Medtronic’s New 770G: What’s Really New?
A few months ago, Medtronic launched their new MiniMed 770G hybrid closed loop system as a replacement for the 670.
To be perfectly honest, the 770 is a temporary transition for Medtronic, which hopes to launch their 780G and its more-aggressive hybrid closed-loop algorithm soon in the US (it is currently sold in Europe). However, this may take a while, since Medtronic has yet to submit the 780G to the FDA, and even when they do, the FDA may take a while to get to it since they’re a bit tied up with covid-related projects. Already, Medtronic is offering complimentary pump software upgrades to the 780 for those who purchase a 770 now.
So what’s new and improved about the 770G compared to the 670G?
Obviously, the 770G must be 100 better. 100 What? We’re not sure. But at least 770G has Bluetooth connectivity – a first for a Medtronic pump. They also removed some of the inconveniences inherent to the 670G, but took away a few features that some people liked. Here’s a quick summary
- Bluetooth connectivity for automatic data transmission & sharing
- No need to manually download data to Carelink
- MiniMed Mobile app: Provides status reports & glucose data/alerts for the user on their phone
- Carelink Connect app: Allows others to view pump status & data on their phone
- Most pump-related alarms do not cause the system to exit AutoMode
- Additional screen time-out options for preserving battery life
- FDA-approved for ages 2 and up
A Few Steps Backward:
- No longer links with the popular Ascensia Contour Next meter
- Now links with AccuCheck Guide Link meter
- Remote bolusing through the meter is no longer available
- Less time permitted for entering fingerstick blood glucose readings when CGM integrity checks are needed (6 min vs 21 min)
- No manual entry option for pairing pump with meter and CGM transmitter
Any new info on being able to use the Dexcom G6 CGM, as that is what I currently use. Considering the new 770 G medtronic IN Pmp
Definitely no movement for Medtronic to incorporate any other CGMs with their pumps and no interoperability in any of their RD pipeline plans that we have seen either.
I used to have a 630g and recently started on the 770. I ran it in manual mode for about a week and went into Automode this morning. So far I am loving it. My highs aren’t as high and they go down pretty quickly. Great job Medtronic!!!
that’s awesome Dee! Great to see you getting great results and meeting your goals! We love that there are a lot of options out there and when we find the right fit for our needs it can be so life changing!
Medtronics new glucose-sensor, Zeus is though to be a ICGM-sensor. This must also make that the Minimed 780 also includes a ICGM-interface? That must also make it possible to connect any other icgm-sensor. For instance a Dexcom G6!!
That would be a lot of long range assumptions to make Sven, we hope the up coming cgm is a vast improvement over the guardian, but interoperability remains to be seen.