If you are using the CGM features of your pump, you can see your glucose levels 24 hours a day. The pump, when combined with the Guardian 2 Link transmitter and the New Generation Enlite™ glucose sensor, wirelessly transmits readings to your MiniMed 640G. The readings are updated every five minutes and appear on the screen in colour. These regular updates can give you a clear understanding of how your glucose is behaving and reduce your dependence on a blood glucose finger testing*. You only need to change your glucose sensor every 6 days.

THE EVIDENCE

The advantages of CGM over traditional fingersticks and HbA1c testing are well-documented. Research has shown that:

  • CGM identifies four times as many serious glucose excursions as self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)1
  • CGM can significantly reduce HbA1c and has been shown to reduce  HbA1c levels by up to 1% when compared with glucose finger blood sample testing alone 2
  • CGM is proven to be accurate in numerous published studies enabling you to make therapy adjustments based on reliable data

HOW CAN IT BENEFIT ME?

The anecdotal and real-life stories from patients using CGM are overwhelming and includes:

  • Parents who can relax and no longer feel that they have to check on their child through the night
  • Sports enthusiasts and students who can concentrate on competing or taking their exams without worrying
  • People with busy work lives who can be as busy as they like and get on with their day-to-day activities with less anxiety
  • Women who are pregnant or are thinking about becoming pregnant

 

SELF-FUNDING MAY BE AN OPTION

We would like everyone that could benefit from CGM to have the opportunity to use it.

Entitlement for funding according to the Health services:

  1. Children up to age 18 (who experience hypoglycemia events)*
  2. Pregnant women or in preparation for pregnancy (type 1 diabetes).
  3. Adults (18 and above) with type 1 diabetes who suffers from Hypoglycemia with symptoms with a record of 3 events of glucose of 45% mg and below in three months, with a letter of recommendation from a diabetic clinician or a diabetes clinic.

For those patients who experience challenges with regard to CGM funding, self-funding an option. Your MiniMed™ 640G pump is 'CGM-ready', so you may decide to fund CGM when you first receive your pump, or you can start any time at a later date. There are many options available.

All you need to get started is a CGM starter kit with Guardian 2 Link transmitter, Guardian™ 2 Link Charger, 5 New Generation Enlite sensors and Serter.  Just call our Customer Services Team to place an order or to ask for pricing information on:
09-9724489