The device allows parents and other caregivers to remotely monitor glucose levels and insulin pump status from another room in the house. If any of the built-in indicators in the device, such as low glucose levels, low insulin in pump or weak battery strength, fall to a cautionary level, an alert will be generated to the remote monitor. The mySentry system consists of a monitor with a color screen, a power supply, and an outpost that transmits information. The outpost enables you to receive the signals from up to 50 feet away.
The bedside monitor isn't cheap though. It currently costs around $3000 and only works with Medtronic's MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time RevelTM System, a combined insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor unit. But, for some it may be worth the cost; especially those already using the REAL-Time RevelTM System.
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