Glitch Found With Popular Medtronic’s Insulin Pump

Medtronic’s Insulin pump has issues with button.

In May, Medtronics issued a field safety notice.  insulinThe issue is related to the keypad on the MiniMed 640G Insulin Pump.  The button on the popular pump, is prone to get stuck in instances such as air travel or other times when there is a decrease in air pressure.

The danger with this sort of malfunction is that users may not be able to stop insulin delivery or program a bolus. The problem tends to last around 30 minutes.

Following this safety notice, it was announced that Aetna will pay Medtronic rebates for its insulin pump if patients’ health improves.

The company says that instances where the problem persists for more than ” the pump will begin to siren.” This disables the product.