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 BlessedLife on February 14, 2012 at 6:54am

Does the Medtronic pump require only one kind of attachment or can you use the universal type? I am brand new to this pump use, so I have lots of questions!

Comment by BlessedLife on February 14, 2012 at 6:53am

So, there are various different CGMs to use with the Medtronic Insulin Pumps? I am getting the Revel pump, so which CGM should I use? I was reading about the Dex 7 (I think that is the name). Someone mentioned a new one coming out this year sometime. My doctor does not usually start you on the pump and the CGM at the same time. She wants you to have a few weeks to get used to pumping first. Is there a particular CGM that works better over another? If so, why or why not? I would think that continuous monitoring would be great for us, as diabetics, to have that information.

Comment by wallskev on February 14, 2012 at 2:26am

ELMA was made as a cream and patch sold by AstraZeneca
http://www.astrazeneca.com/Medicines/Neuroscience/Product/EMLA

It is also sold as to dentists as Oraqix - Topical anesthetic

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Comment by Sophie on February 13, 2012 at 9:32pm

@Hope--Yes, it's prescription--don't know what that RN was thinking!

Comment by Hope on February 13, 2012 at 7:26pm

Is Emla by prescription in the US? The RN at my endo's office said it was OTC, but the pharmacist had no idea what I was even talking about.

Comment by Elizabeth on February 13, 2012 at 2:18pm

EMLA is more or less the brand name for the (generic) lidocaine/prilocaine cream we were given. I agree, those dang CGM needles are scary to look at. I was using them (after insertion) to hang papers from my cubicle wall when I was working in an office. They were every bit as good as thumbtacks.

Comment by Scott E on February 13, 2012 at 1:17pm

EMLA... not to be confused with EULA (End-User License Agreement, that legal mumbo-jumbo you're supposed to agree to before installing software), which is also quite numbing.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 13, 2012 at 12:56pm

I think people have WAY different pain tolerances. For me, by the time my brain notices that it hurt, the pain is already gone. But for other people it DOES hurt, and a local anesthetic might be just the thing. A long time ago, I heard of something called EMLA cream that a lot of parents were using for their children -- don't know if it's still available, but worth checking up on.

Comment by Scott E on February 13, 2012 at 9:02am

That took me a long time to figure out, Dani. I always thought that the deeper (angled closer to perpendicular) the needle, the more it would hurt. But I couldn't be more wrong... the shallower the insertion, the more painful it is. I still can't quite figure out why; perhaps the cannula/CGM wire bends more as the skin flexes when I move?

Comment by Dani on February 13, 2012 at 8:18am

I use the Silhouette and the CGM and I've never had a painful injection with either. With the Silhouette, it's easy to go too shallow which is more painful because the nerve endings are close to the surface of the skin. I use my abdomen for my infusion site, and my lower back for my CGM.
I was terrified at first of the CGM needle because it's practically the size of a swizzle stick! But there was a kid in my class that was about 8 who did it with no problem, so I figured I should be able to do it too (i'm 40). :)

 

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