2016 Q1 BUZZ TALK NEWS YOU CAN USE
NEWS YOU CAN USE
METER TO METER
It's important to remind patients to use the meter that comes with the pump for accuracy. The CONTOUR®NEXT LINK meter is the only blood glucose meter approved by the FDA as part of the MiniMed® 530G with Enlite® system. This meter should be used consistently, especially for boluses and calibration. For more information on sensor calibration techniques, refer to "Help Has Arrived: Mastering Advanced Calibration Techniques."
In previous issues of In the Know, Dr. Timothy Gilbert shared his valuable insights about insulin pump therapy and secrets to their success. In this issue, Dr. Gilbert shares his tips on setting up practice management goals and performing practice efficiency as a team. Check out this video to uncover the scenes behind his practice!
Time will "spring forward" on March 13, 2016 when Daylight Savings Time begins. The time on your insulin pump and meter determines your personal settings (including basal and bolus rates), so remind your patients to update insulin pump and meter settings to ensure that it is up-to-date!
- Gilbert, T. Implementing MiniMed® 530G with Enlite Best Practices and Training. Medtronic Diabetes. Accessed January 21, 2015.
- Gilbert, T. T2D and pump therapy: It's time to redefine the "ideal" patient. In the Know [Medtronic Diabetes and Bayer HealthCare]. Accessed January 21, 2015.
- Gilbert, T. Insulin pump therapy/CGM: There is no "one-size-fits-all." In the Know [Medtronic Diabetes and Bayer HealthCare]. Accessed January 21, 2015.
- Spring Forward. Loop Blog. Accessed January 21, 2015.
- CONTOUR® NEXT LINK User Guide. Medtronic Diabetes. Accessed January 21, 2015.
- Updating Your Time & Date. Medtronic Diabetes. Accessed January 21, 2015.