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.

Website: http://www.minimed.com
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Comment by Natalie ._c- on September 3, 2011 at 8:20am
I've been using the CareLink with my MacBook OS X on Firefox for months and never had any problems. In fact, it works better with Firefox than with Safari, even though it warns that I should be using Safari. Why? I dunno!
Comment by Derek Powell on September 3, 2011 at 6:33am
It all seemed to go smoothly, although I was a bit confused as the actual pump never suspended or gave any indication that it was linked. Then when i went to view the data it said there was an error. I will try again later on!
Comment by Tim on September 3, 2011 at 5:43am
Derek, put up what you find.

I use OSX snow leopard (10.6) with Safari 5. I don't know if it will work with OSX Lion yet (if anyone had lion, publish their results?). I also tried it with Firefox without sucsess, the page said it needs Safari 4/5 and OSX 10.6 (which makes be wonder about Lion compatability).
Comment by Derek Powell on September 3, 2011 at 4:46am
Hey tim. Thanks for letting us know...I'll give it a try this afternoon!
Comment by Tim on September 3, 2011 at 4:22am
Want to be the first from the UK to say thanks to Medtronic:

Unofficial announcement! For Medtronic Pump users, who also use Apple Mac computers:

I am delighted because Medtronic have finally made their CareLink database system work for macintosh computers, here in the UK; last night it let me in but complained about Java, this morning it worked - fully!

Yippee, I can consign my virtual PC to to depths of an external drive and get a large wedge of disk space back!
Comment by Rob B on August 31, 2011 at 2:18pm
I am thinking about switching from my Paradigm to the Omnipod as it will be available in Canada right away. Anyone have any pros/cons they would like to share? Anyone else considering it?
Comment by alexk7 on August 18, 2011 at 7:51am
No, unfortunately, I don't have the CGM.
Comment by woodlandflora on August 18, 2011 at 7:34am
alexk7, have you tried that with the needle of the CGM? (if you use it).
Comment by alexk7 on August 18, 2011 at 6:48am
There is absolutely no worry piercing through the IV3000. The IV3000 is like your skin: the tip of the needle creates a very small opening, it does not cut a circle!

This is the way the nurse told me when I started on the pump and I have been doing this for the last 5 years. At the beginning, I was adding a half IV3000 on top but stopped since it did not help securing the canula or make it last longer. The Smith & Nephew (the IV3000 company) site even says you should not stack them.
Comment by woodlandflora on August 16, 2011 at 6:26pm
I am always afraid the opening of either the cannula or the needle will become plugged by the "skin", same goes for the sensor, I usually cut a hole in the iv 3000 and insert the huge needle through it. The adhesive then sticks to the iv "skin". But I had done this with the mio and it still fell off..
 

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