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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Comment by Keef on March 28, 2012 at 10:16am

I use alcohol swabs or IV preps, whatever comes out of my Diabetic bag first, the only time I get this message is when the Pump and the Sensor are not close eneough to send/receive signals. Medtronic will always tell you to connect to your stomach, the Sensor testing and subsequent FDA approval was completed using this part of the body only. I still find a better connection going to my thigh, with the pump in a pocket practically next to it.

Comment by wallskev on March 28, 2012 at 9:55am

I use Alchol Preps for the Sensors and IV Prep for the Infusion Site

Comment by Dani on March 28, 2012 at 6:36am

I was told any kind of IV prep is a problem. I only use alcohol.

Comment by Gary on March 28, 2012 at 5:24am

CGM Problems? Last night my pump gave me the error message lost sensor. That was a new message for me so I called Medtronic. They suggested I should insert sensor in my abdomen only. So I inserted another sensor in my abdomen and three hours later I got the lost sensor message again. Called Medtronic again, went through their checklist, ISIG readings etc. then they asked what kind of antiseptic I was using before inserting the sensor. I was using Smith-Nephew Sking Prep. They told me this anitseptic might be the problem...??? Any ideas on this one?

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.

 

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