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 Dlrdon on June 17, 2012 at 7:23am

If you beep going thru metal detector you will be patted down. I put my pump on suspend, in a ziplock bag and in my carryon . After I go thru security I put it back on. Works great for me.

Comment by Scott E on June 16, 2012 at 6:29am
Denys, which airport in New York are you flying through? I find security at NYC airports to be quite easy. Because of the sheer volume of passengers, they try to make the process as quick as possible. I flew out of Newark a couple of weeks ago, some lines have full-body scanners, others have traditional metal detectors. If you can spot the line with the old metal detector, choose it. It will go much smoother.
Comment by dside on June 16, 2012 at 6:16am

Shoshana27 - I first used the holster and belt clip that came with the pump but I thought they were uncomfortable and I'm not a big fan of the pump being out there for all to see. Then I tried the leg thing which was comfortable and private but not accessible and looks a little funny with shorts. The SPI belt is comfortable, relatively discreet and most of all convenient. It's kind of sporty and the manufacturers seem to be really passionate about making tiny, stretchy fanny packs.


Comment by shoshana27 on June 16, 2012 at 4:35am

dside, why do you like the SPIBELT better than ANYTHING ELSE?

Comment by dside on June 15, 2012 at 6:06pm

There was a recent thread on traveling with the pump. A number of people, myself included, reported that TSA agents told them that "everyone goes through the full body scanner (FBS) with the pump." Please don't do this. Medtronic advises not to subject your pump to x-rays, including the FBS. Get a note from your Dr. saying that you are wearing a pump and that it cannot go through the scanner. Be prepared to be patted down but this is not a big deal. Put anything that shouldn't be x-rayed (back up pump, insulin, sensors) in a separate bag and hand it to the agent and say, "I'd like these to be hand checked, please." It doesn't have to be a big deal but be prepared to stand your ground. Smile, be polite and wait until they do what you ask them to do. I've never had to use the words 'May I speak to a supervisor please" but when dealing with government officials and bureaucrats they are magic words.

Also, love the SPI belt - better than anything else I tried to hold the pump. Wear mine 24/7, except when showering. I'm about 6-8 months into my first one and it's holding up great.

Comment by Kate's Mom on June 15, 2012 at 5:06pm

Denys, go to Medtronic for advice on traveling with pump/cgm. Also, the TSA website TSA

Comment by Denys on June 15, 2012 at 2:56pm

Hi guys,
I am flying to New York, I have CGM and insulin pump and also test strips and insulin. Could you please advise me how to avoid check in and checkout problems.

Glad to hear from you... :)

Comment by shoshana27 on June 15, 2012 at 6:54am


Comment by BlessedLife on June 15, 2012 at 6:53am

hole, not whole.

Comment by BlessedLife on June 15, 2012 at 6:52am

It is a belt with a little stretchy pocket and in this case, a whole to accommodate the pump tubing. I usually wear my pump in my bra. It always falls off with the little belt clip. So, this belt allows me to wear the pump around my waist or adjust it to wear under my bra strap around my body. When riding my bike, I can put it behind me in the belt with no danger of it falling out.
You can find them online, just google SPIBELT. They don't cost very much, under $25 and they have wonderful customer service. They also make them in specific belt sizes just for you. Just call to place your order and give them your measurement. The lady who started the company did it to fit her wallet and phone for running and other exercises. I am going to wear my pump in the belt under dresses when the pump-in-the-bra would be more visible.


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