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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 Betsy Whitehead on December 6, 2010 at 11:07am
Heather, you will need to wait 3 hours total for the prompt to insert your BS.
Comment by Michelle Hughes on December 6, 2010 at 11:05am
When this happend mpve the pump closer to where the sensor is. Go ahead an eat, because you dont want to get a low blood sugar and pass out. Do find the lost sensor after 15 min. If this doesnt work try doing new sensor on the pump. After trying all that see what happens. Where are you located? If you cant get a hold of your CDE I can give you mine and she is always available.
Comment by Heather-E on December 6, 2010 at 11:01am
HELP! Can't get hold of my CDE. Did my first Sensor change today for my CGM and waited over two hour sand got no prompt for BG even though I know I did the link step. I did get a weak signal alert at one point so moved the pump but would this have cancelled the link?? Do I need to do another 2 hour wait to link the sensor or can I just do a find lost sensor 15 minute wait? I am getting hungry but know I can't eat till I have calibrated - Please help if you can!
Comment by Dlrdon on December 1, 2010 at 8:34pm
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Comment by Richard157 on November 16, 2010 at 1:38pm
Erika, if you see an endocrinologist and get the proper diagnosis, then you can have that endo write a letter to insurance company saying you are type 1 and need a CGM. That is exactly what I had to do to get coverage. It worked like a charm once the letter from my endo was sent to my insurance company. I hope you give this a try soon. Good luck!
Comment by Type1 on November 16, 2010 at 9:43am
Mary, I would be filing a complaint against your insurance company with your state insurance regulartory agency. That is ridiculous..totally.
I would NEVER give up.
Best wishes and GOOD LUCK:)
Comment by mary on November 16, 2010 at 9:06am
I also was denied a CGM. Told by insurance company that since no one had rescued me with glucose or glucogon when my numbers got below 40. I keep asking who this person is supposed to be: the cat when I'm home alone, my senile mother, my classroom of adolescents (who are more likely to step over my body), my fellow actors (a rather ego-centric lot). This HMO could not provide me with an endo or a PP. January I switch and those doctors are more available and knowledgeable so I will try again.
Comment by on November 12, 2010 at 2:38pm
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Comment by Jennifer on November 11, 2010 at 3:04pm
Yes, it does seem like you have a lot of mishaps with paper.. but you need to have a copy of that C-peptide in order to have the proper info and for yourself you need to know if you are legit. a type 1 or type 2..what the doctor tells you and what the paper tells you are two different entities..Good luck with your endeavour and let me know what the outcome is.. and, for your own sanity, find an endo that works with your pump, or at least talk to someone at Medtronic who can guide you into changing your basals.. because if that is the case you are def. getting way too much insulin. ..Ok, take care!
Comment by Jennifer on November 11, 2010 at 1:48pm
@Erika...this should be in a different topic starter....ok, but I will answer you as to why you were denied.. regardless of what your doctor tells you, insurance has different guidelines.but, first, I digress, you would NEVER get denied in less then a day.. it takes weeks to get a decision..
In order to get the pump I had to battle like a maniac because my C-Peptides show I am a type II diabetic, I have been diabetic since early 90's and possibly much longer making me more a type I but my numbers are through the roof.. that being said, no matter how sick we are or what we are experiencing, insurance companies are not really people.. they breathe and live, but they have no feelings.. they don't go by feelings, they go by guidelines...I did not meet those criteria and battled for a CGM as well as my pump itself.. I have to say, most of us don't get a pump, so be blessed you have that...especially if your C-peptides don't jive with your doctors notes. YOU CAN reapply if this has been ongoing and send them your last C-Peptide results to prove you are type I.. I don't know what your insurance is, but if it is a state funded HMO, it will NEVER happen.. sorry to say but those insurances in particular do NOT allow CGM because it is not considered a valid measurement even tho the FDA considers it one.. they are two steps behind everything. Sorry this has happened to you, but you are not alone!!
NOW, on to another topic you have talked about..YOUR LOWS.. what is wrong with your doctor??? is he an idiot??? you would not be experiencing lows, if your doctor had changed your basal rates!!! Highs are more difficult to help, but lows can be adjusted thru your basal rates..when you have a low, you mark it down what time it was, and the doctor changes your rates around those lows.. if its a consistent time. My new Endo does not deal too much with the pump, so I have to show her things and make her aware of things, perhaps your doctor does not adjust your basals correctly..just sayin.. again, good luck and keep me informed!

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