Many people with Type 1 diabetes may benefit from an insulin pump without even knowing it. In general if they experience any of the following, they could achieve better control with an insulin pump:

  • Concerns about long-term complications
  • Fear of needles
  • Difficulty in managing highs and lows
  • Fear of hypoglycaemia, especially at night
  • Outside targeted HbA1c levels
  • Reduced hypoglycaemia awareness
  • Seeking more flexibility in everyday life

The best way to stay within a healthy glucose range is to self-monitor blood glucose levels (SMBG) at least 4 times per day and make adjustments to the insulin as needed. The MiniMed™ 640G, with the use of the Bolus Wizard® can make these calculations and adjustments to help improve glucose control.

Talk to your physician about insulin pump therapy and whether it may be right for you.


The MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump is also available with the additional integrated function of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and CareLink™ Therapy Management Software.

When coupled with CGM, the MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump can help reduce the impact of hypoglycaemia* with the SmartGuard™ feature. If glucose levels fall dangerously low, SmartGuard™ can predict when you are approaching lows 30 minutes in advance and automatically stop insulin delivery. When your glucose levels recover, it will automatically resume insulin delivery. This could be a big advantage over SMBG because the MiniMed™ Integrated System alerts you prior to crossing pre-set threshold limits, as well as showing current glucose trends.