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real time glucose trends. In addition,

information is shared automatically

and securely with care givers and

health care professionals via the

CareLink Connect App.

More forgiving

Ali Dianaty, Vice President of Product

Innovation, Medtronic USA, has said:

"This pump is much more forgiving

for folks when they eat. We are

seeing greater than 75% time in

range, where the guideline is set at

70%. Also, this pump device can have

software upgraded without having

to change the hardware, just like a

mobile phone - so pumps can get

improvements without needing to

be replaced. It is been noted in the

past that some HCP's reserve pump

usage for the 'Goldilocks' patient -

someone who is highly motivated and

already keeping to the advice given

by their doctor. The MiniMed 780G

system is easier to use and helps a

broader range of patients live a more

normal life, safely."

It's been established that

as many as 63% of people with

diabetes regularly underestimate

carbohydrates - this is probably a

survival instinct, as anyone sensible

would want to avoid hypos. The

advanced hybrid closed loop system

gets rid of that problem. Clinical

trials showed that the MiniMed 670G

hybrid closed loop did minimise

glucose excursions, but as the 780G

does not wait to stabilise sugars,

it auto corrects on five-minute

intervals. Says Dianaty, "This not

only provides therapeutic value but

also convenience as can be visualised

on a smartphone, from where it

can also be shared with carers,

parents or HCPs. It also provides

more discretion in its use, as the

customisable alarms and alerts can

be set based around the individual

and can be set via the phone app."

The updated CareLink system

allows for virtual/remote follow-ups,

which improves matching the best

possible therapy to each individual.

Adds Dianaty, "We don't intend to

stop here - the aim is for a fully

closed loop system, which needs

no carb counting or other input by

the user."

NHS perspective

Dr Shafie Kamaruddin, specialist

in diabetes and endocrinology at

NHS South Tees Hospital, has had

experience of putting people on

to the new pump system. He says,

"We ask people with diabetes to hit

a very tight glucose range, which

is a huge challenge in itself, which

can increase diabetes distress. This

can then lead to poor compliance.

If the person experiences many low

glucose events, hypos, they can lose

the ability to detect their onset. Plus,

no two days are the same. How, then,

do we make it easier?"

One factor that has recently

come in to play thanks to the use

of CGM, is the concept of Time In

Range (TIR) which, as well as your

six-monthly HbA1c (which is a threemonth

average of your blood glucose

levels) shows how much time you

are in range. It's proving a much

more popular way for people living

with diabetes to assess how they

are doing. Says Kamaruddin, "We

hope for people achieving time in

range of around 70% or above. The

use of insulin pumps has led to fine

tuning of insulin delivery and now

CGM is becoming an established

part of glycaemic control. The

MiniMed 670G was the first 'hybrid'

closed loop system, hybrid as it does

include some input by the user, and

it was a huge step forward. The new

MiniMed 780G raises the bar even

further; not only is it automated but

it's also making continuous real-time

corrections. This should leave lead

An example of a person's blood glucose day-to-day

variability, two week's worth overlayed.

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