Medtronic CareLink comes to the Mac

Good news for all the Medtronic pump users on the Mac. On April 4, 2011, CareLink Personal was updated to be compatible with Mac computers running 10.5 or 10.6 operating systems. The CareLink 5.4 software works with more than 35 blood-glucose meters.One less hurdle to jump.

From the full press release:

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. today announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and the market launch of CareLink® Personal 5.4 Therapy Management Software for the Mac OS platform. CareLink Personal is a web-based program that helps people with diabetes assess their glucose control through easy-to-read reports, charts, and graphs. The software analyzes data from the user's insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device, and blood glucose meter to uncover trends and patterns in daily management that meters and logbooks alone cannot reveal.

"Actively managing diabetes is a key to success and CareLink is a tool that can help make it easier. CareLink translates insulin delivery, CGM, and meter data into reports that patients can use to understand their glucose trends and patterns." "With the growth of Mac computer adoption, we wanted to ensure that our Mac customers had access to the same level of reports as our PC customers," said Francine R. Kaufman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Global Medical, Clinical & Health Affairs at Medtronic. "Actively managing diabetes is a key to success and CareLink is a tool that can help make it easier. CareLink translates insulin delivery, CGM, and meter data into reports that patients can use to understand their glucose trends and patterns."