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The Medtronic sensor and pump communicate with each other, so there's no need to keep track of a separate sensor receiver.

Next Steps

Guardian Connect

Guardian Connect

Call Medtronic and ask them about how much it will cost with your insurance coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Medtronic Website

Medtronic 630G/770G

Medtronic 630G/770G

Call Medtronic and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Medtronic Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Medtronic sensors need more tape than other sensors
  • Largest pump
  • Tubed pumps have the most infusion sets to pick from
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Sensor Connect feature allows someone else to keep an eye on your blood sugar from the sidelines
  • Optional settings for exercise to adjust treatment ranges for activity with the press of a button
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Combo will reduce or suspend insulin to prevent lows
  • Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor transmitter is rechargeable
  • Most steps to change sensor
  • Supplies for this pump are the most widely available
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • Combo will suspend insulin if it predicts you're going to go low
  • More customizable dosing than pens or syringes
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Daily fingersticks needed to calibrate sensor
  • Privacy

  • Sensor requires regular meter use
  • Pump has tubing
  • Ability to see blood sugar on phone and smartwatch
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I was on a regular pump and it was over five years old so my doctor said I was a good candidate for it. There’s nothing I would change. I love it so much but my favorite thing is it prevents the really low lows.

    Very good at reducing fingersticks. I love it!

    This is hard. I am very sensitive and very active. Only about 1/3 of the time is the device comfortable on my body. However, I find peace knowing that my blood sugars are balanced and that I can do physical activities.

    Cost

    Guardian Connect

    Guardian Connect

    Sensors

    Transmitter

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $69 to $206

    Monthly $32 to $97

    These prices vary by Insurance. If you call Medtronic they will start a process to check exactly how much your costs will be. Generally Medtronic pumps and sensors are covered by private insurance and medicare. It may be covered under durable medical goods or a pharmacy benefit.

    Medtronic 630G/770G

    Medtronic 630G/770G

    Pump

    Insulin Cartridges

    Infusion Sets

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Widely covered for insulin-dependent type 1 and type 2. Pump can be provided by pharmacy, DME, or directly through Medtronic Diabetes. Price range; $0-$8,574 to start and $0-$300/Month. Price range varies depending on insurance coverage.

    Questions for your Doctor

    Can I try this before I commit to it?

    A lot of provider offices have sample devices you can touch and feel to get a sense of how they work. Some offices even have a trial device you can use for week to see how it works for you.