Paradigm Revel 523/723

Paradigm Revel

The MiniMed Paradigm Revel System is its second generation integrated system. The system is set up to work as a standard insulin pump or with the Medtronic Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). The 2 devices communicate wirelessly. The CGM sends readings to the Revel pump every 5 minutes. There are two versions of the Revel, with the difference being the size of the reservoir they can accommodate. The 523 uses only a 1.76 ml reservoir, while the 723 can use either 1.76 ml or a 3.0 ml reservoir.

What are the pump’s features?

  • Bolus Wizard Calculator (based on fingerstick reading)
  • predictive alerts to warn you up to 30 minutes before a low or high
  • rate of change alerts
  • set different thresholds according to the time of day
  • more graphs – 3, 6, 12, and 24-hour graphs
  • missed meal bolus alerts
  • lower minimum basal and bolus rates (as low as 0.025 units per hour)
  • expanded insulin-to-carb ratio range (as low as 1 to 1)
  • integrated with a CGM (additional purchase necessary)
  • 5 colors available or customize yourself

The MiniLink Real Time Transmitter

The MiniLink REAL-Time Transmitter attaches to your body separately from your infusion set and connects to the glucose sensor.  The transmitter wirelessly sends glucose data from the glucose sensor to the insulin pump where it is updated and displayed every five minutes. The transmitter has a self-contained rechargeable battery that alerts you when it’s getting low. The transmitter must be within 6 feet of the Revel pump for values to be continuously sent. An alert lets you know if you get out of range. If the pump and transmitter are out of range for an extended amount of time, the transmitter can hold up to 40 minutes of data. This data will be uploaded to the pump once they are back within range of each other.

The MiniLink REAL-Time Transmitter and Charger both have a 6-month warranty.


Existing, in-warranty MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Pump customers are automatically eligible for the Paradigm Pathway Upgrade Program. When upgrading from a MiniMed Paradigm 522/722 to a MiniMed Paradigm Revel 523/723 Insulin Pump you’ll get a $400 rebate. The original pump price is $799, minus the $400 rebate leaves you with $399 total cost. The optional REAL-Time CGM Starter Kit is $1,069. It includes:

  • MiniLink™ REAL-Time Transmitter
  • 10-pack of glucose sensors
  • SenSerter® insertion device
  • MiniLink Charger
  • MiniLink Tester
  • 2 (AAA) Batteries
  • IV3000 adhesive dressing (10)

Bottom Line

Integrated systems are great. It makes it easy to get help since all the parts are made by the same company. Having all these systems connected together can only make it easier for you to gain better control.

Model Paradigm Revel 523/723
Dimensions [mm] 523: 50.8×76.2×20.3
723: 50.8×91.4×20.3
Weight [oz] 523: 3.53 oz
723: 3.81 oz
Reservoir Size 523: 176 u
723: 300 u
Connection Proprietary
Colors blue, clear, pink, purple, smoke or customize
Basal Increment 0.025 u
Total Basals 48/day
Basal Profiles 3
Basal Interval 30 min
Basal Delivery varies, 0.6 u/hr = every 10 min
Temp Basal +/- 0.1 u increment as single basal rate for 0.5 to 24 hrs or as % of current basal
Bolus Increments .025, 0.1 visual, 0.5 or 1.0 visual or audio, remote extra
Carbohydrate and
Correction Factors
yes, manual carb, BG direct from BD meter or manual entry
Bolus Type units or carbs: standard, extended, combination
1u bolus duration 30 sec.
Battery AAA for the pump, A23 for remote
Battery Life 3 weeks
Motor DC
Memory 4000 events, volatile (basal & history loss can occur): 24 boluses, 7 days totals
Software Download Medtronic CareLink® Therapy Management System and ParadigmPAL™ 3.0 Software at Medtronic
Waterproof up to 8 ft, cool to warm water only
Guarantee 4 years