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Tidepool now supports Medtronic MiniMed 630G, 640G, and 670G

August 8th, 2018

We’re proud to offer more ways for you to upload, visualize, and donate your diabetes data. This guide details everything you need to know about uploading and viewing data from Medtronic MiniMed 630G, 640G, and 670G insulin pumps.

Screenshot of Tidepool's Daily View displaying Medtronic MiniMed 670G data, including Auto Mode.

Medtronic 630G, 640G, and 670G insulin pumps are just the most recent devices that Tidepool supports, joining our ever growing list that includes Medtronic 523/723, Veo 554/754, 530G pumps…plus numerous other pumps, CGMs and blood glucose meters from Abbott, Animas, Bayer, Dexcom, Insulet and Tandem (see the full list here).

This is exciting news for Tidepool, but what does this mean for you?

  • If you’ve been looking for an alternative way to view your diabetes data that does not involve using Medtronic’s CareLink system, this is for you.
  • If you’re using a Medtronic pump with a Dexcom CGM, or the Abbott FreeStyle Libre, and want to see all of your data in place, this is for you.
  • If you’re looking for an easy way to share your Medtronic pump data with your care team, this is for you.
  • If you’ve been thinking, “I really wish I had an easy way to donate my anonymized data to help research!” this is for you.
  • If you use a Medtronic 630G, 640G, or 670G insulin pump and have been waiting for Tidepool to support your device, this is especially for you.

See your Medtronic MiniMed 630G, 640G, or 670G data with Tidepool

Ready to start? First you’ll need your free Tidepool account. You can get that at tidepool.org/signup.

Already have a Tidepool account? Visit tidepool.org/uploader to get the latest version of the Tidepool Uploader.

Empowering more people with diabetes to own their data

We’re thrilled to deliver full support for Medtronic 630G, 640G, and 670G insulin pumps to the diabetes community, and we’re excited to welcome Medtronic users who can now get insights for the first time using Tidepool. Our mission is to make diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful, and support for this next series of Medtronic devices brings us that much closer.

Tidepool has always believed that you own your own data, and that you should have a choice in what tools you and your care team use to upload and visualize it. As a matter of fact, the original idea for Tidepool was born back in 2012 out of my frustration of not being able to upload my daughter’s Medtronic pump data to CareLink on my Mac, and not being able to see her pump data and her Dexcom data in one place at one time – if you want a more complete recap, read my interview with Kerri back in 2015.

Tidepool Uploader 2.7.3 showing 630G, 640G, and 670G support.

As a reminder: Tidepool is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are doing all of this because we think it’s the right thing to do.

Our mission is to make diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful by liberating data from diabetes devices, supporting researchers, and providing great, free software to the diabetes community.

We also want to make sure that you know about the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project. This is a great way for you to help the diabetes research and innovation community as well. Participating in the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project is entirely opt-in: we never, ever do anything with your data unless you give us permission to. This is a great way for you to make an impact on diabetes research, and to help your favorite diabetes nonprofits along the way. Plus, your data donation will help Tidepool stay sustainable as a nonprofit organization when your donated datasets get licensed to industry partners and academic institutions.

Your input is valuable to our process. Good or bad, your comments help us better support you, your Medtronic 630G, 640G, or 670G pump, and the diabetes community. Please send us your feedback!

This functionality has been in the works for a long time, and we’re thrilled to reach the culmination of all that hard work. We hope you like it.


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