Guardian® Real-Time CGM System

Offering Better Protection and Peace of Mind

The Guardian REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system can help give you peace of mind by offering protection throughout the day and night. By providing continuous glucose readings and customizable alerts that notify you of oncoming highs and lows, Guardian allows you to make real-time corrections for better glucose control.

Guardian Real-Time CGM System

Fingersticks don't give you the whole story

In fact 60% of lows may not be revealed by fingersticks at all.

With the Guardian REAL-Time System you can know so much more! Not only will you always know what your glucose level is, you'll know which way it's heading, how fast it's moving there and, as you approach your glucose limits, you'll be warned to take action. Added confidence over 24 hours, with 288 glucose readings a day to help you understand the impact that food, exercise and medication have on your glucose levels. By itself, a fingerstick can only tell you what your glucose level is at that moment in time - just think what you'd know if you saw what was happening between each one. It's like comparing a photograph to a film!

Guardian Real-Time CGM System

Benefits of Guardian CGM

  • At-a-glance glucose level readings: Easily and discreetly view your current glucose values throughout the day.
  • Anticipate glucose changes quickly: Trend arrows let you know if your glucose levels are rising or falling, enabling you to take early action to help reduce unnecessary lows and highs.
  • New predictive alerts: Receive notifications up to 30 minutes before you reach your personal low or high glucose limits. These alerts help you react sooner to high and low glucose levels, and have been shown to improve hypoglycemia detection by 36%1,2.
  • Identify glucose patterns: Trend graphs allow you to view your past glucose levels so you can identify patterns and make informed decisions. You can also scroll through past glucose readings to see the “big picture” of your glucose control.
Benefits of Guardian CGM

A System for Everyone

The Guardian™ REAL-Time System can go anywhere you go, no matter how active your lifestyle. The monitor is small, comfortable and easy to wear — on your belt, in your pocket, or under your clothing. The Glucose Sensor is the same used by all of Medtronic CGM systems - it is easy to insert and can be worn for up to 6 days at a time. This connects to the MiniLink™ REAL-Time Transmitter, the same transmiiter used with our insulin pumps, which is small, discreet and waterproof and sends your glucose data wirelessly to update the monitor every 5 minutes.

The Guardian™ REAL-Time System is ideal if you, whether you are using an insulin pump or not:

  • Need added information from lows and highs
  • Experience hypoglycaemia unawareness
  • Desire better control
  • Have gestational diabetes
  • Have diabetes and are pregnant
  • Have elevated HbA1C levels

The Guardian™ REAL-Time System is approved for all patients who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It is a tried and tested system that has been popular with both hospitals and individual patients for years, and is still winning due to its small and compact size, its compatibility with other Medtronic products, its suitability for anyone and above all, the support from Medtronic, the most experienced company offering CGM technology.

Featured Customer Stories
  1. Keenan, B, Cartaya, R, Mastrototaro, J. Accuracy of a New Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Algorithm. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010;4(1):111-118.
  2. Mastrototaro, J., Shin, J., Marcus, A., Sulur, G. The Accuracy and Efficacy of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. J Diabets Sci Technol. 2008;1(3):400-404.
  3. While the Guardian REAL-Time System monitor is water-resistant and designed to protect against splashes and occasional dunking, Medtronic Diabetes recommends that no Guardian REAL-Time System monitor should be intentionally submerged in water.