Many children with Type 1 diabetes may benefit from an insulin pump without even knowing it. In general if they or (where appropriate) their parents experience any of the following, they could achieve better control with an insulin pump:
- Difficulty in managing highs and lows
- Fear of hypoglycaemia, especially at night
- Reduced hypoglycaemia awareness
- Outside targeted HbA1c levels
- Concerns about long-term complications
- Seeking more flexibility in everyday life
The best way to stay within the target glucose range is to self-monitor blood glucose (SMBG) at least 4 times per day and make adjustments to the therapy as needed. The MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump 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 your child.
What surprised me most was the flexibility the pump provided my son and the whole family. And the truth is that the pump has also improved our nights for all.
- ESTER, GUZMÁN’S MOTHER
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH THE MINIMED™ 640G INSULIN PUMP
The MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump is also available with the additional integrated function of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and CareLink™ Therapy Management Software.
When coupled with CGM, the 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.