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 Michelle Hughes on July 12, 2010 at 11:36am
If anyone has va benefits, they can order your supplies. I use the larger transderm and love it. Hardly any problems with them.
Comment by Miss Miss on July 12, 2010 at 10:45am
Anthony I use the larger ones. The smaller ones like the IV3000 I have to replace before it is time to.
Comment by Anthony on July 12, 2010 at 7:32am
Many thanks, Jennifer...will order the 1626w's. Also found the IV300 rolling up in hot weather, after a shower, etc. Will order from Amazon, too. Many, many thanks....this is a great place for reliable nice to have it available.
Comment by Jennifer on July 12, 2010 at 6:28am
The 1626W is the catalog number.
Comment by Jennifer on July 12, 2010 at 6:28am
I would definitely get the bigger size Anthony - the 1626 Actually I just ordered TWO boxes from for $23 each I think - which is like more than half off anywhere else I have tried. I also currently am using the IV3000 - but they are small - and have to use at least 2 of them with each sensor, and sometimes changing them mid use as they are rolling up (especially after ocean swimming and such).
Comment by Anthony on July 12, 2010 at 5:55am
Many thanks for all of the help and suggestions. I used a Tegaderm patch yesterday afternoon and it seems to stick much better than the IV3000. I am going to order a box of them today. you use the 1624W size or the 1626W? I need to figure out the correct size. Medtronics rep told me I could use the IV prep or try the Mastisol as long as I applied it after I inserted the sensor. I haven't tried the Mastisol yet. As far as location...not sure I can manage some of the places being single and living alone. Will give the Tegaderm more time. Again, sincere thanks to you all. ---Anthony (yes, the furry one)
Comment by A. Kelsey Metcalf on July 11, 2010 at 6:33pm
Anthony, have you tried using your upper buttocks/lower back area? Might be less prone to furriness/sweat/friction from clothes. (maybe). Also, from what I know you're not supposed to use adhesive wipes (like iv prep/mastisol) with the sensor as it disrupts their reading. Only alcohol swabs to clean the area before hand. I've had great success with IV 3000, but recently moved to a hot/humid climate and am now finding it doesn't work as well. But my back/lower buttock sites stay on even without.... (although, I'm not furry! ;)
Comment by lisa c on July 11, 2010 at 4:44am
Every now and then good to do basal review. if you fast anyway...good time to adjust them. is your fixed Prime correct? Maybe you arenot getting enough to fill the resevoir?

Keep us posted on progress.
Comment by Jennifer on July 10, 2010 at 10:00am
Anthony - YOu can try an adhesive called Mastisol - it's like skin glue. I use my sensors in my thigh (small amt of bleeding right after insertion, but not enough to pull it out), abdomen and arm (the back part where you would give a shot). I have my first arm sensor in now (day 5 I think) and so far, it is my favorite - don't even realize it is there most of the time. However, tricky to do - had to get my husband to help place it.
Comment by Miss Miss on July 9, 2010 at 9:09pm
Anthony you are not alone. I am not a small person at all. I also do my share sweating and I work as a landscaper. I do not use the IV3000 I use Tegaderm and they work well for me. I either put my sensors on the top part of my behind or on my stomach.

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