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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 Janice on October 6, 2011 at 10:51am
Katz...congratulations from the "Amen Corner". I've lost 16lbs. since January doing pretty much the same thing.
Comment by katzz1 on October 6, 2011 at 10:37am
get off processed foods and artificial sweetners... even splenda.. i know its hard but if you can get through the few few days .. eating fresh fruits for carbs, and a lot of them and veggies you can get through the cravings for refined carbs and junk. i eat fresh fruit apples,pears, berries, when i'm craving sugar. i bolus up for the fruit, and i try to eat a big salad full of color and different veggies every day.
Comment by katzz1 on October 6, 2011 at 9:55am
ok my friends.. went to the doc endo.. i have lost 21 pounds since july....and my A1C is DOWN from 9.8% in march to 7.8 %.. i am absolutely estatic.. people i have really worked hard. the insulin pump is the best .. i have been on the minimed paradigm since 2003. perfect control is very hard just do the best you can. i have stopped eating refined carbs.. bread crackers, pasta, and processed foods. i feel so much better. my doc is very pleased. i am wearing a CGM at the moment. she wants me to have better control so we are tweaking the numbers so to speak.. good control can be done.. it just takes work.. the monitor comes off monday. we shall see..
Comment by Natalie ._c- on October 5, 2011 at 8:58pm
Perfect control? Forget it! Good control, yes, but it takes a lot of work. As someone said, don't let perfect get in the way of good.

As far as the bra thing, I'm reasonably generously endowed, but could never hide it in my bra. But then I decided, why hide it? I don't care if anyone knows I have diabetes, and it makes a good conversation starter. I try to get all my jeans with side pockets, and usually just stick it in there, but sometimes I wear it on the outside, just to be that way. I just coil up the tubing and put it inside my waistband, and if anyone has ever noticed, they haven't said anything. And I have a "leg thing" for when I wear dresses, usually long, that don't have a convenient place to put it.
Comment by Jody Chesen on October 5, 2011 at 6:39pm
Just started on the Minimed Revel (upgrade from the 722)....4 years goes by fast! Still working on "perfect" there such a thing? Next step CGM....I hope!
Comment by Cassie on October 5, 2011 at 5:19pm
First timer: I have lost a good amount of weight. Ladies, when you can not keep your pump in your bra anymore: and you do want to keep it under cover, how do you hide it?
I have a belt clip. When I tuck my shirt in, (now that I have a nice waist) I have no where to hide my pump. I can slip it into the back pocket of my jeans, but then there is the tube?? Any advice?
Comment by Mike on October 1, 2011 at 5:02am
If any of you lives in the SD area ASweetlife is giving away tickets for the TEDxDelMar in San Diego, discussing the future of diabetes.
Here's the link:
Comment by Scott A. Barnhill on September 23, 2011 at 11:22am
I used the DexCom CGM for several years. It was great. Just couldn't afford them any longer and my insurance doesn't cover them.
Comment by rickyd7 on September 23, 2011 at 11:11am
saw a lot of possitiveness from the dexcom use!
Comment by rickyd7 on September 23, 2011 at 11:10am
I haven't heard much about the omnipod, but I have saw some about the Dexcom! I wonder how that is for some, I have the MM CGM!

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