As you may have read, this morning Animas announced its decision to close its insulin pump business, discontinuing the manufacturing and sale of all Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps in the US and Canada. In addition, Animas has selected Medtronic to be its partner-of-choice to support Animas customers through this time. Our top priority is to ensure that people using Animas pumps can stay on pump therapy and receive the supplies and support they need, while continuing to support our existing Medtronic customers.
If you’re a Medtronic pumper, this does not impact you at all. You are, and always will be, invaluable members of our community. Whether you’ve been with us for 30 years or are a new addition to the family, we are inspired by you. You’re the reason we come to work every day excited to develop innovative products and services that help you live well and chase your dreams (whatever that may be).
If you currently use an Animas insulin pump, I want to welcome you to the Medtronic family and assure you that we know the technology you use to manage your diabetes is an important, personal decision. We are here for you and committed to supporting you every step of the way.
Nothing will change for you right away. However, here’s what this announcement means for you over the coming months:
If your Animas pump is currently out of warranty, you can visit medtronicdiabetes.com/animas to explore your upgrade options.
Please keep in mind that this arrangement does not impact Animas customers outside of the US or Canada at this time. It also does not impact those using OneTouch blood glucose meters.
Again, please accept our warmest welcome to the Medtronic family. We’re honored to have the opportunity to extend to you the service and support that we’ve provided to 1.2 million people with diabetes worldwide. As a Medtronic customer, you’ll have access to 24-hour technical product support, convenient online supply reorder services, a thriving online community of people with diabetes. And you’ll have the opportunity to continue to challenge us to find new ways to help you and others living with diabetes live big, exciting inspirational lives.
We realize that any change in your diabetes management routine can be tough. Know that whether you’re a new or existing customer, know we are always here for you, committed to helping you live well with diabetes so you can enjoy greater freedom and better health.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The MiniMed 530G and 630G systems with SmartGuard technology are intended for the delivery of insulin and continuous glucose (CGM) monitoring for the management of diabetes mellitus in persons 16 years of age or older who require insulin. Insulin infusion pumps and associated components of insulin infusion systems are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks of insulin pump therapy.
The systems are not intended to be used directly for preventing or treating hypoglycemia but to suspend insulin delivery when the user is unable to respond to the Suspend on low alarm and take measures to prevent or treat hypoglycemia themselves. The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a blood glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick via a CONTOUR®NEXT LINK portfolio meter*, is required prior to making adjustments to diabetes therapy. Always check the pump display when using a CONTOUR®NEXT LINK portfolio meter*, to ensure the glucose result shown agrees with the glucose results shown on the meter.
Additional, warnings, precautions and contraindications apply. See http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/support/download-library/user-guides and http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/importantsafetyinformation for details.
*The CONTOUR®NEXT LINK 2.4 Meter is used with the MiniMed 630G system. The CONTOUR®NEXT LINK Meter is used with the MiniMed 530G system.
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