Monday, 11 March 2013

Enlite Glucose Sensor


Many people have been waiting for the new Glucose Sensors that function with the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Veo insulin pump and integrated Continuous Glucose Monitor.  From what I understand, the MiniLink transmitter will remain the same, but will use the new (to Canada) Enlite Glucose Sensor.

The approval from Health Canada came through on Friday, February 15th, just days before we started training for the pump.

Initially, we were going to start it all up at the same time, but deferred starting the CGM component until the new sensors were approved.  We had heard that inserting the old sensors were painful and a little traumatic for kids, and didn't want to turn Amy off from pumping entirely because she didn't like the sensors.  The old sensor needed to be inserted at the 45-60 degree angle and had a canula length of 14mm, and needed to be changed every 3 days.

The new sensor is inserted at 90 degrees, has a 9mm canula length and lasts for 6 days.

I'm took this from the Medtronic Australasia site and am hoping it is the same one that Health Canada has approved.

With any luck, we will be starting this within the next month.

Added to Post March 12, 2013:

Medtronic has added the learning module for the Enlite Sensor to the My Learning educational training modules.  From what I can tell, it is going to be the same as what has been released overseas.

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