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What is Needed to Start


Pump connects tubing to a small patch called an infusion set that attaches to the body.


Tubed insulin pumps contain a plastic reservoir or cartridge that is manually filled with insulin and locked into the pump.

Infusion Set

An infusion set contains the thin plastic tubing that delivers insulin from the pump to the body.

Watch and Learn

Introduction to Medtronic Insulin Pumps

Inserting the Quick-set Infusion Set

Using the Medtronic Pumps

Device Details

Affordability and Access

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

Data Monitoring Options

Pump data can be viewed by your healthcare team on the CareLink therapy management software. 

Data View Options

Data is viewed on the pump's main screen.

Duration and Storage

3 Days
Infusion site and pump reservoir last up to 72 hours and works between 40ºF - 104ºF.

Vision / Auditory / Dexterity

NO text to speech
vibration alerts
A LOT of dexterity needed

Patient Considerations


Largest tubed pump. Small patch called an infusion set consists of a complete tubing system that attaches to the body. Tubed pumps have the most infusion sets to pick from. 

Active Lifestyle

Exercise modeOptional settings for exercise to adjust treatment ranges for activity with the press of a button. Pump is not waterproof. 

Avoiding Highs and Lows

Precise dosing. Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing.

Easy to Use

Battery required. Pump has button navigation and requires AA battery. 

Easy Insulin Dosing

Customizable dosing. Bolus calculator available to help figure out doses. Basal and bolus in 0.025 increments. 

Fewer Fingersticks

Frequent finger-sticks are required. 


Somewhat discreet. Largest pump with visible tubing. Can be clipped to clothing or placed in a pocket to be discreet when needed.