Longtime type 1 Travis Fuger reviews the Medtronic Minimed 530G system, including an advanced insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM).



  • the CCM sensor interacts with the insulin pump directly instead of another gadget, meaning you have less stuff to carry around
  • the Enlite sensor is small and discreet, making it easy to wear on a day to day basis
  • "Threshold Suspend" technology is the first of its kind and helps prevent overnight and activity lows
  • Medtronic's CareLink software helps break down pump data, so the patient or caregiver can be more hands-on and knowledgeable about blood sugar trends and medication effectiveness


  • the CGM and pump are inseparable, so the CGM cannot be used without the pump
  • less accurate than other CGMs on the market
  • calibrating can be difficult and prone to error (readings can be 40-100 points off) and in order to recalibrate the sensor you have to start the sensor as new
  • Enlite sensor requires a lot of medical tape to keep it from being affected by movement, which can cause skin irritation
  • CareLink software takes longer to update for Apple products

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