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Minimed 522 Insulin Pump Review
MINIMED 522 INSULIN PUMP
Software for Minimed -
● Small screen (not color), by turning light on, you can see numbers well.
● Proprietary infusion sets. You can only use infusion set from Minimed (see the picture). You can’t use an infusion set from any other companies.
● Required only 1 – AAA battery
● Easy to operate, very intuitive menu.
● Every 3-
● By introducing the new insulin pump on the market, Minimed adds only a new name, and small extra features.
● A new version of the insulin pump -
● This is still not close loop system, if your blood sugar drops YOU MUST adjust settings on your pump yourself.
● Body material feels good but I experienced a crack all the way where battery compartment is.
● Sometimes the pump was reset. The result of it was lost settings.
This is not for your car, this is for the insulin pump. I ask myself, why do I need a remote control? No idea. Hide that you have diabetes or extra price for useless accessories.
When I received Minimed 517 I purchased software from Medtronic. It allows to backup settings from my pump or override. Medtronic never stop on development of friendly user software.
They make step forward and developed web software CareLink Personal System. They are provide every user with Carelink USB which upload data from insulin pump and sensor. Reports are excellent. Easy to use, easy to upload data from pump to the web.
Mimined is a pioneer in insulin pump business. The first Insulin pump was built in 1983. By 2010 total 10 of different versions of insulin pumps were introduced by Minimed. Minimed was the first that developed a continue glucose monitoring system.
I’ve used Minimed Paradigm 512, after one year of usage I upgraded to new model 522.It was the first company which developed the sensor. It was available only for the doctors’ offices. The sensor was useless, you couldn't see the numbers. After 3 days of usage, you have to return the sensor to the doctor’s office to upload data to the computer.
Sometimes, after 3 days of usage, you would find out no data recorded. In the past, only two insulin pumps companies were available Disetronic and Minimed. From my experience, many doctors were choosing Minimed, because of coverage and insurance deals. MiniMed company has good standing reputation in design and development of medical equipments. The insulin pump has many internal self-
At this time, almost all insulin pumps have color screen and newer innovating design. MiniMed remains in the same body form, proprietary connections. You can only use their infusion set. Minimed has different lines of the products such as sensor, pumps, infusion sets and web-
Great company but they must move up in development and bring up something different. I'm sure they have enough professional staff that can redesign their insulin pump. I do not owe a new version of Minimed Paradigm Rebel.
This version combines Minimed sensor+insulin pump all in one. Not significant update at my opinion; this is not a close-