M I N I M E D ® 640 G S YS T E M ˆ
MiniMed® 640G Systemˆ
An introduction to Insulin Pump Therapy
ABOUT YOUR PROTECTION
ABOUT YOUR DAY
M I N I M E D ® 640 G S YS T E M
Our most advanced breakthrough
in glucose control
You think a lot about controlling your glucose levels, but it’s challenging
because your levels can be affected by diet, stress and exercise. What if you
had a system that could give you better control? What if you had a system
that could think?
The MiniMed® 640G features innovative technology that thinks about
your diabetes and helps you achieve better glucose control.†
By switching to a MiniMed® 640G Insulin Pump Systemˆ, you
replace the need for multiple daily injections, and can have
better control over your glucose levels. This makes it easier to do
things like eating out, sleeping in on weekends, playing sports and
travelling abroad for trips or holidays, without having to plan.
Reduce injections to one every three days*
An insulin pump can help achieve better glucose control than
multiple daily injections1. The MiniMed® 640G insulin pump delivers
fast-acting insulin 24 hours a day. It does this by using a needle to
introduce an infusion set, a short soft tube (called a cannula)
that sits comfortably under the skin.
One needle every three
days instead of 12*
Using an insulin pump you only
need to change the infusion set
once every three days.
IN J EC TI O
Eat when you want
Food and carb counting play a central role in diabetes management. With daily schedules being so
variable, managing insulin requirements at meal times can be difficult. When using multiple daily
injections it can be even harder to manage those unexpected changes, such as delayed or skipped
meals and diverse diets.
With an insulin pump, food management can be easier
Are there times when you fancy a snack? The built in Bolus WizardTM calculator feature helps to ensure
you are getting precisely the right amount of insulin (in increments as small as 0.025 units) by taking
into account three key pieces of information to determine the right dose.
1. The insulin already in your system
2. Your current glucose levels (using the linked CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 from Bayer blood
3. Carbohydrate intake and personal insulin settings
With the touch of a few buttons you can adjust your insulin dose, allowing you to snack without
needing additional injections.
With the pump, Shiloh can
have the flexibility to eat
when she wants to eat.
Gareth and Kimberly, with Shiloh,
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Gain the freedom to be active
I feel that an insulin pump will help
people improve and manage their Type
1 diabetes, whether you’re someone
who walks every morning… right
through to professional athletes.
In better control with his pump since 2010
Like to exercise whenever you want and not have to carb load or worry about hypos? Whether you’re
an amateur or an elite athlete, a MiniMed® 640G insulin pump can help take the worry and hassle out
of physical activity. It gives you more flexibility and control so that you can exercise when you want.
Better control at your fingertips
Unlike multiple daily injections, the MiniMed® 640G insulin pump can be adjusted instantly and
conveniently. With the touch of a few buttons you can match the rate of insulin needed for your
activity. This can help reduce the risk of low glucose levels (hypoglycaemia) during and after exercise.
Small and discreet
Your MiniMed® 640G is smaller than a mobile phone and can be worn almost anywhere, on your belt,
or conveniently tucked away inside your pocket or bra. Medtronic also offers accessories including belt
clips, pouches, silicone cases and a choice of customised covers to suit your taste.
When you want to swim, play contact sports, bathe, or get close and intimate, you have the freedom
to easily disconnect the pump#.
Switch On - smart technology that
thinks about your glucose
Medtronic gives you an integrated approach to achieve better control. The goal of insulin pump therapy
is to mimic the role of the pancreas and keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible.
The innovative MiniMed® connection
offers secure insulin delivery, with an
infusion set for every lifestyle.
Our Guardian™ 2 Link transmitter
and Enlite™ sensor allow continuous
monitoring of glucose levels with greater
performance and comfort.3,4
The exclusive and simple to use blood glucose
meter CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 from Bayer
links wirelessly to the MiniMed® 640G,
providing accurate2 testing with Multipulse™
technology, and discreet remote bolusing.
Medtronic CareLink® software includes
easy-to-interpret trend reports and useful
therapy considerations to support
Reduce the risk of long-term complications
Studies1, 5 have shown that insulin pump therapy can achieve better glucose control and reduce
the number of hypoglycaemic episodes versus multiple daily injections.
Hypoglycaemic episodes: Reduced up to 84%.6
In addition, insulin pump therapy can help you reduce the risk of many long-term complications1 like:
Reduced up to 41%
Nerve damage (neuropathy):
Reduced up to 60%
Reduced up to 54%
Eye damage (retinopathy):
Reduced up to 63%
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Switch On - a system designed
with you in mind
Our exclusive SmartGuard™ technology is a
breakthrough in diabetes control.
MiniMed® 640G helps you closely match your
insulin needs to your daily routine. You can set
friendly reminders or personalised bolus doses and
basal patterns. Also, the simple home screen and
menu layout minimise steps needed to manage
your diabetes, so you can focus more on your day.
The latest advancement of SmartGuard™ mimics
some of the functions of a healthy pancreas by
automatically stopping insulin delivery when your
sensor glucose is predicted to approach a low
limit - and resuming delivery when your levels
Dynamically stopping insulin delivery has been
shown to reduce the length of low glucose
levels, as well as the number of nocturnal
Wireless connection to pump
Medtronic Carelink® Software
93 percent of those who used a suspend
feature in their pump felt more secure
managing their diabetes.10
98 percent of hypoglycaemic events were
detected by the Enlite™ sensor.†,11
An integrated insulin pump and CGM system
lowers your HbA1c without increasing your
risk of going low.12,13
The bold, new design of the MiniMed® 640G
was inspired by years of feedback from people
like you, who want their technology to be smart
and easy to use.
Waterproof for up to 3.6 metres
for up to 24 hours (ipx8)14
Full-colour, auto-brightness display
Intuitive screen navigation
and escape button
Ergonomic design for rightand left-handed users
Get the full picture with Continuous
Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
How does it work?
A small Guardian™ 2 Link transmitter attaches to the sensor and wirelessly transmits glucose data to
your pump. This information is updated every five minutes. The advantage is that you can see what
your current glucose level is, as well as enabling your pump to alarm you when you are likely to have a
low or a high, day or night. Even if you sleep through the alarms, the pump will automatically suspend
insulin delivery if you are predicted to reach your pre-set low levels, via our SmartGuard™ Technology.ˆ
Glucose - mmol/L
CGM works with fingerstick
testing to guide insulin
fingersticks are still necessary for
calibration with blood glucose,
the CGM sensor will provide
you with up to 288 readings a
day (every 5 minutes), giving
you real-time information. The
small glucose sensor is worn
under the skin and measures
your interstitial glucose (glucose
between the body’s cells). This sensor is
disposable and can be worn for up to six days.
Time of Day
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Compact and comfortable
Your CGM sensor can be worn day or night and you can leave it on to shower, play contact sport,
swim, or go out to dinner. The slim design enables the sensor to be worn comfortably and discreetly.
You can stay informed about your glucose levels and can take corrective action if needed.
These results can be made available to your health care team, via our unique Medtronic CareLink®
software to assist with making therapy adjustments.
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Advanced protection - your pump
will look after you when you
need it most
Do you worry about lows when you’re sleeping? We realise that low levels of blood glucose
(hypoglycaemia) can be more difficult to recognise during sleep, and that your insulin needs may
fluctuate over the course of 24 hours.
Our exclusive SmartGuard™ technology is available only with the MiniMed® 640G Systemˆ.
This feature mimics some of the functions of a healthy pancreas by automatically stopping insulin
delivery when your sensor glucose is predicted to approach a low limit – and resuming delivery
when your levels recover.7
SmartGuard™ works with CGM in the MiniMed® 640G
Sensor Glucose (mmol/L)
The MiniMed® 640G
is the only available
pump in the world
a predictive Low
Glucose Suspend safety
feature (when used in
conjunction with CGM^)
and can give you the
confidence and freedom
to sleep soundly at night.
How SmartGuard™ works in the MiniMed® 640G
works with CGM in the MiniMed® 640G
Time of day (AM)
Greater convenience with
an integrated system
CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 from Bayer is the only available meter that links with the MiniMed® 640G System.^
it links To help protect you
Innovative technology provides accuracy you can count on.
The CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter uses the Contour® Next test strip, the newest strip technology from
Bayer, for accuracy and performance. Its innovative features work seamlessly with MiniMed® 640G.
CONTOUR® NEXT TEST STRIPS
Gives you confidence in your blood glucose
readings with the most advanced and accurate test
strip technology available from Bayer.
NO CODING™ TECHNOLOGY
Removes the need to manually code the meter
before testing, eliminating miscoding errors.
MULTIPULSE™ ACCURACY TECHNOLOGY
Ensures accurate readings, even when blood
glucose levels are low.2 Accuracy is not affected by
many common interfering substances
Tells you when to apply more blood if necessary,
preventing you from wasting a strip.
it syncs To help you with your day
Convenient features make better control even easier.
The CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter wirelessly connects to your MiniMed® 640G and provides added
convenience to your day.
it’s small and stylish
Easy to use
DISCREET REMOTE BOLUSING
Enables the meter to send quick and
discreet bolus to your pump
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER TO
THE BOLUS WIZARD™ CALCULATOR
The CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter automatically
sends blood glucose readings to your insulin pump’s
Bolus Wizard™ calculator for easier dosing. The Bolus
Wizard™ feature calculates and recommends correct
insulin doses17 automatically, so you can manage your
insulin more conveniently and precisely. It can help
reduce the risk of data entry mistakes.
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Our three-step approach to diabetes management is fully integrated. Your Medtronic pump will
wirelessly connect to your Bayer CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 blood glucose meter and Continuous
Glucose Monitoring, meaning all data is stored conveniently on your pump. With one simple upload,
you and your healthcare team can make adjustments to your therapy in person, or remotely.
Have greater control by understanding the effects of insulin, carbs and exercise on your
Work more productively with your healthcare professional by sharing detailed reports and
making therapy and lifestyle changes.
Get the full picture with CGM data by revealing more low or high glucose patterns than
fingerstick testing alone.
Uncovering patterns and trends to maximise therapy
Understanding the effects of insulin dosage, meals, exercise and medication on glucose levels plays
an important part in helping to improve diabetes control. Seeing these relationships in chart, graph
and table formats allows you to better identify patterns and problems that will help you and your
healthcare professional figure out the root cause of your low and high blood glucose levels. Maximise
your therapy with Medtronic CareLink® Personal Software.
Diabetes is already complicated. Your system shouldn’t be. There’s a lot to think about to maintain
daily glucose control. The MiniMed® 640G System^ thinks about how to make your day easier, with
improved design based around years of feedback.
Full colour auto-brightness display
The MiniMed® 640G System^ is our first insulin pump with a full colour screen, so it’s easier to see all of
your settings at a glance. The large screen automatically adjusts to the surrounding light, so that day or
night, in any conditions, you’ll always have a clear view. It’s also durable and scratch-resistant.
Waterproof up to 3.6 metres for up to 24 hours
When you’re out and about with your MiniMed® 640G insulin pump, it’s good to know you needn’t
worry about a few splashes around the pool or a shower of rain, thanks to its IPX8 waterproof rating.14
And if you like to raise a bit of sweat when you’re exercising, your 640G just goes with the flow.
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What does insulin therapy cost?
If you have private health insurance covering insulin pumps,
you will generally be eligible for full reimbursement of the
insulin pump by your health fund, provided you have served
your waiting period. A Medtronic Diabetes Therapy Consultant
can help you navigate this process.
Contact us on 1800 777 808 or speak with your health
What are the ongoing costs?
Medtronic infusion sets and reservoirs are available from
the NDSS through Diabetes Australia for $25 - $30 per month.
There are criteria that you must meet to be eligible for
insulin pump consumables through NDSS. An NDSS online
registration form also needs to be completed and signed
by your Endocrinologist or Credentialed Diabetes Educator
before being sent to Diabetes Australia.
Your healthcare team should advise you of the appropriate
infusion set and reservoir for your pump, so that you can
order insulin pump consumables through your state
Diabetes Australia office.
Bridging the gap
If you’re in the interim ‘waiting
period’ for private health
cover benefits and would like
to commence insulin pump
therapy now, you may be
eligible for Medtronic’s Bridging
the Gap loan pump program.
To be eligible, you must:
• Have private health insurance
policy covering insulin pumps
• Be diagnosed with Type
• Meet the National Diabetes
Support Scheme (NDSS)
criteria for insulin pump
• Be under the supervision
of a health care professional
for pump therapy, eg.
• Agree to upgrade to a
Medtronic insulin pump,
once the waiting period has
For further information
on this program consult
your diabetes educator
or contact Medtronic.
With over 30 years’ experience creating revolutionary products, Medtronic is the
leader in diabetes management technology.
See why 7 out of 10~ people choose Medtronic.
• Medtronic offers 24/7 support to help you with your diabetes management.
As you commence your journey with insulin pump therapy, Medtronic will proudly
partner you in better control. Our support services have been designed to provide
you with the highest level of customer service, including:
access to Medtronic Clinical Specialists
access to Certified Pump Trainers
dedicated 24 hour global help line
diabetes therapy consultants
travel loan program.
• Medtronic provides the first available integrated system to help you better control
your diabetes simply and effectively. Our truly integrated diabetes management
system includes an insulin pump, CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 blood glucose meter,
CGM and complimentary Medtronic CareLink® Personal therapy management
software. Clinical trials have demonstrated that each component in the Medtronic
integrated system can help lower HbA1c5,18,19
The MiniMed® 640G Systemˆ is the only available product listed on the Prostheses
List with SmartGuard™ Technology**
We’re the pioneer and leader in providing continuous glucose monitoring systems
with more than 7 million sensors sold worldwide
Globally Medtronic Diabetes invests over $100 million per year in research and
development to help advance the goal of making an artificial pancreas a reality.
Education and Training
• We are committed to providing you with the latest information and education. Both
personally through our information events and education sessions, and online – our
clinical support staff are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your pump
Online training materials available at medtronic-diabetes.com.au
Access to our Certified Pump Trainers.
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We’re here to help
At Medtronic, we’re here for you at every stage of your
journey with your MiniMed® 640G insulin pump.
From your very first appointment, through training and
ongoing support, we consult closely with you to make sure
you can adapt to the pump as quickly and easily as possible.
It’s easy to get technical support if you need it and if you ever
have any questions, we’re just a phone call away.
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Medtronic Insulin Pump Therapy and Medtronic MiniMed® Insulin Infusion Pumps
Patients should always discuss the benefits and potential risks with a clinician. Please review the product’s technical manual prior to use for
detailed instructions and disclosure. Indications for use The insulin pump is indicated for the continuous delivery of
insulin, at set and variable rates, for the management of diabetes mellitus in persons requiring insulin. Contraindications Insulin
pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests
per day and to maintain contact with their healthcare professional. While features exist to help facilitate pump usage, Medtronic does not
recommend the use of this product by individuals whose impaired vision or hearing does not allow full recognition of the pump signals
Patient testimonials relate an account of an individual’s response to the treatment. The account is genuine, typical and documented.
However, the individual’s response does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may
have to the treatment. The response other persons have to the treatment could be different. Responses to the treatment discussed can
and do vary and are specific to the individual patient.
Always seek advice from your medical practitioner to determine your suitability for insulin pump therapy and CGM. Use as directed.
^ Components sold separately. † “Thinks” refers to the data retrieval, processing
and computing capabilities found in the MiniMed® 640G insulin pump,
Continuous Glucose Monitoring system (Guardian™ 2 Link transmitter and Enlite™
sensor) Contour Next LINK 2.4 blood glucose meter and Medtronic CareLink®
therapy management software, both collectively and individually. This system
and its computing capabilities are part of, but not replacement for, your daily
diabetes management. A confirmatory fingerstick is still required prior to making
adjustments to diabetes therapy. * Based on the recommended insulin pump
infusion set change every 2-3 days compared to 4 injections a day for 30 days.
#MiniMed® 640G Systemˆ user guide. ** The Prostheses List outlines the products
for which private health insurers are required to pay a benefit, including the
agreed benefit payable. The Prostheses List Advisory Committee provides advice
to the Minister for Health and Ageing about prostheses that should be included
on the Prostheses List and the appropriate benefits for them based on the
recommendation of independent clinical experts. ~ Based on total number of
pump consumables sold nationally, NDSS sales data 2011. 1. The Diabetes Control
and Complications Trial (DCCT) Research Group. The effect of intensive treatment
of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. NEJM. 1993;329(14):977-986. 2. Section 7
clinical study. Data on File. Bayer Healthcare, LLC. 3. MiniMed® 640G with Enlite™
sensor has a MARD of 14.2 percent [Enlite™ Sensor Performance Report] when
calibrated 3-4 times daily. 4. U.S. Enlite Clinical Study Customer Satisfaction
Survey. Data on File. Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., Northridge, CA. 5. Pickup JC, Sutton
AJ. Severe hypoglycaemia and glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes: metaanalysis
of multiple daily insulin injections compared with continuous subcutaneous
insulin infusion. Diabet Med. 2008;25:765-774. 6. Bode BW, Steed RD, Davidson
PC. Reduction in severe hypoglycemia with long-term continuous subcutaneous
insulin infusion in Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care.1996;19:324-327 7. The dynamic
suspend feature is based on certain criteria: sensor glucose must be within 3.9
mmol/L above the low limit and predicted to be 1.1 mmol/L or less above the low
limit within 30 minutes AND the pump must not be in the refractory period. The
dynamic resume feature is based on certain preset criteria: sensor glucose must
be at least 1.1 mmol/L above the preset low limit and predicted to be greater than
2.2mmol/L above within 30 minutes AND insulin must have been suspended
for at least 30 minutes. 8. Garg S, et al. Reduction in duration of hypoglycemia
by automatic suspension of insulin delivery: the in-clinic ASPIRE study. Diab Tech
Ther. 2012;14(3):205-209. 9. Agrawal P, et al. Usage and effectiveness of the Low
Glucose Suspend feature of the MiniMed® Paradigm™ Veo™ Insulin Pump. Diab Sci
Tech. 2011;5:1137-1141. 10. User Evaluations. Data on File, Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.,
Northridge, CA. 11. Enlite™ Sensor Performance Report. Data on file. Northridge,
CA. 12. Compared to multiple daily injections, according to the STAR 3 clinical
study: Bergenstal RM, et al. Effectiveness of sensor-augmented insulin-pump
therapy in type 1 diabetes. NEJM. 2010;363:311–320. 13. Battelino T, et al. The use
and efficacy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in type 1 diabetes treated with
insulin pump therapy: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetologia. 2012;55:31553162. 14. Waterproof at time of manufacture up to 3.6 metres for up to 24 hours
at a time. See MiniMed® 640G User Guide for a complete description of the
waterproof capabilities and proper use instructions. 15. Compared to MiniMed®
Paradigm™ Veo™ System. 16. See CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 package insert for
list of substances and medications. 17. Calculation is based on the amount of
insulin currently in the body, the amount of carbohydrates, the user’s current and
target blood sugar levels, their insulin-to-carb ratio and their body’s sensitivity to
insulin. Proper Bolus Wizard™ setup must be completed first. Users must input the
number of carbohydrates they are eating and their current blood glucose value
before the Bolus Wizard™ can calculate the insulin users should take. 18. Deiss
D, Bolinder J, Riveline JP et al. Improved glycemic control in poorly controlled
patients with type 1 diabetes using real-time Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
Diabetes Care 2006, December; 29(12):2730-2. 19. Corriveau EA, et al. Effect of
Carelink, an internet-based insulin pump monitoring system, on glycemic control
in rural and urban children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Ped Diab. 2008;9(Part
ii):360-366. ©2014 Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. 1653-122014
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Address: Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd
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Mail: Medtronic Diabetes
PO Box 945, North Ryde, NSW 1670
MiniMed and Medtronic CareLink are registered trademarks and Guardian, Enlite,
SmartGuard and Bolus Wizard are trademarks of Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. Bayer and
CONTOUR are registered trademarks and Multipulse is a trademark of Bayer Healthcare LLC.
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