Safety alert for insulin pump doses

Diabetes patients using a Medtronic insulin pump should be advised to check that the correct dosage has been programmed into the device, the TGA says.

In a new safety information alert, the TGA has informed clinicians that users of certain Medtronic Paradigm insulin pump models may be at risk of over-infusion and hypoglycaemia if they accidentally program the device to deliver more insulin than required.

According to the TGA, Medtronic has received a small number of reports regarding