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.

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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.

Website: http://www.minimed.com
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Comment by Gary on March 20, 2012 at 3:51pm

Thank you all for your input, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one having this problem.

Comment by Scott E on March 20, 2012 at 3:24pm

I'll agree with the other comments, but also add that I think "Weak sensor" (as I've seen,I think, not "signal") can be due to a poorly inserted sensor. It doesn't make much sense to me, but until I got the hang of inserting them properly, I got those alerts all the time.

I guess if your insertion is "marginal", sometimes the sensor will have something to send to the pump, and sometimes it doesn't. When the pump doesn't get any info, it wrongly thinks it's because of the radio link. Just my theory...

Comment by Chuck on March 20, 2012 at 1:35pm

i get the same thing on day 5 or 6 i recharge it and i am good togo for another 4 to 5 days. and as much as i hate replacing the sensor due to the ouch factor i try to get all i can get out of it :-)

Comment by Chris G on March 20, 2012 at 1:25pm

Re: weak sensor signal
I'll get a weak signal if the sensor is in my abdomen on left side and Revel is in right pocket. Seen this with 2 transmitters.

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

gary-

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?

 

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