|MiniMed® Connect Now Available from Medtronic for Smartphone Access to Personal Diabetes Data|
Medtronic Furthers Move toward Holistic Diabetes Management by Integrating Devices, Data and Consumer Technology
DUBLIN - September 28, 2015 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced U.S. commercial availability of MiniMed Connect, the first and only product to enable people with diabetes to discreetly and conveniently view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) information on a smartphone.
MiniMed Connect provides greater convenience for people with diabetes, greater peace of mind for their care partners, and more convenient access to diabetes data for healthcare teams.
"I tested MiniMed Connect during a recent hike, and it was great to just look at my phone and watch my glucose levels during the trek," said Karen Graffeo, blogger at Bitter-Sweet. "Strenuous exercise frequently causes my sugar levels to drop, and this trail was tougher than I anticipated. The convenient access to my sensor information was such a huge help; this was the first hike I've made it through without going low."
MiniMed Connect is compatible with both the MiniMed® 530G system and the MiniMed® Revel(TM) system. The related smartphone app will initially be available with iOS devices. Medtronic is working with Samsung to develop an app for Android and optimized experiences on Samsung mobile devices. This is part of an overall strategic partnership between Medtronic and Samsung to explore and develop solutions that deliver greater convenience and discretion for people with diabetes and their care partners.
"Effective management of diabetes requires an engaged team of participants, and MiniMed Connect serves to inform and involve people with diabetes, their loved ones and their health care professionals," said Annette Bruls, President of the Diabetes Service and Solutions business at Medtronic. "Safe and secure sharing of critical diabetes data is an important step for Medtronic as we transform into a holistic diabetes management company."
Medtronic's vision is to transform diabetes care, together for greater freedom and better health. This vision is centered around a deep-rooted belief in delivering solutions so that people with diabetes can live their exceptional lives. MiniMed Connect achieves this objective and is also a further demonstration of how Medtronic is moving beyond insulin pumps and CGM devices and integrating leading consumer technologies, data and informatics to enable better therapy decision-making and care.
To place an order for MiniMed Connect, or to learn more, visit http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/minimed-connect or call 1-800-646-4633.
About the Diabetes Group at Medtronic (www.medtronicdiabetes.com)
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