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Taking Your Minimed 640g This Summer To The Beach

« WeCare Blog | March 27, 2019 |
Tips & Tricks
The Beach

Ready to enjoy this summer to the max? from the MiniMed Care team we want to give you some useful tips to get the most out of your MiniMed 640G insulin pump and help you to have a great summer.

Through the following questions and answers we will help you to get knowledge of your insulin pump and how to enjoy the summer with your MiniMed 640G.

In the event that it is stained with sand, salt water, it could be re-cleaned and placed or should it be discarded?

The MiniMed 640G insulin pump، if properly mounted with the reservoir and the inserted tubes، is waterproof (IPX8 waterproof classification) at a depth of up to 3.6 meters (12 feet) for a maximum of 24 hours. In the event that the affected is the infusion set، this must not be cleaned، it must be replaced with a new one.

Since the pump is waterproof، water damage is not likely to occur if the pump is splashed or submerged in water. However، it is recommended to carefully inspect the pump to ensure that there is no crack before exposing it to water، especially if it has been dropped or suspected to be damaged. The pump is not waterproof if it has a crack.

If you believe that water has entered the pump or observe any other possible malfunction، check your blood glucose and treat it as directed by your doctor if necessary. Contact Medtronic for more help. You should contact your doctor whenever you have excessively high or low glucose levels، or if you have any questions about your treatment.

Guardian™ 2 Link، when connected to the sensor and worn، is waterproof and fully submersible، although we do not recommend immersing it in very hot water (such as the bathtub). You can wear the transmitter to a depth of 8 feet or 2.4 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes.