Packaging with insulin pumps — and extending monitoring time
2006: Medtronic debuts first integrated insulin pump and CGM system
Medtronic received FDA approval for its MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time system, which it described as a milestone toward the development of an artificial pancreas. The following year, the company expanded the indication for its CGMs to include patients aged 7–17.
2007: Dexcom introduces the Seven CGM
The device was the first approved for up to seven days of use. A model with updated software known as the Seven Plus (shown here) introduced blood sugar trending arrows. The trend arrows can help people with diabetes anticipate in advance when blood sugars are starting to trend high or low.
2007: Medtronic launches the Guardian REAL-Time system with MiniLink transmitter
The standalone personal CGM features a smaller transmitter than preceding models. The transmitter is waterproof to a depth of 8 feet for up to 30 minutes when connected to the glucose sensor.