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.

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Minimed revel 723 vs minimed 530g

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Laura S. Sep 11. 8 Replies

Sensors and transmitter

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Crimped Infusion Sets

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Battery problems

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New member

Started by Anthony Zyjewski. Last reply by Timbeak48 Aug 18. 9 Replies

530g Clip Screw

Started by Timbeak48. Last reply by Timbeak48 Aug 17. 8 Replies

Battery / Assault Charges ?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Vinnie Aug 1. 8 Replies

CRAZY experience

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by MKSSS Jul 19. 11 Replies

OneTouch replacement?

Started by Nell. Last reply by Kent Austin Jul 17. 22 Replies

Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

Started by Geoffrey Steinman. Last reply by Kevin H Jul 15. 67 Replies

Setting Basal Rates

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Reservoir Issue? Connector problems?

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Bled like a stuffed pig

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Comment by Nell on September 10, 2014 at 12:02pm

I suspect that I am way behind the times on this but I just discovered that I could have had a free Bayer Next meter a long time ago by calling Medtronic and asking. I was told by them I had not been contacted because I get my supplies from another party. I do, due to insurance requirements. If a MM user knows to call and ask, they can get it! Weird.

On the other hand, I have always had good luck with my One Touch meters since I became t1d in 1982 and had no need for another one. When my ultra link recently stopped sending results to the pump, I called just to see if I could get the meter free. And, I could. Supposed to be here tomorrow. It is a major change for me and sad to say bye to my faithful OneTouch meter family from all these years. And, regardless of the sometimes poor ratings, I never had a problem dosing with insulin on the readings.
Just a comment in case there is another soul out there that would like to try the Next who has not yet.

Comment by Nikki on August 27, 2014 at 6:40pm
Im on Medicaid and they won't cover the 530g yet. However I'm cool with it by the time they do, all that needs correcting will be done. So I can be secure.
Comment by Laura S. on August 18, 2014 at 8:00pm

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 August 18, 2014 at 6:36pm

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 August 18, 2014 at 5:34pm

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 August 18, 2014 at 4:47pm
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 August 18, 2014 at 4:34pm

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 August 18, 2014 at 4:25pm

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 August 18, 2014 at 4:18pm

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 August 18, 2014 at 3:54pm

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?


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