Medtronic Guardian TM Connect CGM System
- No separate receiver required!
- Sugar.IQ® Companion app works with the Guardian TM Connect app to learn daily glucose patterns (compatible with iOS smartphones)
- Smartphone convenience - glucose readings and trends every five minutes, with event markers to monitor glucose levels effectively
- Rechargeable transmitter designed for 12 months of use
- Predictive alerts help patients avoid high and low glucose events (10-60 minutes prior to anticipated event)
- Sensor Life: 7 days
- Angle of Sensor Insertion: 90 degrees, with One-Press Serter
- Sensor Gauge: 27 (needle)
- Receiver Size: N/A
- Displays Directional Trends: Yes
- Displays Glucose Numbers: Yes
- Approved Age Range: 14-75 years
- Customizable Alarms for High & Low Settings: Yes, 10-60 minutes prior to anticipated event
- Alarms for Hypoglycemia: Yes, hypoglycemia prediction feature in Guardian TM Connect app and in Sugar.IQ TM app (only available on iOS); two calibrations required per day*
- Range of Receiver to Transmitter: No transmitter, but patients should be within 20 ft. of the receiver; data sent to smartphone every 5 minutes. Check Medtronic site for more info re: smartphone compatibility
- Transmitter Battery Life: 1 year – transmitter needs to be recharged every 7 days
- Transmitter Size: 1.4″x1.2″x0.37″
- Water Resistant Sensor and Transmitter: Yes, 8 ft. for 30 mins.
- Download Capability: Auto upload from smart device to CareLink TM system; can be linked to health care professional to make sharing data easy; CarePartner notifications and remote monitoring
*Fingersticks are required to use a blood glucose meter for diabetes treatment decisions if glucose alerts and CGM readings do not match symptoms or expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is responsible for getting the insurance authorizations for medical supplies?
Does the company provide service and supplies to Medicare and Medicaid patients?
Are you a participating provider with other insurance companies?
Are all products covered by my insurance company?
How much will a patient have to pay for his or her product?
Do I need to apply for Medicare when I turn 65?
Who can receive benefits for diabetes self-management training?
How do I know my diabetes supplies are covered by Medicare?
How much is reimbursed for each product?
Does everyone pay the same amount for the Part B premium?
Are there limits on the quantity of diabetes supplies that Medicare will reimburse?
How do I replace my Medicare card?
If I am 65 and ready to retire and my employer is going to provide me with benefits, do I need Medicare?
Does Medicare cover my spouse and family?
In general, Medicare is “individual” insurance. However, sometimes spouses and children can become eligible for Medicare based on the wage earner's work record. For questions about Medicare eligibility, contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
Medicaid is an assistance program. It serves low-income people of various ages. Medical bills are paid from federal, state and local tax funds. Patients usually pay no part of the costs or very little for covered medical expenses, although a small co-payment is sometimes required. Medicaid is a federal-state program. It is run by state and local governments within federal guidelines, so it varies from state to state.