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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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
Comment by Lazza on August 16, 2011 at 10:36am
Congrats, Mike! I went from 9.5 to 7.4 after my first three months on the pump.
Comment by Mike on August 16, 2011 at 9:27am
Good news - I got my first blood work done since going on the pump and myA1c is Down to 6.4%
Comment by Mike on August 15, 2011 at 11:39pm
@woodlandflora. I haven't tried the mio but I read this blog about it and it sounded good.
Take a look: http://asweetlife.org/catherine/blogs/type-1-blogs/mio-myo/15202/
Comment by Natalie ._c- on August 15, 2011 at 8:35pm
Everything! And then, if you have access to a CDE, go over it again in a month or two. The pump is NOT a put-it-on and forget it miracle -- there's a steep learning curve, and you probably WON'T get it all in the first session. Also, don't hesitate to call Medtronic if you have any kind of mechanical problem (i.e. not insulin dosage or BG regulation). I have always found them most helpful, if not always arriving at the solution directly. I've been pumping for 12 years now, and STILL don't know it all!
 

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