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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Minimed revel 723 vs minimed 530g

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Sensors and transmitter

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Crimped Infusion Sets

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Battery problems

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New member

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530g Clip Screw

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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 Betsy Whitehead on December 6, 2010 at 11:19am
Heather, if you just changed your sensor, you will have a 3 hour wait. You should be able to eat....don't get low!
Comment by Heather-E on December 6, 2010 at 11:14am
Just looked at my pump again and now it is saying I have to calibrate in two hours so guess I am stuck with waiting! Dunno what happened with he first warm up I did but this is frustrating - guess that alert meant I needed to restart. Live and learn! Luckily my BG was a little high this morning so should be able to wait - I am just hungry but I can eat something light and carb-free I guess. Thanks for the quick help! I normally can get hold of my CDE but she doesn't work Monday and she didn't answer her home number or cell. If I kept trying I am sure I would get her eventually but you guys were faster LOL :) Thanks again!
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
Book that I am currently reading The Diabetics Diet :
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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.
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