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Pros & Cons of the Medtronic 770G

Our review

review. of the Medtronic 770g

  • Unique Advantages: Pros

    • Large, secure, long-established company
    • Industry leader in R & D
    • Data from Medtronic Guardian CGM displayed on-screen
    • Hybrid closed loop (Automode) basal adjustment based on CGM readings and predictive algorithms
    • Bluetooth connectivity with phone app
    • Others can view data via sharing app
    • High-contrast full-color screen
    • Slim attachable clip
    • Integrated meter
    • Generates insulin/carb/BG statistics
    • Approved for ages 2 and up
  • Potential Drawbacks: CONS

    • CGM and Automode require additional finger sticks for calibration and safety checks
    • Maintaining Automode requires a higher level of technical acumen and interaction with the pump.
    • Frequent system alerts in Automode may become intrusive
    • 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
    • Carelink download program is complex and lacks intuitive reports
    • Multiple menus and programming can be complex to master
    • 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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