Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

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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.

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530g Clip Screw

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Crimped Infusion Sets

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Battery / Assault Charges ?

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CRAZY experience

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OneTouch replacement?

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Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

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Setting Basal Rates

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Reservoir Issue? Connector problems?

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Recommendation

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Bled like a stuffed pig

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Comment by Laura S. on Tuesday

Silhouette sets are made with the needle separate from the tube and at least in the past, you could purchase boxes of needles separately for changing out those more often. Then one cartridge holds 300 (in the 723 Revel) so that lasts a week. No cheating, this is just how these sets work.

Comment by Chris on Tuesday

Aaaah. Never thought of that. Clever. Just don't tell FDA. But hey if it works and the insulin lasts. I don't mind refilling my cartridges. Keeps the MIO's and cartridges amounts even.

Comment by Laura S. on Tuesday

I use Silhouettes. Switch out the needle site, but reconnect the tubing. Lancets, you really dont have to worry, it's fine to reuse them.

Comment by Chris on Monday
I have a similar issue with preloaded lancets. I do fine with changing up once a day. But seems more expensive to have the lancets changed every time you test. I know it's suppose to be better health wise but so far no problem with the way I do it. One Week on a single cartridge. Does your site get sore? Are you concerned about scar tissue.
Comment by Laura S. on Monday

It does depend on use etc. I let mine run out in one week's time and have no issues with the insulin losing any punch. But I am on minimal insulin doses. I'm an advocate for having spare insulin on hand too, so it does matter how many cartridges your plan would be covering. Good point.

Comment by Chris on Monday

Thanks Laura. I did google the SNAP pump and read the info on it. Free trial for a month. My only thing is if the cartridge is prefilled, how much do they fill it with insulin. I have my cartridged filled to last 3 days with about 20-25 units at the most wasted. Hate to waste more.

Comment by Laura S. on Monday

Snap's got two people on the board or whatever, that I know from local offices. They're offering a really different take on pumps. The pump uses prefilled Humalog cartridges and offers an automatic prime feature. Right now through November I think, you can get a trial of the pump (with a lot of cusom colors etc.) There's a group here on Tu, small but still has some info. My CDE and I are hoping to preview the whole thing when they come to our state.

Comment by Chris on Monday

I have never heard of the SNAP pump. Is it brand new?
I use my CGM with my 530G and it works adequate enough for me. But you don't have to use the CGM to make the pump work. I hear great things about the Dexcom but not motivated enough to switch yet. And it doesn't communicate with pumps yet that I know of. We'll see who wins the contract with the bionic pancreas. What makes the SNAP pump special?

Comment by Laura S. on Monday

One of my medical professionals said they probably wont offer it, and the 530 has only been approved with CGMS use in mind. That said, I would like to be able to know that I can upgrade or get another new pump when my warrant is up next year. I know I wont be using CGM. I'm also looking at the SNAP pump with great interest.

Comment by lisa c on Monday

I have the 530 g. Got it with the intention of using the CGM. After 3 months of total frustration, I went back to the Dexcom for CGM. However, I do still have the 530 G as pump. Whay did they discontinue the revel?

 

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