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).

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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AM Cardio

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Rate the Enlite Sensor- Pros and Cons

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Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar

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Inhalable Insulin

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Medtronic 530G with sensor

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To Go Kit bag

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Leaky Reservoirs

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Setting Basal Rates

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Linda B Mar 18. 14 Replies

So I'm possibly getting a pump soon-ish

Started by Sensorium139. Last reply by Sensorium139 Mar 14. 8 Replies

Not Sure If I Should Switch

Started by Terry L Long. Last reply by lisa c Mar 12. 8 Replies

Sensor Alerts

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Closed Loop System in 3 - 5 years

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by FP1966 Feb 26. 5 Replies

Closed Loop System

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20 Years of Diabetes - A Look Back

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Hyperglycemic Effects

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Worse Diabetic Moments?

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Itimacy with the Pump

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Comment by Linda B on February 11, 2014 at 6:25am

claney61, I find the enlite really accurate. My 31 daily average on my pump was SG=126, BG=128. But I have been using the MM CGMS since it was first available in 2006. There are lots of techniques that help keep it accurate. I found the sof sensors accurate as well. The only way you will know if the enlites work for you is to try them.

Comment by claney61 on February 11, 2014 at 6:19am

Need help deciding on new CGM. I've used Dexcom 7 (found it accurate but was overwhelmed by having to hold onto yet another device) and the Soft Sensor with Paradigm (found it so inaccurate to be useless). I live alone and know I need to use a CGM, and was hoping and praying the new enlite would be way more accurate.

Would be grateful for any feedback on the enlite's accuracy and ease of use. Thanks in advance!

Comment by Linda B on January 30, 2014 at 4:54am

I have been doing the restart at 6 days, but pull the sensor at the end of the 7th day when I get the 'weak signal' that means the transmitter must be charged. I can tell that the ISIG is decreasing by then (most of the time the SG is less than the BG) and in my experience with sof sensors that means I won't get much more than another 2 days. It's not worth trying.

Comment by lisa c on January 30, 2014 at 2:51am

Hey all, I am finding the abdomen best, just not at pant area of high bending area. thigh did not last but 2 days. Linda, do you restart and go an extra few days after the 6?How long can you go?

Comment by Linda B on January 29, 2014 at 4:40pm

If what you are doing works for you, keep doing it. I just find not pulling it tight works better for me.
I have been inserting the enlites in my abdomen below the waist. I could not wear sof sensors there. I used my thighs for sof sensors, but the first enlites did not work well in my thighs. Now that I know about the tape issue, I may try my thighs again. I would need to tape down the transmitter so I don't catch my clothes on it, but now I know to leave the tape loose. I'm not sure that I'll bother though, they are working well in my abdomen.

Comment by Chris on January 29, 2014 at 4:34pm

Interesting what you say about keeping the transmitter loose. I have an issue with the pull over tape rubbing on my skin on the corners. I put a small rectangle of paper cloth (disposable glass cleaner cloth) under the edges and put half the clear taper over it. Otherwise I get a red sore usually at the bottom corner. But if the transmitter needs to not be snug maybe I need to be advised by Medtronic.

Comment by Donna on January 29, 2014 at 4:31pm
Thanks, Linda. I pay a copay so I guess it's worth a try. The sof sensors work great. Where do you insert the enlite? I use my hip area and do end up sleeping on it.
Comment by Linda B on January 29, 2014 at 4:25pm

I don't think there is any reason not to get the new system when your warranty is up, unless you are paying for the sensors yourself. The Enlites are MUCH easier to insert, and, as long as you know not to tape them down like we did with the sof sensors they work well. I had a lot of problems with my first box of enlites because I was taping them the way I used to tape the sof sensors. The enlites are made differently and have to be taped differently.

Comment by Linda B on January 29, 2014 at 4:19pm

I had the same experience regarding taping over the sensor/transmitter with a single piece of tape. I found that the tape over the transmitter has to be loose. The enlites work best for me when I don't use any extra tape at all. When I pull the little tab of tape over the transmitter I don't pull it tight. I actually leave a little space between my body and the transmitter.

Comment by Donna on January 29, 2014 at 4:14pm
I appreciate all the comment and suggestions. I was going to get new Enlite system in July when my warranty is up but now I wonder!!

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