By Medtronic, Inc.
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MiniMed Connect links your MiniMed pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor to your iPhone® or iPod touch®. You can see your information without taking out your pump, and let those closest to you view your information online with CareLink®.
MiniMed Connect works with both MiniMed 530G and MiniMed Paradigm® Revel™ systems. You need the MiniMed Connect uploader to use the app. Your MiniMed pump sends data to your phone using the uploader. The phone then sends your data to CareLink® Personal therapy management software.
Visit medtronicdiabetes.com/MMC or call 888-680-5905 to order the MiniMed Connect uploader today.
It's a start
Well, I like it and I would purchase again. I like techie toys and it is cool to get info on my iPhone. The connections are a little buggy, but for the most part it works. Most notable is what it doesn't do. Doesn't control the pump, which I didn't expect but would be awesome. Doesn't display all the info: last bolus and amount, last hard reading, it has the info but can't be accessed in app. (Weird thing, the Carelink mobile site intended for sharing data with others actually displays more info, including alarms, just not the personal app) You can't put in notes, which would have kicked it up to four stars at least and doesn't seem like a difficult thing technically or regulatory wise. That would improve the usefulness of Carelink tremendously. Biggest disappointment: doesn't alarm. They missed the opportunity to fix the inadequate pump alarm. THAT would give it five stars and would be a genuine advancement in management AND safety! First iteration, so hopefully improvements will come. Maybe even a link to a nutrition and exercise app. Yeah, those seem important items for interpreting insulin and glucose data. Seems you would want them in Carelink. Out of the gate, it really adds little to management, just cool tech and a more seamless upload. like cool tech so that is well enough, but I hope they can add substance down the road.
Good start, but please update with more features
I was very excited to start using my new device, and I have been happy with the interface and abilities thus far. However I find myself wanting more features. I wish there was a way to make my phone buzz for a notification when I am high or low, instead of my pump. I have a hearing loss and often cannot hear my pump notifications, plus I would rather it be a notification on my phone so that only I can see or hear it. Also, if bolus and basal data could be viewed within the app that would be helpful as well. It seems as if this should be possible because it can be uploaded to care link. And lastly, make the care partner section a companion app where the people I add can only see certain what I want to share with them, not the entire upload. The app shouldn't be too difficult to improve upon and add these simple features that will make the connected well worth the money.
This is an awesome app. It is designed to be installed on the phone of a person with diabetes and transmits information from the pump via Bluetooth to CareLink web site. Parents can view this info from their phones either on CareLink mobile site or get text messages sent by CareLink site to their phones when alarm is generated. This is very convenient to use at night time when you can be woken up by a text message indicating that BG is low or high.
Previous reviewer who gave one star apparently misunderstood how the whole system works.
So far works pretty well. Next logical enhancement would be to build Minimed Connect device right into the pump. Another more immediate improvement would be to create an app for parents/nurses who can view info and get alerts without the need to login to CareLink site.
- Category: Medical
- Released: Sep 01, 2015
- Version: 2.0.0
- Size: 10.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Medtronic, Inc.
- © 2015 Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.