Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users


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).

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Comment by Todd Foster on May 2, 2012 at 4:52am
Got my revel pump all hooked up and wow what a difference it has made with my bloodsugars! Going to do the pump for a couple of months before trying out the cgm unit! Anyone have any pros and cons on the cgm system?
Comment by Gary Harrison on April 9, 2012 at 3:18pm

I cover the entire Sensor & Transmitter with the IV 3000
And yes you have to order the IV 3000 separately or have it placed on Auto Order as I do

My order ships every 3 months with with the IV 3000
along with the IV prep pads


Comment by Samantha RIley on April 9, 2012 at 2:16pm

I have no clue if I'm putting the tape on right over my sensor. My trainer used to individual packs of IV300 and cut them in half before opening them leaving me with 4 pieces. I could not remember where they all went when I put them on. Anyone have tips for this?

I didn't feel the needle again this time. Hoping my luck doesn't change.

When you order new sensors do you automatically get more IV 3000 or do you have to order your own?

Comment by john on March 29, 2012 at 7:03pm

That's interesting. I am currently trial running a Guardian, and accidently ripped the sensor out when changing out of my sweaty running gear this morning. The rep had given me a couple of replacements so I decided to change the site. I looked the info up on their web site, in my haste, forgot to alcohol prep the area, and stuck it into my backside, just below the belt line. It ran just fine, and has been all day. I too was waiting for some pain, but nope.
I think it is less sensitive than Medtronic think it is. It is a little more difficult to change than is the Dexcom, but the unit has proven MUCH more reliable and consistent so I will probably buy one of these.
The predictive alerts are such a deal. Maybe not accurate, but consistent and reliable. The Dexcom would give Low Alerts, oftentimes when I was already well below the low alarm setting. Pretty useless i think.

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


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