Medtronic's much-anticipated new hybrid closed loop system is shipping. This product has the potential to help patients spend more time in optimal blood sugar range while lowering the number of treatment decisions that a patient needs to make each day.
Are you interested in getting started with the new 670G hybrid system? This is what you need to know:
- The Healthy Living Medical Supply Insulin Pump & CGM Therapy Team (Crystal & George) can help you navigate the process, including verifying your insurance and copays, obtaining qualifying bloodwork, and learning about your personal options.
- There is a backlog of the new continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors that are compatible with the 670G – the sensors will most likely not be available until November of 2017. For now, customers can get started using the 670G and then add CGM once it is available in late fall.
- For current Medtronic pump customers who are already using CGM with an older pump, you will need to hold off entirely on the new system until this fall. This is Medtronic’s policy so that you won’t have to go off CGM for the next 4-5 months.
- If you already have a pump, it needs to be out of warranty to qualify for a 670G. Contact us at 866.779.8512 (Option 2) to determine if your pump is out of warranty and what your options are!
Look for an upcoming blog with more details about the functionality and benefits of the Medtronic 670G.