Insulin pump Therapy
“Using an insulin pump system made my life with diabetes so much easier” Heather
Medtronic Employee & Insulin Pump User
Why use Insulin Pump Therapy?
An insulin pump is a small device (about size of a smartphone) that mimics some of the ways a healthy pancreas works. It is safe, discreet and reliable. It can be attached to the same sites you currently inject in, and insulin is simply delivered to your body through a thin tube. An insulin pump replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering rapid acting insulin continuously 24 hours a day.
What is Insulin Pump Therapy?
An insulin pump is a small device (about the size of a smartphone) that mimics some of the ways a healthy pancreas works. It is safe, discreet and reliable. It can be attached to the same sites you currently inject in and insulin is simply delivered to your body through a thin tube. An insulin pump replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering rapid acting insulin continuously 24 hours a day. See below its components:
Who can use an Insulin Pump?
Talk to your healthcare professional to see if you’re eligible for insulin pump therapy:
- Have type 1 diabetes
- Take three or more insulin injections per day
- Can Carbohydrate count or plan to receive carbohydrate counting education
- Would like to better manage your diabetes
Therapy System Components
Insulin Pump Therapy Benefits
Insulin pump therapy offers several clinical benefits over multiple daily injection therapy. With our pump and sensor system, you’re more likely to:
Keep your glucose levels in range1,2,3,4
Higher time in
Fewer Hypoglicaemic events7
Live more, worry less
Worry less about low
Focus on your life, not your glucose levels
Learn more about the MiniMed™ 780G system
Our most advanced insulin pump system: MiniMed™ 780G system, automatically adjusts and corrects insulin levels, for an easier way* to stabilise your glucose levels1,2,5.
Always by your side.
We're committed to supporting you with personalised training, dedicated specialists you can talk to and 24/7 online resources.
“The insulin pump makes decisions for me, and I now have more time to focus on what matters”
Frequently asked questions
The device is safe, and can be used in all types of situations (sport, beach, going out) and insulin is simply delivered to your body through a thin tube. Thanks to smart accessories available today, it can be comfortably worn during school, exercise, formal occasions and everyday life.
Insulin pumps can be easily worn on or under your clothes very securely. The pump can also be detached for activities like swimming, showering and exercise so you can continue to live your life.
You can have your insulin pump with you whilst exercising. Temporary targets/basal rates are available (depending on pump model), plus MiniMed™ insulin pump systems are waterproof**, providing more flexibility while you live your life to the fullest.
It is small enough so it can be easily carried on a belt, in a pocket or even attached to a bra. The pump is about the same size as a pack of playing cards and similar in weight to an average lemon.
There are many ways your insulin pump can be worn. Whether at school, at work,at a formal occasions or just in everyday life, your insulin pumps can be easily worn on or under your clothes very securely. The pump can also be detached for activities like contact sport, showering and exercise.
MiniMed™ insulin pumps are waterproof** so you can still wear your pump when you are going swimming, bathing or in the shower. If you wish to disconnect, we recommend that this is for no longer than 1 hour. Reattach as soon as you’re done, and if you’ve had a vigorous swim remember to check your blood glucose levels.
- Carlson, A.L. et al. 97-P- Safety and glycaemic outcomes of the MiniMed™ AHCL System in subjects with T1D. 80th ADA International Conference, June 2020, Chicago
- Collyns .O. et al. 199-OR- Improved glycaemic Outcomes with MiniMed™ AHCL Delivery. 80th ADA International Conference, June 2020, Chicago
- Agiostratidou, G. et al. Standardizing Clinically Meaningful Outcome Measures Beyond HbA1c for Type 1 Diabetes: A Consensus Report of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, JDRF International, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, and the T1D Exchange. Diabetes Care 2017; 40(12):1622–1630.
- Danne T. et al. International Consensus on Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring. Diabetes Care 2017; 40(12):1631-1640.
- Bergenstal, R. M. et al.Safety of a Hybrid Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery System in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Jama. 2016; 316 (13): 1407 – 1408
- J. C. Pickup and A. J. Sutton Severe hypoglycaemia and glycemic control in Insulin Dependant Diabetes: meta-analysis of multiple daily insulin injections compared with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion Diabetic Medicine 2008 :25, 765–774.
- Bergenstal RM1, Tamborlane WV, Ahmann A, Buse JB, Dailey G, Davis SN, Joyce C, Perkins BA, Welsh JB, Willi SM, Wood MA; STAR 3 Study Group. Sensor-augmented pump therapy for A1C reduction (STAR 3) study: results from the 6-month continuation phase. Diabetes Care. 2011 Nov;34(11):2403-5. doi: 10.2337/dc11-1248. Epub 2011 Sep 20.
- Assumes four injections per day for 30 days and one infusion set change every three days.
- Medtronic data on file. Pivotal Trial (Age 14-75). N=157. 2020; 16 US sites.
†Assumes four injections per day for 30 days and one infusion set change every three days
*Compared to MiniMed™ 670G system
**For MiniMed™ 600 & 700 series devices only: At time of manufacture and when the reservoir and tubing are properly inserted, your pump is waterproof. It is protected against the effects of being underwater to a depth of up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) for up to 24 hours. This is classified as IPX8 rating. See user guide for details.