Category: Medtronic Minimed 780G Insulin Pump

  • 10 Essential Travel Tips for Medtronic Minimed 780G Users

    10 Essential Travel Tips for Medtronic Minimed 780G Users

    Traveling can be an exhilarating yet challenging experience, especially when managing diabetes with an insulin pump. As a user of Medtronic’s latest model, the Minimed 780G, I understand the importance of meticulous preparation. Recently, I embarked on a week-long trip – my first since upgrading from the 670G. To my relief, the 780G performed seamlessly,…

  • Discreet Diabetes Management: My Experience with the Medtronic MiniMed Mobile App on Pixel 8 Pro

    Discreet Diabetes Management: My Experience with the Medtronic MiniMed Mobile App on Pixel 8 Pro

    Living with Type 1 Diabetes requires constant vigilance. Tracking glucose levels, calculating insulin doses, and managing the highs and lows of daily life can be challenging. That’s why I was really pleased that my new Android phone (a Google Pixel 8 Pro) is compatible with the Medtronic MiniMed Mobile US app. It’s made tracking my…

  • The Best Rechargeable Batteries for Your Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump

    The Best Rechargeable Batteries for Your Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump

    Making the Switch: A Journey from Lithium to Ni-MH As someone living with LADA Diabetes (Treated like Type 1 Diabetes), managing my condition effectively is crucial. An integral part of this management is ensuring that my Medtronic Minimed 780G Insulin Pump is always powered and functional. Over the years, my journey with batteries has evolved,…

  • How to Deal with a Wonky Medtronic Guardian 4 Sensor

    How to Deal with a Wonky Medtronic Guardian 4 Sensor

    Hello dear readers of “Insulin Pump Life” ? I’ve written often about how pleased I am with my Medtronic Minimed 780G Insulin Pump. It has far fewer alarms than the older model, the 670G, and does a great job of keeping me in range. However, last night was one of those rare instances where my…

  • Installed a Screen Protected on my Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump

    Installed a Screen Protected on my Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump

    Having recently upgraded to the Medtronic 780G insulin pump after a couple of years with the trusty 670G, I was taken aback by an unexpected ding on my new pump’s screen. My 670G had served me well, without a single scratch on its screen throughout its tenure. Naturally, seeing a ding on my brand-new 780G…

  • Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump: Insulin Flow Blocked

    Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump: Insulin Flow Blocked

    I got my first “Insulin Flow Blocked” error message since using the Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump. (See Why I love this pump for my previous writing on this pump.) This error has happened occasionally with my former insulin pump too (the 670G model). In my experience, the infusion set is often the cause of this…

  • Why I’m Loving the Medtronic MiniMed 780G Insulin Pump

    Why I’m Loving the Medtronic MiniMed 780G Insulin Pump

    About three weeks ago, I embraced a significant shift in my diabetes management journey by transitioning from the trusted Medtronic Minimed 670G to the innovative 780G model. Both pumps are Hybrid Closed-Loop (HCL) as they adjust insulin in real time based on CGM reading, but the 780G algorithm is much better at these adjustments. It…

  • Giving the 7 Day Extended Infusion Set a Try (Medtronic Insulin Pump)

    Giving the 7 Day Extended Infusion Set a Try (Medtronic Insulin Pump)

    Changing infusion sets is always a hit or miss, literally. You either get a good site, or a bad site. A good site is one that’s painless, that absorbs well, that doesn’t bleed, and life is a bit easier until the next time you have to change the infusion set. Or, you get a bad…

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