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Medtronic MiniMed 640G System

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

  1. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Strange that the Rep had a 1.8 which I compared mine too, and the difference is only Millimetres
     
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    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1430329637.215929.jpg ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1430329656.294313.jpg

    Picture of meter and pump delivering bolus.
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for explanation! :) Don't think I could be bothered waiting for the 1.8ml either in that case! ;-)
     
  4. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Spicey245 Any news from your DSN?

    I used Medtronic helpline today, I had a problem installing the Carelink software on my laptop
    They were very good and remotely controlled my computer and sorted it
    Very impressive
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not a dicky! Going to ring her tomorrow! ;-) Glad to hear Medtronic helpline did an excellent job of helping you, that's good to know! :)
     
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    caretaker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have herd Medtronic helpline is very good. that for me is a top priority English speaking customer care. its just the rest of the world that sometimes lets us down....sorry rest of the world:(
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes good customer support is absolutely essential!

    Discovered today that my DSN is on holiday which is why I've not heard from her, she's back next Tuesday so will have to wait till then!
     
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    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Spicey245 get yourself on the list as soon as you can, I know the rep that did our training was very busy
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's the plan! :) I've already text her to tell her I want to be put on the list for the 640G, just not sure how long I'll have to wait for it. Hopefully not too long. :)
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    DSN emailed me back on Wednesday this week, she has told me she's waiting to hear back from Medtronic who are going to send someone to the island to give the DSN's & the patients training as it's so new even the DSN's haven't had their training yet! :)
     
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    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's good news
     
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  12. ConsultingTimeLordElf

    ConsultingTimeLordElf Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm getting the Medtronic 640g on Tuesday (only 3 days to go!) and I chose it because of the CGM and smartguard. I currently don't have hypo awareness so CGM is definitely something I need. I put my name down for the pump in November and the pump wasn't actually released until March. So really I didn't have to wait that long, hopefully you won't either.
     
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  13. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You won't regret it. I find the cannulas much kinder on my body than the ones I used with the vibe.
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone, no, I hope I won't regret going on the pump, although I'm sure I won't. I certainly won't miss the 4 injections everyday that's for sure! ;-) @Brava210 that's good to know about the cannulas being kinder! I have to say, the Animas cannula was far kinder to me than the Omnipod pod that I tried out for a few days!! I bled really badly when I took the pod off, it left a scar too... the Animas hardly left a mark so if the Medtronic are even better then that's great news. :)
     
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  15. tim2000s

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    Heard an interesting piece of news relating to the 640G today from a friend who's son is going on one. Apparently in the UK Medtronic have packaged up the CGM system as part of the pump so that funding for the pump includes the cgm sensors. I don't know if it is being issued like that across the board but it certainly changes the cost of entry discussion.
     
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    @tim2000s that would be amazing! I really hope that's the case for the Isle of Man too!! How exciting!! :)
     
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    Pick up or download PUMPIN INSULIN BOOK
     
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    It's certainly not across the board. I received my 640G a fortnight ago and only got the Contour Link glucose meter along with it. I was so disappointed that Medtronic was not giving the CGM along with it. This was in Glasgow.

    My DSN said that some English health boards must have come to an arrangement with Medtronic to provide the CGM package.

    I wish I knew who was funding it, Medtronic or the health boards. I find it hard to believe that health boards would fund the CGM starter pack, on the off chance that their patients would self fund future sensors. But if Medtronic is funding it, it is definitely a postcode lottery, because some patients are receiving the starter pack while others are receiving only the transmitter, or perhaps the transmitter with only one sensor.
     
  19. candi-girl

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    I got 1 sensor, a transmitter, charger and inserter with my pump (Warwickshire)
     
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    I don't suppose you know who funded the transmitter and sensor?
     
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