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.

Members: 1984
Latest Activity: Mar 18

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 MKSSS on December 6, 2014 at 5:18am

Back of my arms works great! Was recommended to me by my Endo.

Comment by Laura S. on December 5, 2014 at 11:00pm

I've bent two Silhouette introducer needles trying to use old abdomen sites. Now heading around back, but you do have to find areas you can reach. Thought about using Mios but didnt like all the plastic clutter, and I have never had luck with anything but Sils. I am using my Ping pump again, but will continue to try to get the Comfort sets toward the back, or hip or something. Dont like bending those needles...ick...

Comment by Mari on December 5, 2014 at 9:56pm

I rotate a lot. I use upper thighs, upper buttocks and upper arms. The abdomen is the easiest for sure. Its easier to place the set when you use an inserter.

Comment by Jen on December 5, 2014 at 9:47pm
Thank you for the advice Sam and Karen!!! I changed my site and went farther and higher to the side of my abdomen. Never injected there so I was nervous it would hurt, but it wasn't any worse than my regular 'go to' spots. Interested to see how my sugars will be with this new area!
Comment by Karen on December 5, 2014 at 8:49pm

Jen, 12 years for me as well and same problem. I only tried another site one other time and did not have good results, but I know I need to try new territory

Comment by Sam from Alabam on December 5, 2014 at 8:19pm

I had the same problem. I had to go off the pump for a few years, but the long lasting insulins were too unpredictable, so I'm back. Now I'm going higher and lower and farther to the sides on my abdomen than before... I have to do yoga for 10 minutes to reach around to my backside. Upper rear end works if you can get to it. I don't have a nurse, so it's me or nothing. If you carefully inspect your tummy, you can spot where you were and even a quarter of an inch away will help. Good luck! :)

Comment by Jen on December 5, 2014 at 7:22pm

Does anyone know the best infusion site beside your abdomen? I've been wearing my minimed pump for 12 years and I think I'm developing scar tissue in my abdomen and I don't think the insulin is absorbing as well. Need some advice!:-)

Comment by Laura S. on November 14, 2014 at 9:05am

You have to do what works best for you obviously. I would say the only company I never had any issues with was with my little Cozmo. Right now I'm unable to hear alarms on the MM pump, and with some other issues I just think pulling out a four year old Ping is my best bet. Warrany isnt up until October, and the pump folks arent even too willing to discuss buying anything new (even though my current HMO never bought me a pump...). I hope the Ping lasts awhile past warranty!

Comment by deathjamm on November 14, 2014 at 7:35am

My latest experience with Medtronic. My 530G's down button started failing on me (it doesn't give the solid click it used to and a couple of times, the pump would lock up. Only way I could get it to respond again was to mash the down button). called Medtronic around 6pm last night and told them about the problem and by 10:00AM this morning, I had a replacement pump sitting in my hands (overnighted by them via UPS). Quick turn-around

Comment by Type1 on November 13, 2014 at 8:41pm
I guess I must be extra lucky then. I've used them since 2004 and have never had any pump problems. I've been on their CGMS for 5 years and they had also been trouble free. The new predictive alarm feature has saved me more than once. I am terribly hypo-unaware so this feature is most welcomed. I can actually sleep at night knowing that it has my back.
I'd probably feel the exact same way as you if I had those kinds of problems.
Good luck with whatever direction you take.
After 34 years as a type 1, I've taken enough wrong directions as it is without having equipment that is intended to help us lead me astray or not work at all.
I wish all the best for you,

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