An In-Depth Review of the Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump: Unique Advantages and Possible Limitations

Tandem Mobi pros and cons

ADVANTAGES:

  • Only long-wear (10 Day) infusion set
  • Large, secure, long-established company
  • Data from Medtronic Guardian CGM displayed on-screen
  • Aggressive corrections “missed bolus forgiveness”
  • Slim attachable clip
  • Paired meter
  • Generates insulin/carb/BG statistics
  • Low alert burden
  • NO Need to plug in charger (replaceable battery)

    LIMITATIONS:

    • Large heavy pump to wear
    • No remote bolus options
    • Attached clip is upside-down
    • Must pay for loaner/backup pumps
    • Screen and text are relatively small
    • Insulin-on-board only deducted from correction boluses
    • IOB not displayed to user in Automation
    • Reports do not show amounts of automated insulin delivered.
    • Carelink download program is complex and lacks intuitive reports
    • Icon based menu can be confusing
    • No automatic angled infusion set option
    • Many button presses and confirmation steps in basic programming
    • Requires multiple training sessions
    • Company’s marketing can be overly aggressive
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