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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
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

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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..
Comment by woodlandflora on August 16, 2011 at 6:20pm
alexk7:I have used the iv3000 under the canula and it definitely helps. Have you inserted the canula of the Mio right thru the IV 3000 "skin" ? I have cut a hole thru the skin (before removing the paper tabs) an insert the cannula or needle thru the whole.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on August 16, 2011 at 1:03pm
Good job, Mike! I hope you have patted yourself on the back (and are a contortionist) for all the hard work you did to get there! :-)
Comment by alexk7 on August 16, 2011 at 12:52pm
woodlandflora: do you use adhesive wipes (like IV Prep) and adhesive dressing (like IV3000)? Putting the IV3000 over it usually just make things worst, it must be under and you must insert the canula through it.
Comment by woodlandflora on August 16, 2011 at 12:46pm
Mike, thanks for the link. the Mio is a great system for injectingn and detachment as the article said but I have trouble getting it to adhere for 3 days, esp if it is muggy and warm and I am exercising. the sure-t has no discomfrt to me and I can tape right over the needle pad to make sure it is in place. also the connector is seperate so there is no tugging, like when you drop your pump or it falls from where it is clipped or like when you are changing clothes and your slacks fall to the floor and it pulls the set out!! Very frustrating. I knocked my out several times just lowering my jeans to go to the bathroom-when I had it attached to my thigh.. so I quit using it and am back to the sure-t with 32 inch tubing.. Thanks though, for the help
 

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