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 Jennifer on August 12, 2010 at 7:30am
I am kind of chunky too. I used the Mios and like them for things such as thigh ad arm sites - BUT - the tubing was too short when I dropped my pants (especially on an arm site) and it would pull - so I have soe Mio sites I keep in the car and my D "go" bag because they have an inserter built in - convienent. I use primarily now the Silhouettes 13mm for my belly sites, and the Quick sets 6mm for my arm, thig, ann flank sets. I use the 43" tubing in each. I manually insert the SIls, and use the Quickserter for the Quicksets.
Comment by Jenn Zapata on August 10, 2010 at 7:19pm
I had allergy for a long time then my Medtronic nurse thought to ask if I was allowing my I.V.adhesive to dry all the way before I applied my quick set. I have also heard the same advice as the other Jennifer works also. Either way you should be about to avoid a reaction.
Comment by Jennifer on August 10, 2010 at 6:04pm
As for the adhesive - all of the sets by Medtronic are manufactured by the same company UnoMedical. Others have tried in the past to lay doen an IV3000 dressing (clear film dressing) and shooting the set through it so that the adhesive lays on the IV3000 and not your skin, thus reducing or eliminating the contact on your skin.
Comment by Miss Miss on August 9, 2010 at 9:16pm
Way to go Lola on the A1C!
Comment by Spiced Ham on August 9, 2010 at 8:40pm
I am new to the whole site, as well as to social networking stuff in general, so bear with me. My first question here is this: does any one else get allergic reactions to the adhesives used to keep the Quicksets on your skin? I've been having huge allergy problems for many years now. Does Minimed have different adhesive options?
Comment by Lola Emery on August 7, 2010 at 4:52pm
Oh, by the way my last A1C was a record for me. After not being able to get it below 7.0 before I got the CGM - it was 6.5 this time. I'm very happy about that - but it took me a nine months learning period to get it there.
Comment by Lola Emery on August 7, 2010 at 4:46pm
Jeff, I haven't been able to connect to Carelink but only because I now have a new computer... with Windows 7 64-bit. Carelink doesn't work with 64-bit yet in Windows 7. Medtronic should have it able to work soon, I hope! But right now I'm using my husband's XP to connect and it worked the last time I used that.
Comment by jeff choochoo on August 7, 2010 at 1:53pm
Has anyone else had a promblem connecting the Carelink USB to your computer.
Comment by Dlrdon on August 7, 2010 at 6:01am
I just got my first a1c ,6.8 , that was bellow 7.0. Been on the pump since dec 09. I chart with carelink and can't figure why a1c not lower. Carelink gave me 131 BS for last month, lowest 2 week period was 120. I guess I'll keep plugging along. :-)
Comment by Ursela on July 28, 2010 at 1:36pm
Eureka, Thanks for the "light" reading. It was very enlightening. My daughter uses the OneTouch Ultra Link, it wasn't listed, but both OneTouch systems did really well in comparison. I knew that glucometers weren't a hundred percent accurate, but I figured that they would be within 10%, though I think it should be more like 5. It scary to think that many of them didn't even meet FDA minimum requirements.
 

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