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 Natalie ._c- on March 29, 2012 at 2:13pm

Like Gary said, sometimes they hurt and sometimes they don't. They hurt most when you hit a relatively large blood vessel (and you know it because it bleeds a LOT, and it's hard to get it stopped!), but that's pretty rare. Mot of the time, for me, at least, there's a moment of pain and then it's gone. Possibly a little blood, but not enough to even notice all that much. So I'm hoping that you have great success with yours! :-)

Comment by Gary on March 29, 2012 at 9:24am

Hi Samantha, I wouldn't worry too much about inserting the CGM sensor, sometimes they sting and sometimes they don't, just like a shot. And boy, they are cool! It's amazing to be able to monitor your bg in real time! Good luck with it!

Comment by Samantha RIley on March 29, 2012 at 8:33am

Hello all!

I just got my CGM minilink hooked up yesterday morning. I was a little terrified because most people say it is painful. My pump trainer said she agreed. When I inserted I didn't really even feel it. I know my adrenaline wa pumping bc I was anticipating something awful. Do you guys think I just got lucky and missed a nerve? It did bleed some but no pain. I barely even feel it now. Do you guys find it is hit or miss with the pain?
All that being said - this thing is freakin coool!! I'm going to have to adjust the settings as I go bc it alerts like crazy. But I am thrilled to have it!!!!~

Comment by Gary on March 28, 2012 at 3:01pm

Thanks everyone for you input, I'll eventually get the hang of it. (big grin here)

Comment by Denys on March 28, 2012 at 11:16am

As for me I use alcohol for sensors anytime, no anticeptics at all.

Comment by Keef on March 28, 2012 at 10:18am

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?

 

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