Good and Bad News: Medtronic adapts Carelink for MAC plus other industry recalls

by Elizabeth Snouffer on 04/15/2011

Celebrating Medtronic's Move to Apple!

Carolyn Robertson, Diabetes Educator at the Gonda Diabetes Center at UCLA sent me updated information regarding diabetes care product news and recalls. Thank you Carolyn!

The BIG news is Medtronic has finally taken a leap forward and joined modern technology by adapting their systems with Apple. Hooray! Carolyn Robertson says, “I have had a few patients try the new portal and it WORKS!”

Here’s the news release:
Mac OS Compatibility and Meter Support: CareLink Personal is now compatible with Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6 and Safari web-browser versions 4 and 5. In addition, all meters supported through CareLink Personal will be supported on a Mac even if they are not supported by their meter manufacturer.

Reminder:  Mac patients should not insert the mini-disc into their slot drive as they may experience difficulty ejecting it. To access the CareLink USB User Guide, they should visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com/carelinkusb.

Help and Support: The Medtronic Diabetes website has been updated to provide help and support for uploading a third-party meter to a Mac. www.medtronicdiabetes.com/carelinkupdate

RECALLS:
1. Smith and Nephew has issued a recall of specific lots of their product IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes.
Smith & Nephew is recommending that all users of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes discontinue use and dispose of the affected product immediately.

The specific lot numbers affected by the recall are:
9K141, 9K142, 9K143; 0F131; 0F140; 0G249; 0G255, 0G256; 0G259; 0K139, 0K140, 0K141; 0K193; 0M180; 0M216; 1A212, 1A213

2. Roche has also issued a recall of specific insulin Delivery System — ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets

The lots affected are
Part Numbers Lot Numbers
05511046001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05511054001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05511038001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05510970001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05510988001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05510961001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05511003001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05511020001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05510996001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05510945001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05510953001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05510937001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033
05511089001 GWX 001 up to GWX 206 and GWY 001 up to GWY 033

3. Insulet the maker of the OMNIPOD pump is no longer able to support the first generation PDM unit called PDM 100. (picture below) If you are using the model, and it somehow falls, cracks or is not working well, you will be sent the newer model FREE OF CHARGE.  This newer model has a color display and download cable and comes with a gel skin.

Omnipod

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