The Medtronic 640G

By | 5 April, 2016
The 640G and a Tim, yesterday

The 640G and a Tim, yesterday

I did start to write a review of my new pump – Medtronic’s beautifully named “640G”. Oh, how for me the lovely name “640G” summons up heady images of Paris boule;

4 thoughts on “The Medtronic 640G

  1. Alison

    Welcome to to the team Mr Medtronic 640G! One of my favourite things about you is that you don’t alert every hour when you’re running a temp basal like your predecessor did. That is a huge irritation that delivered no benefit removed from my life and for that I thank you

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    1. Tim Post author

      On the minus side, it does that thing when you test your blood glucose and it’s too high and you’ve got to press the unlock button, then click to the second page with the stupid warning telling you your blood glucose is too high and that you should check ketones and consider changing your infusion set (I bloody know!) , then you click “next” on that page; then finally it deigns to let you stick in some insulin. That feature drives me potty.

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  2. Alison

    Ah yes, it does turn into an overprotective mother at times! I assume its to get past FDA approval who seem to start from the assumption that insulin pumps are out to kill everyone until proven otherwise.

    If its going to nag like that, I’d like it to be a bit more entertaining “14? Have you considered insulin? Or maybe eating a bit less pizza?”

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    1. Tim Post author

      Well quite. Or it could have a “non-patronising” option that turns off those messages and displays something unobtrusive like “Dude, sort yourself out”.

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