Pregnancy planning

MiniMed insulin solution

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  • How insulin pumps can help control glucose levels during pregnancy

To deal with the challenges of keeping blood glucose levels under better control, many woman with Type 1 diabetes rely on insulin pumps.

An insulin pump is a small device, about the size of a mobile phone, that can be easily carried on a belt, inside a pocket, or even attached to a bra.

The insulin pump can help you and your healthcare team to more closely mimic the way a healthy pancreas delivers the basal insulin to the body by providing small amounts of rapid acting insulin during the day and night.

This can help to better manage the need for insulin dose adjustment, particularly after meals and overnight and can thus help to achieve better glucose control

Instead of frequent injections, all that is needed on pump therapy is a change of infusion set every 2 to 3 days.

With MDI, it is more difficult to cover the hormone levels during pregnancy than with an insulin pump. Therefore, the decision was made for an insulin pump for me. I wanted the best for the health of my unborn child.



The MiniMed® 640G insulin pump allows for better glucose control due to the ability to adjust insulin delivery, reducing the risks of hypers and hypos. With insulin pump therapy users can benefit from:

  • Easier dosing
    Calculating insulin requirement can be a complex task with many different aspects to be considered. As part of the MiniMed 640G insulin pump, the built-in Bolus Wizard® feature helps to ensure more accurate dosing by taking into account the insulin already in the body, current glucose levels, carbohydrate intake and personal insulin settings.
  • Fewer injections
    Precise amounts of rapid acting insulin are delivered throughout the day by the infusion set which is easily removed and replaced every 2 to 3 days.
  • Greater flexibility
    The MiniMed 640G insulin pump can be instantly adjusted to allow for exercise, during illness or to deliver small boluses to cover snacks. This can be easily done with a touch of a button, rather than with another injection. There is even a temporary basal rate option to proportionally reduce the basal insulin rate, an option that can be used during exercise, for example.
  • More convenience
    The MiniMed 640G insulin pump offers the additional convenience of a wirelessly connected blood glucose meter. This meter automatically sends blood glucose values to the pump, allowing more accurate Bolus Wizard calculations. It also stores this information in a digital diary along with your insulin doses.


Many clinical studies* confirm that Type 1 patients of all ages who switch from MDI to insulin pump therapy report improvements in their quality of life and increased satisfaction with their treatment. The MiniMed 640G insulin pump can help maintain target levels and reduce hypoglycaemia*. Easily managing your insulin needs can allow a more flexible lifestyle.

The Bolus Wizard® feature makes calculating the amount of insulin needed easier, as it does the maths based on: carbohydrate intake, blood glucose levels, insulin to carb ratios and the amount of active insulin in your body. This can help to ensure you are getting precisely the right amount of insulin to manage your glucose levels.

Infusion sets and pregnancy

The MiniMed Veo has infusion sets and automatic inserters, with unique technology tailored to your body and lifestyle.

Successful insulin delivery relies on proper infusion set management. Changing your infusion set every 2 to 3 days will optimise the effectiveness of your therapy.

Minimed 640G insulin pump on a pregnant woman's body


  • * References are kept on file and are available on request; please contact your local Medtronic representative for copies.


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