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Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users


Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

Members: 1983
Latest Activity: Apr 4

Diabetes Forum

Where to put tubing with an arm site

Started by Sumattox. Last reply by Sumattox Mar 18. 8 Replies

Blood in infusion set

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Stephanie Mar 3. 6 Replies

Thinking of adding sensor

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by john Feb 9. 24 Replies

Back to Minimed from Omnipod

Started by Dana. Last reply by irrational John Feb 5. 20 Replies

Sensors not penetrating skin

Started by Angela. Last reply by irrational John Jan 24. 14 Replies

Enlite sensor tips I got from Medtronics

Started by Kevin H. Last reply by irrational John Jan 24. 20 Replies

How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor

Started by Graeme. Last reply by irrational John Jan 16. 10 Replies

Bled like a stuffed pig

Started by Taylor_B. Last reply by ThunderOwl Jan 3. 12 Replies

New Enhanced Enlite Sensor

Started by Graeme. Last reply by irrational John Dec 30, 2014. 6 Replies

OneTouch replacement?

Started by Nell. Last reply by Sam from Alabam Dec 6, 2014. 24 Replies

Pump problem: "NO DELIVERY"

Started by Marisa English. Last reply by Laura S. Nov 8, 2014. 13 Replies

What's your favorite type of infusion set?

Started by Sumattox. Last reply by FP1966 Oct 30, 2014. 8 Replies

Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

Started by Geoffrey Steinman. Last reply by Bionic Referee Oct 18, 2014. 69 Replies

530G Enlite pump

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by Hope Oct 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Minimed revel 723 vs minimed 530g

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Libby Sep 23, 2014. 9 Replies

Sensors and transmitter

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Taylar Sep 4, 2014. 8 Replies

Crimped Infusion Sets

Started by piptik jenkins. Last reply by rrrruff Aug 30, 2014. 15 Replies

Battery problems

Started by swisschocolate. Last reply by shoshana27 Aug 19, 2014. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Sam from Alabam on December 8, 2014 at 3:38pm

I understand. I can get either hand there and it's a great spot. I just can't get both hands there and I need two hands to install a silhouette. Guess I need to quit my job and start taking yoga instead so I'm more flexible. Thanks for the diagram. It's a good goal for me.

Comment by PMichel on December 8, 2014 at 3:11pm

Imagine you hands on hips and its the spots where your thumbs fall

Comment by Sam from Alabam on December 8, 2014 at 2:39pm

I love your diagram. How do you reach your backside? I can't reach that far. I can't imagine being coordinated enough to do the back of my arms either. I might be able to stretch that far, but not well enough to pull the backing off the cannula or plug/unplug the hose.

Comment by dside on December 8, 2014 at 1:35pm

Wow, I like the rotation system with diagram! I've been thinking about getting a light grid tattooed over my belly and sides so I can better rotate but fortunately have enough freckles that I can orient via those. About the Mios, I've been using those for a couple of years. The excess plastic junk that they come with is recyclable and you can easily pull the needles out if you want to.

Comment by PMichel on December 8, 2014 at 1:09pm

It is really about giving the areas time rest and heal. I have attached a diagram I made for pumpsiterotation.jpgsomeone who asked a while back

Comment by PMichel on December 8, 2014 at 1:08pm

Comment by Jen on December 8, 2014 at 12:46pm
Thank you PMichel! That's a great idea. I'll have to give that a try as well. For 12 years I've rotated from the left to right on my lower abdomen & it's just not working anymore. I have my site on the upper right side/abdomen and it has really helped my sugars.
Comment by PMichel on December 8, 2014 at 11:58am

Hi Jen: I use a pretty good rotation schedule that has worked for me. I rotate clockwise from left ab, right ab, top R behind, top L behind. In each location I can do a triangle pattern (which means I stay in that location for up to 9 days-2 weeks depending on how often I change my site)and I also don't return to that area for at least a month.

I hope that is not too complicated but it has worked for years. (FYI: The triangle pattern is just a suggestion but when you give the area sufficient rest it is easier to find three fresh spots.)

Comment by Diabetic Dad on December 6, 2014 at 11:05am

Only abdomen. Alternate sides, rotate sites. Used Silhouettes for 17 years and no problems.

Comment by Sam from Alabam on December 6, 2014 at 8:01am


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