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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Comment by Gary on March 20, 2012 at 10:45am

Hi Hope, thanks for your response. I've gotten it on the first day of the sensor insertion. If my pump isn't on the same side of my body as the sensor, I get a weak signal message.

Comment by Hope on March 20, 2012 at 9:32am


When do you get the weak signal? I always get it on day 5-6, and basicallly once it starts the sensor is toast, and I need to put in a new one. I used to try to fight it to get to day 7, but I no longer find that to be helpful. Otherwise, I do not get too many weak signals before then, if I do I just move the pump.

Comment by Gary on March 20, 2012 at 7:50am

Thank you Keef and Capin101, I'll try your recommendations. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong...ya' know? :) Thanks Again!

Comment by Capin101 on March 20, 2012 at 7:20am
Gary, weak signal often means that the transmitter is not sending a strong enough signal, there is an obstruction between pump and transmitter, or there is interferance. I would recommend you charge your transmitter for up to 8 hours next time and see if that helps. You may also want to call Minimed and let them know. The transmitter may be faulty. I believe they have a warranty of 6 months.
Comment by Keef on March 20, 2012 at 7:10am

Comment by Gary on March 20, 2012 at 6:37am

I started MM CGM two weeks ago and have had frequent weak signal messages. I usually insert the sensor in my thigh and wear my 723 pump on my belt, prefer my left side. If the sensor is on my right thigh, I get a weak signal all the time? Is this normal?

Comment by amanda_mills on March 10, 2012 at 10:09am

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Comment by Jennifer on February 21, 2012 at 4:53am

@ Mar - when I travel by air, I just hide the pump in the bra and make sure I have a site on that is covered by clothing. I am of the don't ask, don't tell when it comes to TSA, especially because we don't have full body scanners at out local airport. My pump never beeps, and I am free to go, even with all of the supplies in my carry on. The one time after I staretd pumping I declared the pump to the TSA agent prior to going through, I was called out for a full pat down, even though the pump didn't set off the metal detector.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 14, 2012 at 9:27am

I have a sensor as well as a pump, and I always tell them in advance, as well as showing them my bag of supplies. I never take off the pump. I've never had any problems, but that's not to say there aren't psychos working for the TSA.

Comment by Keef on February 14, 2012 at 7:43am

My Pump is the Revel 723, and I use a Medtronic Minimed Transmitter, the MMT 7703NA CGM. They connect to each other with relative ease but I sometime lose signal during the night if I fall asleep on the sensor and the pump cant find the signal.


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