Got word about this earlier today and thought I'd share this amazing post by Amy Tenderich:
Today Medtronic announces what is sure to be the first of a whole new generation of diabetes management software: its CareLink® Pro 3.0 Therapy Management Software — the first system to include algorithms capable of analyzing data from a patient’s insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device, and blood glucose meter “to identify the most important patient information in one easy-to-use dashboard.”
Take note that this first 3.0 version is for clinicians only, but similar programs will surely be available to patients directly very soon.
What are your thoughts? What would you hope to see in your preferred diabetes management software?
I think that's fantastic! Something I'd like to see is the ability for the software to analyze blood sugars and recommend changes to basal rates. Especially because from month to month, that special female occurrence throws me off, BUT it's unpredictable. For example last month I trended high for days beforehand. This month, I'm trending very low (had two pretty low lows today and had to suspend pump for about 30 minutes just now to help in bringing me back up). Then again, since I'm so darn unpredictable, the software might not be able to make sense of it either.
Why do you need to lie to the pump? I am slow this evening :)
My CDE uses Medtronic software. Medtronics offers me Carelink and a dumbed down version on disk. Don't know why we can't have the same functionality as the health professionals.
When is Carelink going to become Mac compatible, I wonder?
Can you use the web based version on Mac?
I don't have a software (except the driver for the USB stick) and use the website.
I remember the MiniMedSalesNurse's "Pro" version of the CareLink program, when they did the demo, and being disappointed that the "Patient" version I got didn't look the same. I hope that this comes out soon. I am 'due' to have my 722 replaced w/ a Revel in April of next year but I won't hold my breath that the software will be shipped with it? It also seems as if it is a bit shy w/ the 'recommendations' in the "episode summary"-- "Consider Counseling Your Patient About Bolus Use With Meals" as opposed to "Adjust Carb Ratio from 7 to 8.5 [I don't recall if the Revel will do 1/2 unit ratios either...] to avoid hypoglycemia" which sort of suggestst that despite the whistles and bells, there will still be guesswork involved? It appears that it would make it more educated guesswork though?
Ill be shocked if the FDA lets them do anything past represent the same data in a new way ....Which is what the screenshots and info I saw on 3.0 looked like to me