Tag: Medtronic 670G Insulin Pump

  • 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,…

  • Inspect your Insulin Pump for Cracks and other Damage

    Inspect your Insulin Pump for Cracks and other Damage

    Medtronic replaced my insulin pump, again. This will be the second replacement pump I’ve had. This time, I sent it back because it got a crack. They promptly replaced it. The first time I got a replacement because of the clear retainer ring recall. My Medtronic 670G Insulin Pump got a crack on the back…

  • 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…

  • Insulin Pump Predictive Alarms – Catching Lows before they happen

    Insulin Pump Predictive Alarms – Catching Lows before they happen

    I love a lot of things about my Medtronic Minimed 670G Insulin Pump, but if I had to name my number one favorite thing, it’s the predictive alarms. It warns me about lows before they happen, which means that most of the time I can correct the low before I even feel it! Yes, it…

  • If I Sleep ON My CGM…

    If I Sleep ON My CGM…

    If I sleep on top of my Continuous Glucose Meter (CGM), with it pressed between me and the bed mattress, it will likely lose the signal from the transmitter. If the signal doesn’t come back right away, it will beep and wake me up. So, because of this, I try not to sleep in such…

  • Adding reading numbers upside down to my skillset

    Adding reading numbers upside down to my skillset

    It was a good diabetes weekend. I biked 12 miles on Saturday, which is the farthest I’ve ever gone (since having diabetes). I had zero hypos all weekend. Due to the exercise and time of the month, I required less insulin than usual, and I enjoyed eating dessert! I treated myself well. I was on…

  • Fine Tuning My Insulin Pump Alarms

    Fine Tuning My Insulin Pump Alarms

    The alarm settings on my insulin pump are highly configurable. Yet, too many alarms is one of the top complaints by insulin pump users. I encourage you to work with your healthcare provider in changing the settings on your insulin pump if the alarms are an issue. Here’s what I’ve changed recently. Silence the Alarm…

  • Type 1 Tactical Insulin Pump Holster: First Impressions

    Type 1 Tactical Insulin Pump Holster: First Impressions

    After reading rave reviews on diabetes forums, I purchased the Type 1 Tactical Insulin Pump Holster for my Medtronic Minimed Pump (My pump model is the older 670G, but this one is compatible with other models including the newer 770G Insulin Pump too). It wasn’t just the excellent reviews that got me to purchase this…

  • Using a Medtronic Insulin Pump? Order this item early

    Using a Medtronic Insulin Pump? Order this item early

    From my experience, it seems that Medtronic has a shortage of Guardian Link transmitters. If you can, you may want to order a replacement early. I had to wait over 5 weeks and there have been numerous posts in the Medtronic 670G, 770G, 780G Support Group on Facebook about the delay. This is likely because…

  • Medtronic 670G Insulin Pump: Auto Mode BG Alert

    On my Medtronic 670G Insulin Pump, under auto mode settings, there is a setting to enable or disable “Auto Mode BG Alert.” I believe this setting is enabled by default, as it was enabled when I got the pump (or, perhaps, my diabetes trainer enabled it during the auto mode training session). This setting controls…

  • Going on Vacation with my Insulin Pump for the First Time

    Going on Vacation with my Insulin Pump for the First Time

    Since starting on an insulin pump, I’ve done many things, but this last vacation was the first long vacation I’ve taken which included air travel. Overall, it went very well. I had enough supplies. My Medtronic 670G Insulin Pump System worked well. My insulin didn’t go bad. The airport security checkpoints went fine. However, it…

  • Success at Navigating Diabetes Tech Failure

    Success at Navigating Diabetes Tech Failure

    Technology failure is just part of life. I would say that high quality engineering can reduce the rate of failure, but failure is still something that will happen at some point because things do not last forever on this earth. We’re struck by cosmic rays that can do damage, as just one cause of this…

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