Saturday, 28 February 2015

Episode 1 (and 2): 64 days on MiniMed 640G: Saying Hello

Welcome back! Or hello if you're new to my pages!

So today we are saying "Hello, Hallo, Guten Tag, Salve, Salut, Buon Giorno, Hola, Marhaba and Здравствуйте" to the Minimed 640G system!



Following a meeting with three very nice Medtronic people on Wednesday I managed to get my hands on the new Medtronic Minimed 640G system which incorporates a pump, CGM and Bayer blood glucose meter. Previously I talked about my visit to Medtronic here where I first saw the system and at the time cheekily asked if i could borrow one.

So in a change to my usual waffling in words I've done the same in film. Twice!

First up are my thoughts both before and after getting the system.




If you want to find out some more detail behind the facts in the video have a click through to these links:
Next up we have a small video I also created with the assistance of a little helper. The problem is I know the addition of my helper makes the content irrelevant as she's the star of the video! Anyway the subject covered in the clip is changing a Quickset infusion set on my lower back.




Thanks for reading and watching and for more information have a browse over to John and Laura's pages for their thoughts on the same project.

Please come back next week for the next instalment!

Dave
Disclaimer: Medtronic have provided me a 64 day loan of the 640G system and this includes the pump, enough CGM sensors for 64 days and the latest Bayer Link meter. They aren't paying me to write this blog and my only commitment to them is to do a weekly video blog of my experiences. I create, edit and publish all videos myself with no input from Medtronic or other agencies.

8 comments:

  1. Great blog, Dave! The MiniMed 640G is definitely a game-changer in the pump market. It's a shame I still have quite a while to wait before my pump warranty runs out! But if this is what they're coming up with now, it'll be interesting to see what they'll design by the time I get a new pump!

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    1. Thanks Vicki. Changing all the time at the moment. This is a massive step forwards though I think. Let's see what the other can do to keep up or overtake.

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  2. great blog dave you're a natural on camera..

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    1. Thanks DM. Not sure about that but hopefully it's useful to some people.

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  3. Oooohhhhh, this was awesome to see. And now I want want want it. :) Thanks for the great vlogs.

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  4. Thanks Karen. The tech is slowly catching up to our dreams. Early days yet but it's started well.

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  5. Hi Dave, enjoyed your blog. I've been on a VEO for the last 5 years and its been good but this looks much better - the next step- basal switching off and on sounds great. Looking forward to hearing more.
    Dave W

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    1. Thanks Dave W. It's a definite step forward from the Veo. This week's blog has now been published so hope you like it!

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