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.

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Diabetes Forum

Pump problem: "NO DELIVERY"

Started by Marisa English. Last reply by Laura S. Nov 8. 13 Replies

New Enhanced Enlite Sensor

Started by Graeme. Last reply by Kevin H Oct 22. 5 Replies

Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

Started by Geoffrey Steinman. Last reply by Bionic Referee Oct 18. 69 Replies

530G Enlite pump

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by Hope Oct 16. 3 Replies

Bled like a stuffed pig

Started by Taylor_B. Last reply by Sam from Alabam Sep 29. 11 Replies

Sensors and transmitter

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Taylar Sep 4. 8 Replies

Crimped Infusion Sets

Started by piptik jenkins. Last reply by rrrruff Aug 30. 15 Replies

Battery problems

Started by swisschocolate. Last reply by shoshana27 Aug 19. 16 Replies

New member

Started by Anthony Zyjewski. Last reply by Timbeak48 Aug 18. 9 Replies

530g Clip Screw

Started by Timbeak48. Last reply by Timbeak48 Aug 17. 8 Replies

Battery / Assault Charges ?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Vinnie Aug 1. 8 Replies

CRAZY experience

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by MKSSS Jul 19. 11 Replies

OneTouch replacement?

Started by Nell. Last reply by Kent Austin Jul 17. 22 Replies

Setting Basal Rates

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Suhen Jul 11. 7 Replies

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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!
Comment by gabby on September 23, 2011 at 5:37am
I am getting my minimed with in the next 2-4 weeks. I will be free from the pain and suffering from the omnipod. The omnipod has caused so many problems that after 3 and a half years of begging my mom to let me get the minimed she finaly caved yesterday.
Comment by Tim on September 8, 2011 at 2:58am
Jon, thanks for the information about Lion (twas what I expected). I have been holding off an upgrade because of a couple legacy pieces of software (using Rosetta) I don't want to pay to upgrade; I balk at the idea of paying $60 to upgrade to something that is working already.

CareLink was always slow to update to changing PC environments. For example every time Java would be updated, CareLink would lag for weeks and weeks before working with a new version of Java.

I also fond what you say about the data and hardware disparity interesting. I think the CareLink servers are US based, so data is owned StateSide; hardware, Europe being a smaller customer base could provide a good (controllable) testbed for new hardware?
Comment by Jon English on September 7, 2011 at 9:04pm
On the data side things seem a little slower in the UK, but on the hardware side we (US) are behind you guys. All the new devices seem to go to the UK first though. Also I have a Mac OS X Lion and I haven't been able to use Carelink on it at all. I shouldn't have upgraded so fast... lol
Comment by Tim on September 4, 2011 at 3:06pm
Another difference between North American and Euro expectations?, expectation of perfection ...... no.... Our health providers will hardly every consider CGM down to the cost of the enlite sensors. I have only wanted to access CareLink from a Mac, which in the UK has only just been made possible, which I wanted to share with people in the UK....
Comment by Natalie ._c- on September 3, 2011 at 1:09pm
Tim, on the other hand, you have the Enlite Sensor, which we don't -- all we want is perfection, right? LOL!
Comment by Tim on September 3, 2011 at 12:06pm
Real progress has just been made.

Natalie; you're in the Sates, things are very different here in Europe! the USA has had working support foe CarLink on Apple for ages; not here in the UK!

Here, Firefox? the CareLink USB dongle needs Java Applets to drive the data connection to the pump. These are not delivered under Firefox, I've just looked and firefox winges about not knowing the system time..... although it runs the reports (but it was always possible to fool CareLink to think Safari was Microsoft explorer to run CareLink reports, not much use if you can't get data in.


I just ran it on my machine again. The pump suspended and data delivered fine and pump was returned to normal operation; reports reflect the new data..

Try again, this has only just become live and I suspect that people are working on it at Medtronic over the weekend. I was in e-mail contact with the engineers at Medtronic a few weeks ago, who were exited that Mac support was going to rolled out soon..
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!

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