BETTER CONTROL
OF YOUR TYPE 2 DIABETES

Now clinically proven with MiniMed® insulin pump treatment

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About Insulin Pump Treatment

Insulin pump treatment provides better control for your Type 2 diabetes. What are the advantages of MiniMed pump therapy over daily injections?

  • NO MORE LONG-ACTING INSULIN INJECTIONS
    Instead of using long-acting insulin injections, the MiniMed pump continuously delivers only rapid-acting insulin which is absorbed more predictably.
  • FEWER INJECTIONS
    Multiple injections per day can mean more than 120-150 insulin injections per month. With insulin pump treatment, you only have to insert your infusion set 2 to 3 times a week.
  • MORE DISCRETE AND CONVENIENT
    With MiniMed pump treatment, you have flexibility to go on outings without worrying about injections. When you are taking your meal, just push a button on the pump to bolus, anywhere you are.

You can improve your control of Type 2 diabetes with MiniMed insulin pump therapy1
Results of a study1 comparing insulin pump therapy to multiple daily injection (MDI) show that after 6 months of treatment:

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1.1% HbA1c drop versus a 0.4% in the group on MDI

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Total day insulin dose 20.4% lower compared with MDI

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No significant difference in body weight

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No ketoacidosis event

The Hb1Ac reduction that you can achieve by using the MiniMed pump can significantly reduce the risk for long-term complications2,3 such as:

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Cardiovascular damage

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Eye damage (retinopathy)

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Kidney damage

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Nerve damage (neuropathy)

Did you know?

People like John and Janis have switched from multiple daily injections (MDI) to MiniMed pump therapy

John

Meet John

"Using the MiniMed pump has allowed me to get tighter control of my blood glucose levels with less interaction than dealing with taking multiple daily injections and oral medications"
Janis

Meet Janis

"Using the MiniMed pump has been wonderful for me. It keeps my number down and I can do whatever I want to do. It gives me freedom and better control"

MiniMed® Insulin Pump

The MiniMed pump is an external device about the size of a small mobile phone that you can easily carry on a belt, place inside a pocket or wear under your clothes. The pump delivers insulin in a continuous and precise flow through a thin, flexible tube called an infusion set. The end of this tube sits comfortably under the skin and is replaced every two to three days.

  • Basal Insulin
    You can programme your pump to continuously deliver tiny and precise amounts of insulin 24 hours a day. This is called the basal rate. It helps you maintain normal sugar levels between meals and overnight. Your baseline insulin needs may fluctuate throughout the day and the pump can match that with different basal rates.
  • Bolus / Meal Insulin
    You can deliver additional insulin, called a bolus dose, to cover meals and to correct a high blood-glucose reading.

Did you know?

You can easily disconnect and reconnect the pump from your body whenever you want to. This can be helpful, for example when you want to swim, shower or you want intimacy.

"You don't have the embarrassing or clumsy moments of doing injections in front of others or dismissing yourself to go take an injection."
- John

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  • References

    1. Reznik Y. Cohen O. Aronson R. et al, Insulin pump treatment compared with multiple daily injections for treatment of type 2 diabetes (OpT2mise): a randomised open-label controlled trial. Lancet 2014 Volume 384, Issue 9950, P. 1265 - 1272, 4 October 2014

    2. Intensive blood-glucose control with sulphonylureas or insulin compared with conventional treatment and risk of complications in patients with type 2 diabetes (UKPDS 33). UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) Group. Lancet 1998 Sep 12;352(9131):837-53

    3. Holman RR, Paul SK, Bethel MA, Matthews DR, Neil HA. 10-year follow-up of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med 2008 Oct 9; 359(15):1577-89

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You may or may not be eligible for our MiniMed insulin pump treatment.
Your answers to the questions below will help you detemine if you are a candidate.

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You have Type 2 diabetes treated by multiple daily injections of insulin (3 injections at least)
You are injecting on average more than 0.7 Units per Kg of insulin per day (your weight divided by total daily insulin dose equals dose per Kg)
You are not able to get good glycaemic control (HbA1C 8.5% or above)
According to your answers, insulin pump treatment may be an option for you to help you better manage your condition. Please refer to your specialist to further discuss medical options, or send us an email to minimedt2@medtronic.com for further information.
According to your answers, insulin pump treatment may not be an option for now. Please refer to your specialist to further discuss medical options.