Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd.
97 Waterloo Road North Ryde, NSW 2113
Phone: 1800 777 808
To all Guardian Connect users, thank you for choosing us as your Continuous Glucose Monitoring system!

As you may have heard, Apple is expected to release the newest version of its software platform iOS 11 on September 19th. In anticipation of this, Medtronic has already upgraded the GuardianTM Connect app, which is available for download from your App store now.

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