Medtronic is a leading medical technology company. The company was founded in 1949 in the garage of Earl Bakken and Palmer Hermundslie. The original goal was to repair faulty medical equipment. Medtronic also sold medical devices from other companies and later developed medical devices itself, including insulin pumps.
An insulin pump is a small electronic device, about the size of a mobile phone, that can be easily carried with a pump bag or pump belt or even attached to a bra with a bra pouch. An insulin pump helps you more accurately mimic the way a healthy pancreas delivers basal insulin by delivering small amounts of fast-acting insulin throughout the day and night.
Medtronic Minimed 640G
The Medtronic Minimed 640G is an insulin pump. The insulin pump is attached to the body using an infusion set. The Medtronic Minimed 640G insulin pump is equipped with SmartGuard technology. This allows the insulin pump with the Medtronic Guardian sensor to automatically stop the insulin pump in the event of a possible hypo and then deliver insulin again when blood sugar levels recovers. Of course, the low threshold can be set for any individual. This insulin pump also has a waterproof casing.
Medtronic Minimed 670G
The Medtronic Minimed 670G is the successor to the 640G and is Medtronic's first pump with a hybrid loop (a pump that works together with your sensor). The 640G already had a stop-by-layer function that ensures that you do not end up in a hypo too often and this has been extended in the Medtronic 670G. The 670G is really made for it and intended to be used with a glucose sensor. When the Medtronic 670G is used in combination with the Medtronic Guardian sensor, this insulin pump automatically transmits more basal insulin when the blood glucose rises. High blood sugars are often prevented with this.