NICE Guidance

NICE recommends Medtronic integrated sensor-augmented insulin pump as the only therapy system to manage glucose levels in type 1 diabetes


  • The NICE guidance reviewed two sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy systems and recommends the MiniMed Paradigm Veo system for managing glucose levels in people with Type 1 diabetes.[i] 
  • The MiniMed Paradigm Veo* sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy system can help to protect against severe hypoglycaemia in people with Type 1 diabetes by continuously monitoring glucose levels.[i]
  • NICE recognised that in 2015, Medtronic launched a successor system, the MiniMed 640G**, which could be used in place of other reactive continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump systems.[ii]
  • Nearly 60,000 hospital admissions last year were as a result of severe hypoglycaemic attacks in people with Type 1 diabetes, costing the NHS approximately £55 million.[iii]
  • Approximately one in three people with Type 1 diabetes have problematic hypoglycaemia, which can impact many aspects of daily life and result in substantial anxiety.[iii]
  • Up to 5,000 people with Type 1 diabetes could benefit from using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).[i]
  • NICE concluded that the adoption of Medtronic technology has the potential to save a UK health system £1,500 per person per year.[i]

Download below the Medtronic news-release regarding the NICE recommendation:

> NICE Guidance Press Release by Medtronic


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