722 the 723 and I really want the 530G I upgraded last year in sept 2012 adnI was wondering if I could trade it in and get the 530G or does my Doctor have to write a letter to my insurance saying that the device is medical necessity please help I have the CGM too just started wearing it this week and then the news broke of the FDA Approval

Joanna

Posted on Fri Sep 27 21:10:09 GMT 2013

Is there not a way to get approval for children under 16? Its frustrating to now see this technology that we have been waiting for to only not be able to get it for our children! What is the reasoning behind this? They cannot approve it even if the child's Dr requests it? Its exciting but very frustrating that I cannot get this for my child to have that peace of mind when he's away from me and also when he's sleeping at night :(

June S.

Posted on Fri Sep 27 21:41:09 GMT 2013

I have a 1.5-year-old Revel with CGM. Will you have a trade-in or upgrade program? Where can we find those details?

Joan Finn

Posted on Fri Sep 27 21:46:14 GMT 2013

That's great. Will the screen be backlit as well. I am finding it harder to see the screen on mine.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 23:25:01 GMT 2013

Neal, if you purchased your Revel under the New Technology Guarantee program that began last November, someone will be in touch with you soon about upgrading to MiniMed 530G. We have quite a number of these upgrades to process, so please bear with us as we work hard to provide new product and training to everyone in the program. Jerri – I can forward your email to someone on our team who will reach out early next week to help you explore your options.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 23:38:50 GMT 2013

Dennis, Rich, Drew, and June, Thank you for your comments and interest in the new MiniMed 530G with Enlite. I’ll have a member of my team get in touch with you soon to talk you through your upgrade options.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 23:40:49 GMT 2013

Trudi, the MiniMed 530G with Enlite is a new system that was just approved by the FDA and we have not begun shipping them to customers yet. To find out more information about the MiniMed 530G system and start the process of ordering one, please visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com

Maren, we do offer financial assistance for those who qualify. I’ll have a member of my team reach out to you to see if we can help.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 23:42:20 GMT 2013

Rhea and Joanna, I understand your frustration. Please know that we will be conducting a clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the MiniMed 530G in children. The results of that study will be critical to our submission to the FDA to expand access of the product to people under 16. In the meantime, I encourage you to talk with your doctor about what options are best for your child.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 23:43:44 GMT 2013

Joan, the screen is not backlit on the MiniMed 530G system. As a reminder, pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision does not allow for the recognition of pump signals and alarms. If you’re having difficulty seeing your screen, I would recommend discussing this with your healthcare team.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Sep 27 23:50:47 GMT 2013

We are thrilled to hear that some of you are so excited to hear this announcement. Thank you so much for all of the feedback! If you are interested in finding out more feel free to visit our website at www.medtronicdiabetes.com or call us at 1.800.646.4633 to discuss your questions.

Joyce

Posted on Sat Sep 28 00:39:12 GMT 2013

I was really looking forward to this, but now on Medicare my sensors aren't covered. I'm glad you are working on this. I really miss my sensor. I've been off for about 3 weeks. Is there any way to be informed if Medicare will cover?

Naomi

Posted on Sat Sep 28 00:47:01 GMT 2013

Joyce, Medicare does not cover for CGM, though Medtronic is actively working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ultimately establish coverage consistent with other healthcare insurance companies in the US. In the meantime, if you’d like the MiniMed 530G system you’ll need to pay for the CGM Starter Kit and Enlite sensors out of pocket. If you’d like to talk about your payment plan options please let me know and I'd be happy to connect you with some who can help.

Tera oyler

Posted on Sat Sep 28 00:57:23 GMT 2013

I want someone from Mini Med to contact me in regards to this please. I have been Type 1 for 36 years and am beginning to be unaware of my lows. This would be a great help!!!!!

Naomi

Posted on Sat Sep 28 01:24:05 GMT 2013

Tera, I'll have someone from my team reach out to you shortly. If there is anything else I can do for you, just let me know.

Halima

Posted on Sat Sep 28 02:31:42 GMT 2013

Hi
my son is 14 years old and T1D and he is using the pump since 2009 can he use the minimed530G, please let me know.

Shana Eppler

Posted on Sat Sep 28 02:33:57 GMT 2013

We purchased the new Revel System and My Sentry in April of 2013. We were told when the MiniMed 530G with Enlite came out we would get the free upgrade. Today I received an email saying Abbie was not eligible because she's 9 and this pump system is only approved for patients older than 16. I am very disappointed and frustrated. If I had know this, I would have taken another direction.

Jonelle

Posted on Sat Sep 28 02:52:51 GMT 2013

We just got the 723 and sensors, etc. two weeks or so ago. Are we eligible for the technology upgrade???

Sarra Colling

Posted on Sat Sep 28 03:28:07 GMT 2013

This is no where close to the closed loop system minimed marketing has been promising for year. With accuracy ranging in continuous glucose monitors, a reading of 60-90 may very well be 90-120. If my pump turns off for 2 hours everytime my glucose reaches a reading of 90-120 at night, I may very well wake up in DKA. This needs some SIGNIFICANT fine tuning.

Carmen Flores

Posted on Sat Sep 28 04:53:56 GMT 2013

Medtronic la mejor en sus productos sobre todo su Calidad

John Willis

Posted on Sat Sep 28 04:57:00 GMT 2013

Tell me how to get this system started ASAP. My issue now is lows that are unpredictable. My son also has a mimimed pump. We have both had issues with low blood sugar. This would be a great system for both of us and I am willing to do what it takes to make this happen for me and my son.

Carolyn English

Posted on Sat Sep 28 05:06:17 GMT 2013

Is this covered by Medicare and am I eligible for an upgrade??

Marty Jensen

Posted on Sat Sep 28 05:13:11 GMT 2013

Norma Severn - your son can get coverage under a parent's plan until age 26, even if he's married or doesn't live at home. See this link:

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-dependentcoverage.html

Brian C

Posted on Sat Sep 28 06:08:15 GMT 2013

Will there be a 730G? Assuming the 530 uses the smaller reservoirs. I am due for an upgrade, but want to make sure it holds a large enough reservoir.

Laura Dix

Posted on Sat Sep 28 09:48:50 GMT 2013

Naomi,
How can I find out about upgrading to this whole new system to see if my insurance will help me with most of the cost? I have a Paradigm Real Time Revel that the warranty ends in about 10 mths? I have Blue Shield / Blue Cross of Northern California. I know my Dr. would have to be involved but looking for more info on what and how I go about doing this. Because the insurance I had before wouldn't pay for the CMG sensor when I got my Revel pump,but my Dr. has just finished doing the second test run on me with the CMG sensor hoping my insurance company will approve it this time. But I would rather have the whole new system. So if you can help me out with this I would be grateful.
Thanks,
Laura Dix

Karen

Posted on Sat Sep 28 10:58:54 GMT 2013

Unbelievable. I just got a new pump a few months ago. If I had known this was coming out I would have waited 3 months. This pump will save many lives! (Coming from someone who didn't wake up a few mornings because of lows. Thank God for family and glucagon.)

Debbie Harris

Posted on Sat Sep 28 13:30:35 GMT 2013

I suppose this WOULD be great for those of us that HAVE insurance. Otherwise we'll pay 50,00,000 for it. Good luck.

Hope DeJong

Posted on Sat Sep 28 14:56:53 GMT 2013

Thank you to all who have feedback to my first post. Amy, I really appreciate your optimistic view and agree!! Naomi, thank you for all of the information you've provided.

Mary

Posted on Sat Sep 28 15:57:36 GMT 2013

I'm thinking about going on a insulin pump.This sounds so great.How much does this cost and do the insurance co. pay for it? Please get back to me.
Thank you

Linda Wisdom

Posted on Sat Sep 28 16:41:01 GMT 2013

I want a system but how much to start system and how much for the up keep. I really need this system.

Naomi

Posted on Sat Sep 28 17:09:52 GMT 2013

Halima, the MiniMed 530G with Enlite sensor is only approved for use for people with diabetes aged 16 and older. We will be conducting a clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the MiniMed 530G in children. The results of that study will be critical to our submission to the FDA to expand access of the product to people under 16. In the meantime, I encourage you to talk with your doctor about what options are best for your child.

Jonelle, I’ll have a member of my team reach out to you soon to discuss your upgrade options

John, you can find more information about the MiniMed 530G and can start the process (click the green Get Started button) on our website at www.medtronicdiabetes.com

Naomi

Posted on Sat Sep 28 17:11:24 GMT 2013

Carolyn, Medicare does not cover for CGM, though Medtronic is actively working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ultimately establish coverage consistent with other healthcare insurance companies in the US. In the meantime, I'll have someone from our team contact you about your options.

Linda – The cost of the MiniMed 530G system is comparable to the Revel system and will depend on your insurance. We also have several programs available to all customers that can help with the out of pocket costs. If you’d like to find out more, let me know and I can connect you with someone to help.

Dan Rockwell

Posted on Sat Sep 28 17:22:28 GMT 2013

pump clogged, stopped many times, caught on door knobs, drawers, hurt when sleept on, came out of skin many times especially when humid. Company tells yyou patient required to test 4 timea a day when the pump was promised to do that back in the 90s. Agreement were made with blood strip companies for profit. They only want people who are already ingood control or who are willing to go beyond what the pump can do so they could get the credit. DO NOT PURCHASE ITS A WASTE.

Lynn

Posted on Sat Sep 28 18:43:38 GMT 2013

Had been holding out on replacing my out of warranty pump until last summer when a crack developed and the pump became water damaged and I was forced to purchase a new one. Thus like jerri I am not eligible for the New Tech Guarantee program. Is there a pathway program as there was in the past for people like me? Can you recommend someone who can work with me to understand my options and get started towards upgrading?

Naomi

Posted on Sat Sep 28 22:47:55 GMT 2013

Hi Lynn, thanks for reaching out. I'll have a member of my team contact you to talk about your upgrade options. If there is anything else I can do to help, please let me know.

Waunette Ouats

Posted on Sat Sep 28 23:10:37 GMT 2013

My son , age 53, has had diabetes for 38 years. He has an older pump, but can no longer tell when he is having insulin reactions. He has had lot of reactions at night. It would be great if he had the new pump that would alert him when bs gets too low. He has no insurance now but maybe with our help he could get the new pump. Could you tell us how much it would cost ? We are desperate to help him. It may be out of our reach but is there some way you could work with him? He needs help badly.

Naomi

Posted on Sun Sep 29 17:22:47 GMT 2013

Hi Waunette - We do have financial assistance for those who meet certain requirements. If your son emails us at dhelp@medtronic.com we can connect him with someone to help him explore his options.

alicia:))

Posted on Sun Sep 29 23:43:25 GMT 2013

hi beautiful guys & gals of medtronic!
my dreams r coming true - 1've diabetes for over 54 years, been on the minimed/medtronic insulin pumps for about 15 years i've an appointment 2 see my endocrynologist this week - PLS hurry 2 tell me how do i get 1 of this glorious new toys! love u all, alicia:))

Naomi

Posted on Mon Sep 30 21:19:50 GMT 2013

Hi Sarra, thank you for your comment and I understand your concern. Our vision is to bring a fully automated artificial pancreas to market which is why we invest so heavily in R&D and clinical trials. We understand that this is just a first step, but we believe it is a critical one. In addition to the 31% improvement in overall sensor accuracy, please remember that this system will only suspend the delivery of insulin if the patient does not respond to the Threshold Suspend alarm. If you’d like more information on how this new system works you can visit our website at www.medtronicdiabetes.com or I’d be happy to connect you with someone from my team to help answer any more questions you may have.

Alicia, you can find more information about the MiniMed 530G and can start the process (click the green Get Started button) on our website at www.medtronicdiabetes.com

Douglas

Posted on Mon Sep 30 22:14:51 GMT 2013

This is really great news and I am looking forward to the new 530G pump and Enlight CGM system. Bravo Medtronic!!!

I am surprised this question has not been asked yet. When might the 530G pump start shipping?

Naomi

Posted on Mon Sep 30 23:31:48 GMT 2013

Hi Douglas, thank you and great question! The new MiniMed 530G with Enlite should start shipping out to customers in the next few weeks.

Mark

Posted on Tue Oct 01 02:18:21 GMT 2013

What size reservoir(s) does the 530G use? Is there an option for either 1.8 or 3.0ml like there has been on prior Paradigms?

Kevin

Posted on Tue Oct 01 12:21:19 GMT 2013

I have a Revel insulin pump without CRM. My endocrinologists wanted me to benefit from the usage of CGM with conjunction of my insulin pump. I wanted to wait for the new 530G. I was told by my doctor to go ahead and order the CGM for the Revel and I will be able to upgrade for free when the new 530G comes. I did this three weeks ago and my insurance covered the CGM. Yesteday I contacted Medtronic in regards to upgrading to the new 530G and I was told that I didn't qualify for the free upgrade because I purchased the pump and CGM seperately and pay an additional upgrade cost. Well I have exhausted my insurance coverage on the older CGM and now I am unable to upgrade to the product I wanted to begin unless I pay more money to Minimed. Shame on you Medtroni/Minimed for not communicating the correct information at the time of my purchase. How are you going to help me in this situation?

Naomi

Posted on Tue Oct 01 16:43:20 GMT 2013

Hi Mark, thanks for the question. And yes, you’ll have the same options for reservoir size with the MiniMed 530G system as you did with the Paradigm REAL-Time Revel system.

Naomi

Posted on Tue Oct 01 20:23:30 GMT 2013

Hi Kevin, thanks for reaching out to me about this. I understand you've already spoken with another member of my team today who was able to help. If there is anything else I can do, just let me know.

Patty

Posted on Thu Oct 03 12:36:12 GMT 2013

This is a great step in the right direction, but advertising it as an artificial pancreas seems
deceiving. It is not a closed loop system.

Naomi

Posted on Thu Oct 03 20:30:24 GMT 2013

Hi Patty, it is not our intent to deceive anyone. We fully acknowledge that the MiniMed 530G system is not a fully closed loop system. It is however a critical first step on the journey toward that goal. With Threshold Suspend, it is the first FDA approved device that can stop insulin delivery temporarily if a sensor glucose value reaches a preset low level and the patient doesn’t react to the alarm. This is the first system that takes action based on sensor glucose readings and the first product approved under the FDA’s new category Artificial Pancreas Device System – Threshold Suspend. This is one of three categories designed by the FDA as types of artificial pancreas device systems. You can read about all three categories here - http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/homehealthandconsumer/consumerproducts/artificialpancreas/ucm259555.htm. This is where the language “artificial pancreas device system” comes from.

Mary Parks

Posted on Thu Oct 03 21:58:08 GMT 2013

I upgraded to the Revel system last winter - in order to up grade to the new system when available.... Need to know when I can expect to receive - or how I order the new system. Will need supplies soon, so don't want to order to much !! Please let me know !!

Thanks, am so excited for the new system !!

Naomi

Posted on Thu Oct 03 22:43:49 GMT 2013

Hi Mary, thanks for the comment! I’ll have a member of my team reach out to you soon to discuss your upgrade options.

Rebecca

Posted on Fri Oct 04 00:39:09 GMT 2013

My daughter and I both currently have the revel pumps that are still under warranty, however the sensors we were using quit after 4yrs of use. We were waiting to meet deductibles to get new sensors. I understand my daughter can't get the new system, so what are our options now? Can we both upgrade our pumps? Can I still get her the older sensor? Do I Have to upgrade my pump for the newer sensors?

Alvaro Buitrago

Posted on Fri Oct 04 02:55:15 GMT 2013

Amen!

Naomi

Posted on Fri Oct 04 15:23:25 GMT 2013

Rebecca, I’ll have a member of my team reach out to you soon to talk you through upgrade options for you and your daughter.

Rich cosgrove

Posted on Thu Oct 10 18:47:47 GMT 2013

My only question is whether Medtronic will try to fill orders before the Dec 31st deadline for insurance. I have met my deductible and have less than $180 left in out of pocket left to exhaust so I don't want to have to pay the full out of pocket of $1250 if I don't get the new pump until 2014. I am seeing confilcting reports on the website mentioning months rather than weeks to fill orders.

Cathy

Posted on Thu Oct 10 22:46:34 GMT 2013

. I have been a diabetic for 50 years.
I am having a hard time with passing out. I went down the
other day and no one was around. I was down for 4 hours !!!!
My blood sugar was 21, my temp 90, and my B/P was 59/38
I do not feel it coming on. I also have gastroparesis. I have
not had solid food in 7 mons. I am so afraid I am going to die.
How do I go about getting this new pump system? I need for
my medical to pay for it !!!! It took me 5 years to get the Sensors
paid for Where do I start and who do I talk to ????

Naomi

Posted on Fri Oct 11 17:25:52 GMT 2013

Rich, I understand your concern. Please know that we are working diligently with our current inventory and training schedules to make sure customers receive their MiniMed 530G system as soon as possible and they have begun shipping this week. I will have someone from my team follow up with you to discuss the next steps. Thanks so much for your patience!

Cathy, I’m so sorry to hear that. If you haven’t already, please consult with your healthcare team. I will have someone from my team follow up with you to discuss your options.

Denise Eaton

Posted on Wed Oct 16 15:51:40 GMT 2013

Will my present pump supplies still work w/this new pump? Does the CGM part have to be worn continuously or can you take periodic breaks? Like others I found my placement options seemed limited b/c of sensitivity & use 2 weeks on 2weeks off. I'll be going on Medicare 10/2014 so have great concern for cost w/ limited income. Can old sensors be returned for credit? Will be contacting Joslin Clinic re: training info as well. Thanks

Naomi

Posted on Wed Oct 16 21:42:55 GMT 2013

Hi Denise, you may continue to use your same infusion set with the MiniMed 530G system, but the only sensor that is FDA approved for use with this system is the Enlite sensor. Studies have shown that the more often sensors are worn, the better the clinical outcomes, with the best results occurring when people wear sensors all the time. Medicare does not currently cover for CGM, though Medtronic is actively working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ultimately establish coverage consistent with other healthcare insurance companies in the US. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone about upgrading, I’d be happy to connect you with a member of my team to answer all of your questions.

Dean

Posted on Tue Oct 22 15:43:22 GMT 2013

Do you have an idea of how Medicare discussions re:cgm is going and when this might happen? Anything consumers can do to help?

Richard Cosgrove

Posted on Wed Oct 23 00:10:31 GMT 2013

Thanks for all your help Naomi. I have been approved for the 530G and will be getting it this week or next.

Naomi

Posted on Wed Oct 23 01:26:43 GMT 2013

Hi Richard, you're welcome, I'm happy to help. And that's very exciting! Be sure to let me know what you think of the new system!

Dennis

Posted on Fri Oct 25 00:11:30 GMT 2013

Is there any estimate when the 530g will begin shipping? '.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Oct 25 15:40:35 GMT 2013

Hi Dennis, we began shipping the new MiniMed 530G system to customers earlier this month. If you have any more questions let me know.

Naomi

Posted on Fri Oct 25 23:42:59 GMT 2013

Hi Dean, thanks for your comment. I do not have a timeline on when Medicare will provide CGM coverage, but we are actively exploring coverage processes with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. If you are interested in contributing, we suggest that you talk with your health care provider team to see if there are opportunities for you to provide feedback on coverage.

Kayla

Posted on Sat Oct 26 03:30:58 GMT 2013

I just wanted to say I'm excited about this new pump. I've been diabetic for 12 years now and have been using an insulin pump for 11 of those years. This is my first time using a sensor. Insurance wouldn't pay for it in the past. I just have some last minute details to figure out. MInimed said they could ship it out as soon as next week (the color I want is out of stock)! I have Blue Cross Blue Shield. My family usually complains about them but U have to say they came through with this. We're not having to pay nowhere near what we expected to pay for this pump.

abdalla Hawatmeh

Posted on Thu Oct 31 00:11:10 GMT 2013

what is the price of minimed 530G ? does benefit my only son of 16 years of age.

Naomi

Posted on Thu Oct 31 16:11:17 GMT 2013

Hi Abdalla. The cost to an individual varies by insurance plan, and we contract with more than 600 insurance plans nationwide, which is very comprehensive. The MiniMed 530G with Enlite is currently approved for use by individuals 16 years of age and older who have diabetes and require insulin. I encourage you and your son to talk to his healthcare team about diabetes management and what would work best for him. If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

Natalie

Posted on Thu Oct 31 20:01:20 GMT 2013

I currently have the Paradigm 700 series, and I need a new pump. I just want to make sure that the 530G will allow me to use my 3.0 mL reserviors that I currently use with Paradigm pump now. I also want to make sure that even though it is sold as a CGM system, I will be able to use it without having to purchase the CGM sensors if I wish. Thanks!

Joel

Posted on Tue Nov 05 02:05:33 GMT 2013

Hi Natalie, like our Paradigm REAL-Time Revel system, the MiniMed 530G system comes in 2 reservoir sizes, 1.8 mL and 3 mL. While the MiniMed 530G system can still deliver insulin even if you’re not using the CGM features, we strongly believe that the greatest clinical benefit to people with diabetes comes when it is used as a system. For example, in order for the Threshold Suspend technology to work, you need CGM. The Enlite sensor features several improvements, including improved comfort and accuracy, when compared to our previous sensors. Please let me know if you have any more questions!

Natalie Rodgers

Posted on Fri Nov 08 20:32:09 GMT 2013

HI, have you the link of the study publication? Or do you know wich magazine has publicated it? Thanks

Naomi

Posted on Sat Nov 09 03:12:26 GMT 2013

Natalie, I’m glad to see you were able to connect with my team on Facebook with your questions. We have shared your information with your local Medtronic media relations team so they will be reaching out to you shortly.

Eric

Posted on Sat Nov 16 21:58:34 GMT 2013

Hi Naomi. I just upgraded to the new 530G Pump and Enlight sensor system and started using it this past Thursday. I am loving what I see and here about this new technology and congrats on the FDA approval. I am curious when the next approval phases for Control-to range and Control-to -target are expected. With these new releases, will a new pump be required, or will the 530G be able to handle this a new sensor vs. pump upgrade?

Naomi

Posted on Sun Nov 17 00:04:01 GMT 2013

Eric, Thank you and I'm glad to hear you're liking your new pump so far. I'm sorry but due to FDA rules I cannot talk about any future products or features.

Dave

Posted on Wed Nov 20 21:20:14 GMT 2013

I know I must have missed this, but hope you can help me Naomi. Does the new 530G work as the CGM and display the current glucose levels, thus reducing my finger pricks and letting me be more aware of highs or is it just concerned with lows? Been pumping for almost 20 yrs, because of lousy insurance when last pump died, insurance denied my request and have had to purchase a pump (actually 2, second being my "insurance")and supplies off of Craigslist. But if the new 530G doesn't display like a cgm, I don't see the value of upgrading.

Naomi

Posted on Thu Nov 21 22:55:19 GMT 2013

Hi Dave. The MiniMed 530G system does display your current glucose levels on the pump, with new measurements every 5 minutes. It is not intended to be used directly for making therapy adjustments, but rather to provide an indication of when a finger stick may be required. The MiniMed 530G system has a new feature, Threshold Suspend, which automatically stops insulin delivery if sensor glucose values reach a preset low threshold and the patient doesn’t respond to the Threshold Suspend alarm. You can find out more here http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/treatment-and-products/minimed-530g-diabetes-system-with-enlite. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Cluck

Posted on Tue Nov 26 21:19:22 GMT 2013

How often is the basal insulin delivered? I haven't managed to get a technically correct answer from any of the 3 people I've talked to at Medtronic.

If this new pump is becoming closer to an 'artificial pancreas' then it must be better to deliver basal insulin every minute or so?

Theresa

Posted on Thu Nov 28 19:58:31 GMT 2013

I have been using an insulin pump 20 years this past October! I had to fight the insurance company then and won. I kept very detailed daily records of blood sugars, activity, emotional status, etc. everything! Nothing and I mean nothing was excluded in my records! I also did a cost analysis of my costs without the pump.. to included ER visits, doctor visits, etc. and then how much the pump cost including supplies...compared cost both monthly and yearly... it paid them to approve my pump! I just received my new 530G and sensors.. can't wait to get started and let the FDA and Medtronic know how it's working for me. I also have always suffered from insulin shock unawareness.... we'll see how this works... I too am concerned about Medicare coverage since I am fast approaching that age bracket... Maybe we can help convince Medicare and Medicaid our pumps give us a better quality of LIFE!

Karrie

Posted on Mon Dec 02 19:13:40 GMT 2013

Thanks for sharing your story with us, Theresa! We are excited for you to start the MiniMed 530G with Enlite. Please keep us posted on your journey with the new system! Also, please know Medtronic is actively working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ultimately establish coverage consistent with other healthcare insurance companies in the US.

Karrie

Posted on Sat Dec 07 04:00:48 GMT 2013

That's a great question, Cluck. Our HelpLine would be happy to explain. I'll have someone reach out to you shortly.

Keith

Posted on Thu Dec 12 22:12:23 GMT 2013

We just received the 530G a few days ago. I realise there will be some things to get used to. First, the website shows this neat pump and a sensor like that is all the equipment necessary.

We got in our package a new meter which is nice but according to Medtronic costs about $80.00. When a BG is taken it sends the info to the pump which is nice but for those of us who know you need one in the car, home etc. That can be a bit spendy.

You also have a transmitter which looks like a tiny turtle. This transmitter needs to be charged so they include a charger with batteries. It is fine but the transmitter is small and according to Medtronics costs about $800.00.

In addition you need a different insertion device for the transmitter/sensor than you do for the infusion so more stuff to keep track of.

In that transmitter goes a sensor (the one you see on the website). together they go on the body to communicate with the pump.

The pump is my son's age 18. I am praying he does not lose the transmitter during some sensor change.

On the positive side I think Medtronics follow up (I am sure its part of FDA approval) is good. I had someone follow the process thru insurance and got contacted by a trainer almost immediately after receiving my pump.

Joel

Posted on Fri Dec 13 17:26:22 GMT 2013

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Keith. I am glad our team has been helpful with the onboarding process. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make the transition to the MiniMed 530G with Enlite as seamless as possible.

Yasser

Posted on Tue Jan 07 00:40:19 GMT 2014

I am diabetic and I want to buy this device

Joel

Posted on Wed Jan 08 16:33:00 GMT 2014

Yasser, looks like you were in contact with our team on Facebook yesterday. For information on technology that is available to you in Turkey, you'll need to contact your local team. Check the following link for local contacts who would be happy to help: www.medtronicdiabetes.com/customer-support/international-contacts
http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/get-started.

Vicki

Posted on Fri Jan 17 19:32:40 GMT 2014

I am currently 60 years old and on Tricare Prime. Right now I get my sensors with a 20% copay. I will turn 62 in May of 2015. I will then be on Medicare and Tricare for Life. Does this mean I will lose my sensor coverage? I am scared to death of getting older because it seems the older you get the more coverage you lose. It's like you cross a magic line and your health is no longer important. Not much incentive for living a longer life!

Joel

Posted on Sat Jan 18 00:08:27 GMT 2014

Hi Vicki. Thanks for reaching out. I will have someone from my team reach out to you shortly to try to help answer your questions about insurance coverage.

Lauren

Posted on Tue Jan 28 08:45:55 GMT 2014

These sensors are DANGEROUS!!!!!!!! I have had nothing but trouble with them. They are widely inaccurate!!!! I have 100 point differences in the sensor readings, on a regular basis. Every single one has read in accurately, as in greater than 40 points different. I have repeatedly contacted Minimed about this and NO SOLUTION SUGGESTED WORKS. I am a bariatric surgery patient. I do not eat more than 15 grams of carbs per meal, and not more than 45 per day. My pump constantly shuts off due to false low blood sugar readings, especially at night. I HATE THE NEW SENSORS. They should NOT be on the market!!! DO NOT GET THE 530G PUMP AND SENSORS. It can kill you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joel

Posted on Tue Jan 28 22:10:00 GMT 2014

Lauren, customer safety is our top priority and I’m sorry you’re disappointed with your experience using the Enlite sensor. A member of my team will be calling you shortly to discuss all of your concerns with you.

D Sankara Rao

Posted on Sun Feb 09 06:17:22 GMT 2014

My daughter 22 yrs old is a type-1 diabetic, is this device available in India, what is the cost
and recurring expenditure per month.

Joel

Posted on Mon Feb 10 19:42:49 GMT 2014

Hi Sankara. We're the US team, but please check here for local contacts who would be happy to help answer your question www.medtronicdiabetes.com/customer-support/international-contacts.

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