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.

Website: http://www.minimed.com
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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

THANKS DANI I JUST LOOKED IT UP & IT DOES NOT SOUND / LOOK BETTER THAN WHAT I USE.I USE A SMALL ZIPPERED POUCH ON A NICE BELT TO MATCH MY MOODS OR WHATEVER I WEAR THAT DAY...VOILA...:-).

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.

Comment by Dani on June 15, 2012 at 6:43am

I have the SPIbelt too, and I have found that I rarely use the little cut out for the tubing. I just usually run it out at the end of the zipper :P
Shoshana: It's a "small personal item belt". I guess they are made specifically for athletes to carry keys, gu, etc, but they also happen to make one specifically for insulin pumps that has a button hold to thread the pump tubing. It basically looks like a tiny fanny pack.

Comment by shoshana27 on June 15, 2012 at 6:35am

what's a SPIBELT?

Comment by sprmom on June 15, 2012 at 6:34am

I just finished my first 2 weeks on my pump, and I talked everyday to my medtronic nurse, she was so helpful and talked me through getting my pump set just right. I am thrilled with the pump & the company.

Comment by Joan on June 15, 2012 at 4:55am

I don't know if the 554 is only available in Canada but I have had it for over one year and I believe it is the latest model. It has the automatic suspend.

Comment by BlessedLife on June 14, 2012 at 3:36pm
Call your trainer.
Comment by Kyla on June 14, 2012 at 3:17pm

Thank you for all of your answers this is helpful. One more question, I am interesting in learning more about Medtronic and Minimed. Is there any way that they could improve in communicating with you and helping you with your insulin pump?

 

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