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Health Canada Gives Green Light to Medtronic’s Insulin Pump

Oct. 16, 2018

Health Canada has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G insulin pump system for use by Type 1 diabetes patients.

The device automatically adjusts basal insulin delivery to stabilize glucose levels and meet the patient’s real-time needs. It was specifically approved for patients seven years of age or older with Type 1 diabetes.

The company said that it expects to launch the insulin pump in Canada this fall. About 300,000 Canadians have Type 1 diabetes.

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