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Medtronic MiniMed 640G System

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Spicey245, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Diamattic

    Diamattic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats an option as well. The only reason i made my suggestion is that Animas has a small upgrade fee (they told me 800$ CDN) to get the newest model pump. Its usually easier just to upgrade within companies then switching all together (at least in my situation switching companies is a huge no-no with the funding i get)
     
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  2. caretaker

    caretaker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just been given the old medtronic pump? they told me that there was no one trained on the newer one. and i have set up the remote for 2 units on a press on the key fob but it dos'nt seem right. trying to work out beeps. always feel better to look at the pump and just give a quick bolus.
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so I've made my decision on which pump to go for....

    (Drum roll)....


    I'm going with the Medtronic 640G. I have texted Jan, my DSN, this morning so will just wait to hear back from her now. :) Am very excited but at the same time VERY nervous that I am, in effect, putting my life in the hands of a machine!! Eeek!! :)
     
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    caretaker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck:)
     
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  5. Spicey245

    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha, thanks, am I going to need it? :-/ I am under no illusion about the problems with the CGM side of things but I'm holding out hope that the more people who start to use it will have a knock on effect and get them to sort issues out! Fingers crossed anyway! The pump looks fantastic though!

    Can't wait!! :)
     
  6. Flowerpot

    Flowerpot Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure things will be fine with your Medtronic 640g @Spicey245 , it looks a great pump. I've been very happy with my Veo for the past 4 years and can't wait to swap over to the 640g when it arrives at my clinic.

    Good luck getting started with your new pump :) Medtronic customer care are great and very helpful with any questions you may have.
     
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  7. Spicey245

    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Flowerpot, I am really excited about going on a pump (and quite nervous obviously). I am hoping in time it will really help my control. :)
     
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  8. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Spicey245 I get mine on Wednesday so will keep you posted :D
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooh are you getting the 640G too @Brava210? How very exciting!! And yes, please let me how you get on! :)
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Today's the day for @Brava210!! :)

    Still not heard back from my DSN, getting impatient now!! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Spicey245

    Hi, well I am now wearing the 640g.
    First impressions are it's better than I thought it would be.
    The link with the BG meter is quite good too, weather I will stick with it I am not sure as I like the Accu Chek active as it's stripless
    It has a few quirks compared to the vibe.. the BG reading only shows on the screen for 12 minutes then it reverts to just
    3 dashes. which is a bit of a waste of screen space.
    The clip seems to be ok, better than I thought
    It's early days obviously, a bit sad powering down old faithful vibe too.
    It's odd that when you are wearing the 640g the screen from your point of view is totally upside down.
    The vibe was easier to read as its mounted sideways so you can see it better if that makes sense
    The motor on the 640g is very very quiet when rewinding etc, the vibe makes a horrible SSSSSSHHHHhhh
    noise which I have always found a bit nasty.
    It's all up and running which is always good
     
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    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooops bit of a high one there
    Bloody pump.
     
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  14. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It shows a half empty Vial if you look it is a yellow colour in the top notification bar which means half empty/full
    That's because its a 3ml pump with a 1,8ml cartridge
    The 1.8 ml pump is not available yet, which is the model i wanted really and the rep only had 1.8 cartridges :eek:
    There is only a fraction of a size difference so not to worry
    Unlike the Vibe which shows the number of units remaining on the main screen at all times.
    You have to press a couple of buttons on the 640 for this info although this doesn't really matter as I usually have 80 -90 units remaining when I do a set change


    Gary
     
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  15. Flowerpot

    Flowerpot Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad you are up and running with the 640g @Brava210 .

    I've been told I can either wait until later in the year for the 1.8ml 640g or start a 3ml pump in 2 weeks. I've decided to go for the 3ml pump even though I only use about 18 - 19 units per day. Do the 1.8ml reservoirs work alright with the 3ml pump as I wasn't sure if they were the same width or not and if there were any other issues. I was going to order some 3ml reservoirs but if I can use up my 1.8ml reservoirs then I'll do that first.

    I hope your first Medtronic day runs smoothly.
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh fab Gary, glad you are all up and running on the 640G! I am a bit jealous! ;-) It looks fab, will probably take a bit of getting used to since you've been used to the Vibe by the sounds of it. :) Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

    With regard to getting a 1.8ml pump or a 3ml pump, what does that actually mean? Is the 3ml pump a bit bigger or does it mean you just don't have to fill it up as often as you would if you had the 1.8ml? Sorry if that sounds a stupid question!
     
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    I'm about to get the 640G too - soo excited! @Flowerpot I wondered about whether to wait for the 1.8ml too, but the size difference is only 1cm to the height, width and length are exactly the same - and you can use either 3ml or 1.8ml cartridges in the 3ml, so I figured I didn't have the patience to wait any longer too :)
     
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  18. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @ flowerpot. Yes the 1.8 fit ok. It just means the pump has to wind in further when you prime the pump.
     
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  19. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Spicey245 Well side by side with the reps pump which was 1.8. The size difference is less than 1cm. It's very little indeed
    Not worth worrying about. :)
     
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  20. -Artemis-

    -Artemis- Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi... The difference is the amount of insulin the pump will hold :) the 3ml one holds more - I *think* 300 units but I may have that ratio wrong; and the 1.8ml 180 units.

    The 3ml one has the ability to have either a 1.8 or 3ml reservoir - so that bit means you theoretically have more variability with the 3ml one.

    The 3ml one is however a tiny bit bigger / heavier as a result - but it's literally only 1cm taller and 10g heavier. I would have preferred the 1.8ml but Medtronic haven't even started making them yet - they told me they will likely not be released till the end of the year at the earliest. So for the tiny size / weight difference I'll still be v happy with the 3ml; which I'm set to get in about 5weeks :))
     
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