For people who do not produce or lack enough insulin in their system, they need to inject themselves with it. If you’re familiar with the 2003 TV show Cold Case, one character could be seen injecting himself in the office. Later in the show, it was revealed that the character had diabetes which prevented him from working the merciless hours the homicide department needed, leading to his departure.
Insulin pumps have greatly improved in the last few years. Their size and weight had drastically dropped. In addition, they have proven to be easy to pair with smart devices, which allows better control of sugar levels in a person’s blood. Medtronic Diabetes’ MiniMed 780G now takes insulin pumps to the next level. The pump has a Guardian 4 sensor that allows it to auto-regulate to make tracking sugar levels and injecting insulin easier and safer.
Using the right amount
The MniMed 780G is automated and helps in monitoring the user’s insulin needs in real-time. Depending on the reading of the patient’s insulin levels, the device can adjust the level of insulin it injects. It even corrects automatically when unforeseen events happen, such as missed meals or uncounted carbs. This drastically reduces the risks of high and low sugar levels in the bloodstream. As such, people with diabetes can go about their day without worrying about fainting or suddenly feeling sick.
In addition, the MiniMed 780G has an accompanying app available on iOS or Android that connects with the pump. Users can use the app to track values, know how much insulin is being injected, and even get a warning if their blood sugar level goes high or low.
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With this, the MiniMed 780G makes the life of people living with diabetes easier. In the future, it is very likely we will see more tech towards helping us regulate our health, such as getting a health analysis with our phones, creating 3D bones, or even having portable ultrasound scanners.
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