- SmartGuard technology: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G features SmartGuard technology, which automatically adjusts insulin delivery to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
- Personalized insulin delivery: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G can deliver personalized insulin doses to determine and optimize individual insulin needs.
- Automatic insulin calculation: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G can perform automatic insulin calculations to determine insulin needs and adjust insulin delivery accordingly. Compatibility with
- Guardian Sensor 4: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G is compatible with the Guardian Sensor 4 continuous glucose monitor, which offers longer wear time, improved accuracy, and faster calibration compared to the Guardian Sensor 3.
- Easy to use: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G is easy to use and features a user-friendly menu system.
- Size and weight: Compared to some other insulin pumps on the market, the Medtronic MiniMed 780G is slightly larger and heavier, which may be inconvenient for some users.
- No touchscreen: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G does not have a touchscreen display, which may be inconvenient for some users.
- No remote control: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G does not offer the ability to be remotely controlled via smartphone or smartwatch.
- Limited personalization: While the Medtronic MiniMed 780G allows for personalized insulin delivery, there are still some limitations, particularly in the selection of insulin sensitivity settings.
- No software update capability: The Medtronic MiniMed 780G does not offer the ability to update its software to add new features or improvements.
The Medtronic MiniMed series has continuously evolved over the years, now featuring the 4th generation of the Guardian CGM Sensor. The current MiniMed 780G is an autonomous system that maintains glucose levels and actively corrects high values. The system’s algorithm is so effective that the user cannot make their own corrections in automatic mode. Insulin delivery is only manually administered for meals via the integrated bolus calculator. The system uses the Medtronic Guardian 4 sensor, which lasts for 7 days and typically requires no calibration. The system takes about 7 days to activate automatic delivery “Smart Guard”, but continues without any effort when changing sensors. In automatic mode, the system creates its own basal rate and does not require it as a basis, although a basal rate is stored as a backup for failure. The Medtronic 780G is ideal for people who want a system that takes care of diabetes therapy for them and requires very little attention.