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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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Latest Activity: Apr 4

Diabetes Forum

Where to put tubing with an arm site

Started by Sumattox. Last reply by Sumattox Mar 18. 8 Replies

Blood in infusion set

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Stephanie Mar 3. 6 Replies

Thinking of adding sensor

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by john Feb 9. 24 Replies

Back to Minimed from Omnipod

Started by Dana. Last reply by irrational John Feb 5. 20 Replies

Sensors not penetrating skin

Started by Angela. Last reply by irrational John Jan 24. 14 Replies

Enlite sensor tips I got from Medtronics

Started by Kevin H. Last reply by irrational John Jan 24. 20 Replies

How long do you wear an Enlite Sensor

Started by Graeme. Last reply by irrational John Jan 16. 10 Replies

Bled like a stuffed pig

Started by Taylor_B. Last reply by ThunderOwl Jan 3. 12 Replies

New Enhanced Enlite Sensor

Started by Graeme. Last reply by irrational John Dec 30, 2014. 6 Replies

OneTouch replacement?

Started by Nell. Last reply by Sam from Alabam Dec 6, 2014. 24 Replies

Pump problem: "NO DELIVERY"

Started by Marisa English. Last reply by Laura S. Nov 8, 2014. 13 Replies

What's your favorite type of infusion set?

Started by Sumattox. Last reply by FP1966 Oct 30, 2014. 8 Replies

Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch

Started by Geoffrey Steinman. Last reply by Bionic Referee Oct 18, 2014. 69 Replies

530G Enlite pump

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by Hope Oct 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Minimed revel 723 vs minimed 530g

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Libby Sep 23, 2014. 9 Replies

Sensors and transmitter

Started by Taylar. Last reply by Taylar Sep 4, 2014. 8 Replies

Crimped Infusion Sets

Started by piptik jenkins. Last reply by rrrruff Aug 30, 2014. 15 Replies

Battery problems

Started by swisschocolate. Last reply by shoshana27 Aug 19, 2014. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Chris G on March 19, 2010 at 10:11am
Yeah, I agree. The 722 doesn't complain as much as I think it should when the reservoir is empty.

On the 722, you can set the number of units for the low reservoir warning.
Comment by KiwiRox on March 19, 2010 at 9:16am
This is actually a good point for the pump - it helps when you catch those mistakes.
Comment by Jennifer on March 18, 2010 at 10:30pm
I thought once you set a bolus, no matter what kind, you cannot cancel it. I was told that by my nurse practitioner. I guess I am wrong.. i was told suspend only stops it for a few minutes but it will keep going after you take it off of suspend.
Comment by KiwiRox on March 18, 2010 at 6:57pm
When you tell the pump to give you a square bolus, it gives you the set amount over a certain amount of time. So if you told it 5 units over 5 hours, it would give you 1 unit per hour. If you stopped it at the end of hour 2 it would have given you 2 units. At the end of 2 1/2 hours it would have delivered 2.5 units. Once you stop it, by doing the quick suspend and then turning it back on, the undelivered bolus never gets delivered. So your entry of 8.9 for one hour looks like you stopped it immediately. You will need to re-enter a bolus for the food that you did eat.

Hope this helps.
Comment by christie on March 18, 2010 at 6:34pm
I just did a square bolus and then realized that I did not eat all of the carbs that I bolsed for so I quickly suspended my pump. I just went to review my bolus history and it said Type:square
user entry 8.9
stopped at 0.1
Duration: 1:00
Does this mean that when I unsuspended the pump that it did not continue my bolus? I have never had this happen I am new to the square/dual wave bolus.
Comment by lizzie78 on March 17, 2010 at 6:32pm
I just recently got on a pump. I have a MM Paradigm. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestion about it.. thanks
Comment by Mark on March 17, 2010 at 4:32pm
Erika, that's great about your new pump, thanks for the links. As far as insurance goes my endo handled all that. The only hard time I had was when my insurance put a hold on the CGM by Metronic, no doubt because they didn't believe that CGM was worth the cost. Metronic would not send a $6000 pump unless you were pre-approved.
Comment by Geoffrey Steinman on March 17, 2010 at 1:41pm
David, i'd have to look in to it, but i think the insurance may cover part of my upgrade cost (at the same rate they cover sensors, new pumps, sites, etc, at 80%)
I'm somewhat surprised with this announcement, my pump rep usually sends me the press releases about a day before they go public...
Comment by David C Weisberg on March 17, 2010 at 1:13pm
How many of us are going to spend $400 =/- to upgrade now? It seems that the new pump adds a trend warning but uses the same inaccurate sensor system. It doesn't seem to make sense to me to change now.
Comment by Gerry on March 17, 2010 at 12:00pm
Very interesting, Erika. Thanks for the links!

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